Investing in our People Directly Results in Quality Care

By Kindred Healthcare

In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight and recognize Kindred’s greatest asset – our dedicated employees.

Without the 78,000 compassionate colleagues taking care of more than 70,000 patients and residents each day, we would not be the company we are today.

The Kindred workforce is a team of diverse individuals who share the common goal of providing the highest quality care for patients and residents throughout the post-acute care continuum. This diversity is clear in the fact that in 2012, our workforce was more than 80% women and approximately 40% minorities. We firmly believe in recruiting a strong workforce that resembles the variation and diversity of those we care for.

In order to assure a strong future, Kindred has a long-standing commitment to investing in a broad-range of training opportunities – with $34.2 Million spent on employee training in 2012 and an additional $3 Million in tuition reimbursement.

We also believe in recognizing and rewarding the merit of our employees, which in 2012, came – in part – through the investment of more than $28 Million in recognition and bonus programs for non-management employees throughout the year.

We believe that our investment in our employees through training, leadership development, ensuring a safe and rewarding career environment is contributing to a more satisfied team. We measure this through a significant improvement in retention rates for all of Kindred and for each of our care divisions.

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Improved employee retention, coupled with a drastic decrease in the use of contract labor has had a positive impact on care as it improves the consistency of the patient/caregiver relationship.

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And so, in honor and appreciation of our Kindred employees in the wake of Labor Day, we express gratitude on behalf of the 646,000 patients and residents who were cared for by Kindred in 2012 in settings across the post-acute continuum.

Investing in our People Directly Results in Quality Care