Kindred Celebrates National Hospital Week

By Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Celebrates National Hospital Week – transitional care and inpatient rehabilitation – during National Hospital Week, May 12-18. This is an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the innovations, technologies and staff dedicated to quality patient care.


This year’s theme, “A Guiding Light for Changing Times,” echoes the changes happening nationwide in healthcare however, Kindred’s goal of making recovery and rehabilitation possible for patients today and in the future remains the same. Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals play a vital role in the recovery process for the sickest and most medically complex patients who require acute care and rehabilitation over an extended recovery period. Kindred Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals and hospital-based Acute Rehabilitation Units – all certified as Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – provide rapid recovery and improved function for patients who can tolerate at least three hours of rehabilitative care per day. Additionally, these settings provide physician-supervised care, use an interdisciplinary approach and certify for each patient a clinical need for therapy in at least two disciplines.

As a result of Kindred’s Hospital Division leadership and dedicated hospital staff, the transitional care hospitals outperform national quality benchmarks in key clinical areas, discharge patients home or to a lower setting of care after an average length of stay of 27.3 days, and play a critical role in reducing costly rehospitalizations. In addition, Kindred’s freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) delivered 4% greater functional improvement to patients than the national average in 2012. For more information about Kindred Hospitals and their performance outcomes, read the 2012 Quality and Social Responsibility Report.

Watch the videos below to learn what makes Kindred's Transitional Care and Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals unique.