• Kindred Named Most Admired Healthcare Company for Eighth Year

    By Maggie Cunningham
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    For the eighth time, Kindred Healthcare has been named by Fortune as one of the World's Most Admired Healthcare Companies. Each year, Fortune partners with Korn Ferry Hay group, a global organizational advisory group.

     

    Together they survey top industry minds and leaders, including executives, directors and securities analysts. These industry elites span 680 of the world's highest-revenue companies in 28 countries and across more than 51 industries. Additionally, each company's score must be in the top 50% of the industry survey in order to be listed.

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  • There's a Code for That! - ICD 10 Holiday Edition

    By Maggie Cunningham

    icd10xmas16It's the time of snow and ice, trees and tinsel, naughty and nice. Yes, the holiday season has arrived, and with it, a unique set of accidents and hospital visits. The most recent revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD) was recently released by the World Health Organization (WHO). 

    The updated lists holds more than 14,000 codes, 16,000 with optional sub-classifications, of diseases, symptoms, complaints and external causes of injury or disease. But we have narrowed this down to the top ten potential codes that our clinicians may need to know during the holiday and winter months.

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  • It's often been said that no one can or could give a facility tour like Paul Diaz. Paul was CEO of Kindred Healthcare for 10 years and is now a board member. Paul made a great impact on families and employees alike, which is why every year Kindred honors outstanding employees for going above and beyond with this special award in his name.

    This year, there were 110 nominations from all Kindred divisions across the country. It's a long and challenging task to go through 110 applications, but at today's Clinical Impact Symposium, that list was narrowed down to two individuals. 


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  • Healthcare Headlines -September '16 in Review

    By Kindred Healthcare

    HCH Monthly

    Hospice Care Improves Patient Experience

    A new study adds to evidence that hospice care during the last six months of life is associated with better overall experiences for patients and a lower likelihood of dying in a hospital. Read More   

    Study Finds Benefits When Seniors Call Shots to Help Them

    A federally funded project that researchers say has potential to promote aging in place began by asking low-income seniors with disabilities how their lives at home could be better, according to a study released Wednesday. Read More  

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  • 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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  • 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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  • The 2015 Paul Diaz Caring Award

    By Maggie Cunningham

    102,000 caregivers.

    152 nominations

    Four finalists. 

    One award presented annually to Kindred caregivers who demonstrate an extraordinary level of skill, compassion and empathy while caring for patients and residents. The Paul Diaz Caring Award.

    Four outstanding caregivers are awarded a cash prize, a glass Caring Award and certificate, and a special reception in their honor. Additionally, each of the recipients will be honored by having their names engraved on the legacy Paul Diaz Caring Award plaque, which sits in the Kindred Support Center. Their photos and stories will hang on the Caring Awards "Wall of Fame" within the expanded facility. 

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  • Kindred Healthcare: Denver

    By Kindred Healthcare
    Kindred Healthcare: DenverAt Kindred Healthcare, we consider ourselves fortunate to call Denver, Colorado, one of our homes. In the Denver area, Kindred offers services including aggressive care for medically complex patients, intensive care and short-term rehabilitation through two transitional care hospitals, two nursing and rehabilitation centers and home health, hospice, personal home care assistance and in-home physician care services.

    What makes our facilities unique is the pride that comes from bringing patients back to health, in addition to seeing the joy that it brings to their family and friends. What’s more, combining this pride with the great city of Denver makes it easy to see why our employees are so upbeat. Read Full Post
  • Pat Henry Today's Woman NominationWe are proud to announce that Pat Henry, President of RehabCare, has been nominated as one of 2015’s Most Admired Women by Today’s Woman magazine. Pat has been nominated in the corporate category by the editorial board of Today’s Woman for her career achievements.

    Pat has a strong therapy background. Not only is she President of RehabCare, but she is also a licensed speech pathologist. Pat holds a Master’s degree from Ohio State University and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is active with the Texas Health Care Association in addition to her role with the American Healthcare Association.

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  • Pure Oxygen, Amazing Results: Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for WoundsHyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) is a process in which a patient breathes 100 percent oxygen at above-normal atmospheric pressure. The process increases the delivery of oxygen to the body, enhancing the body’s natural healing process.

    The Hyperbaric Manager at Kindred Hospital Kansas City has seen the positive effects of HBOT on persistent wounds firsthand.

    "For those who have tried other therapies with no results, they can find great benefits with hyperbaric oxygen wound therapy," she says. It can be "life-changing," she adds, when a patient no longer has to deal with a wound that wouldn't heal and was impacting his daily life. Read Full Post