• Facility Feature: Kindred Hospital Tucson, Arizona

    By Kindred Healthcare
    khtucsonAt Kindred Healthcare, we consider ourselves fortunate to call Tucson, Arizona one of our homes. Our 51-bed transitional care hospital, located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, allows us to offer long-term acute care to medically complex patients in the Tucson area. Many of our patients come to us with serious medical conditions that require a coordinated, specialized approach from our dedicated team of professionals. 
     
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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Cloud Solutions

    By Kindred Healthcare

    ss06015Cloud-based services are applications or infrastructure that users access via the Internet. While cloud solutions can be easy to set up and are affordable compared to traditional IT infrastructure and software, there are risks that need to be considered when reviewing cloud-based services for use at Kindred. The Contract Policy for Third Parties Hosting Kindred Data is a new Enterprise policy that governs the review and acquisition of all types of cloud-based services. The following highlights the policy and some questions to ask when considering a cloud-based solution: 

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  • Kindred Wears Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

    By Kindred Healthcare

    Colorectal cancer, the cancer of the colon or rectum, is among the cancers that can affect both men and women. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. About 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and more than 50,000 people die from it. However, the disease is highly preventable.

    And for that reason, March is designated as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and more specifically, Friday, March 4th was recognized by the state of Kentucky as Dress in Blue Day. Here at the Kindred Support Center and the K-Live Campus, we were happy to participate in raising awareness.

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Removable Media

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    In our fast paced, digitally driven world, we are becoming accustomed to having business and personal information on hand whenever and wherever we need it. Though convenient and flexible, removable media such as flash drives, external hard drives, CDs/DVDs and smart phones can pose risks to Kindred networks and sensitive data.

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Workstation Security

    By Kindred Healthcare

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     It's easy to feel a sense of security about your work-space, but even in locations with strong physical security it's important to secure sensitive data when you're away, sometimes called a "clean desk policy." Why? You never know when there may be visitors in the building, including vendors or even employees from other parts of the business who are not authorized to view sensitive information you have access to. Keep your work-space secure by following these best practices:

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  • Healthcare Headlines - February 2016

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    AHA Urges Congress to Remove Legal Barriers to Value-Based Payment Arrangements

    Congress should adopt a single broad exception to federal fraud and abuse laws for financial relationships designed to foster collaboration, efficiencies and improvements in health care, AHA told leaders of the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means committees today. Read More   

    How a New Payment Stream Could Come to Senior Care

    As baby boomers age over the next several decades, the demand for senior care options will increase-and there currently are limited ways for middle-income earners to pay for these services. Read More  

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Social Media

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    Have you posted, tweeted, pinned, liked, shared or checked-in today? If so, you're one of over a billion people worldwide who regularly connect to social media. With the benefits and conveniences of social media also come risks. Follow these best practices to protect yourself: 

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Document Transport & Delivery

    By Kindred Healthcare
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    Not all data breaches are the result of malicious activity. Sometimes well-intentioned employees cause breaches by forgetting to pick up a printout, including the wrong person in an e-mail or by not disposing of a sensitive document properly. Follow the tips below to make sure you don't cause a data breach when delivering sensitive documents - via e-mail, FAX, or regular mail.

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  • Nana and Arthur - The Patient Caregiver Connection

    By Maggie Cunningham

    nana4Nana Adabie was a relatively new nurse when Arthur was admitted to Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation -- Lawton in San Francisco. Arthur was under her care while he recovered from a below-the-knee amputation as well as from an infection he had incurred. As it would turn out, while Nana was helping Arthur recover and gain strength to go home, Arthur was helping Nana grow as a nurse, and gain confidence.

    "I had been working here for a few months as a brand new nurse... but Arthur still managed to make me feel like a very great nurse," Nana recollected. "He was so positive in everything that he did. So positive, that I felt like his energy flowed throughout the whole facility."

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  • It’s Easy to Secure I.T.! - Mobile Devices

    By Kindred Healthcare

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    The use of mobile devices has helped Kindred to become more efficient, productive and effective in how we do business - from the board room to the exam room. The convenience of having data on hand whenever and wherever we need it has to be balanced with the risks of device or data loss, theft or exposure. Remember to follow these simple security safeguards whenever you use mobile devices:

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