• 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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  • Kindred's Commitment to Physicians

    By Maggie Cunningham
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    To continue our efforts of constantly improving our patients' care and outcomes, we are investing in new ways to support our physicians - a Pillar of Clinical Excellence here at Kindred. Kindred's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Marc Rothman, addressed our company-wide commitment to our physicians in a recent video.  

    As noted, our world and the healthcare landscape are constantly changing, so we must adapt with it, ensuring our physicians have the tools and resources they need to be successful.

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  • Kindred Today - Clinical Impact Symposium 2016

    By Leslie Leite

    audience 8Kent Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, took the stage to speak about the current state of Kindred. He opened with a slide that answers the question "Who is Kindred" with one sentence:

    Kindred is 102,200 dedicated teammates taking care of approximately 1,040,000 patients and residents in more than 2700 locations in 46 states.

    In many ways, the number of people Kindred employees care for is the most important number of all, and Wallace paid tribute to all Kindred employees who provide care and touch so many lives every day.

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  • Hospice Medical Director Manual 3rd Edition Released

    By Maggie Cunningham

    For physicians practicing or anticipating involvement as hospice medical directors, the Hospice Medical Director Manual (HMDM) is the go-to reference. Recently the third edition was released. Not only does it have twice the content of the previous edition, it also has a Kindred touch.

    Two Kindred at Home physician leaders contributed to the new edition: Lyla Correoso-Thomas, MD, Kindred at Home Southeast Region National Medical Director is co-editor, and John Manfredonia, DO, Kindred at Home West Region National Medical Director, is also a contributor.

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  • Kindred’s Commitment to the Patient Experience

    By Maggie Cunningham
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     "We must distinguish ourselves on the quality of CARE we provide, the FUNCTION we restore or maintain, the COMPASSION we show our patients and each other, and the PHYSICIAN we work with and support. Kindred must provide SERVICE and a patient experience that is second-to-none."  

    This is the message Dr. Marc Rothman, Chief Medical Officer of Kindred Healthcare, conveys in his recent video addressing Kindred's company-wide commitment to improving the quality of the care they provide day in and day out.

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  • 2015 Clinical Impact Symposium Wrap-Up

    By Kindred Healthcare

    ciswrap1The seventh annual Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium has officially come to a close. Luckily, we live-blogged the whole event, so you can always find that content right here on the Kindred Continuum. Here's a look at each of the speakers, panels and breakout sessions in order:

    Clinical Impact Symposium 2015 Pre-Conference

    The 2015 Clinical Impact Symposium started off with a bang today with two breakout sessions for the pre-conference. While one room spent the afternoon focusing on balance and fall prevention, the other took a deep dive into the role of pharmacists in Interdisciplinary Teams (IDT). Later in the afternoon, registration opened up for the full conference, which kicks off at 8:00 AM Tuesday, November 10. Read More
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  • As the World Turns... So Does Kindred

    By Maggie Cunningham

    Imagine a world where a patient is able to access pre acute care rather than just post acute care; a world where there is a more central role for post acute care. At the end of the 2015 Clinical Impact Symposium's second full day, the clinicians were treated to a dinner where William Altman, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Integrated Care provided insights into Kindred's current position in the world, as well as where we are headed.

    Altman spoke to how we, as a company, are figuring out how to reposition ourselves in this new world, where healthcare is patient-centric.

    "I don't know what is going to happen," Altman said. "But I do know that our country has reached a tipping point when it comes to integrated care."

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  • contactcentercis1Participants at Kindred's seventh annual Clinical Impact Symposium heard about how the Marketing and Communications team supports the important work that Kindred clinicians do every day to take care of patients across the country. The team, led by Susan Moss, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, runs programs in the areas of physician outreach, social media and reputation management, and consumer outreach. The programs have made a significant impact on the way people - from referral sources, potential patients and their families, employees and the general public - view Kindred and understand what services it offers.

    Physician outreach programs allow us to reach doctors with whom we do not have a relationship by offering information they can use such as white papers and facts about transitional care.

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  • Kindred Leadership Vision - Care Traffic Control

    By Maggie Cunningham

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    What do you see within Kindred? This is the question that Ben Breier, President and Chief Executive Officer, asked of the Clinical Impact Symposium audience. Breier sees a leadership team that every single day manages the balance of patients, clinicians and business to move Kindred and all of the lives it touches forward.

    "Today," Breier said, "we want to empower you as leaders within your facilities, to make a difference and hold others accountable."

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  • Divisional leadership addressed the participants at Kindred's seventh annual Clinical Impact Symposium to kick off the first official day, and one theme was common - each leader challenged the group to take what they will learn over the next three days back to their facilities or locations, and make an impact.  

    The theme of this year's symposium is The Impact of Fall Prevention and Medication Management Across the Continuum.

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