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    Modern Healthcare recently released to the public their 2015 'Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare' list. Leading the pack were U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and President of the United States Barack Obama. This is seen at large as a reflection of the centrality in healthcare based on the Affordable Care Act and the battle over its future. 

     

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  • 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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  • What Can we do About Burnout Among Palliative Care Doctors?

    By Dianne Halderman, AVP, Clinical Operations, Kindred at Home

    Results of a recent study showed that burnout among palliative care physicians – those who focus on pain and symptom relief among patients with various diseases and conditions – is extraordinarily high: over 62 percent. The study, which relied on a survey of over 1,200 hospice and palliative care clinicians, also found that 50 percent of palliative care physicians expect to leave the field in the next 10 years. Severity of the burnout seemed to be affected by younger age, having fewer colleagues and working weekends.

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  • Federal Health IT Policy

    By Kindred Healthcare
    Larry Wolf, Kindred’s Health Information Technology Strategist, spoke at the
    Larry addressed the importance of information technology as one component for improving care. He reviewed the changes over the past few years that have resulted in widespread adoption of electronic health records and the beginnings of their use to improve care coordination. Looking to the future, he discussed the opportunity created by the IMPACT Act of 2014 which will require interoperable information in a few key areas that include functional and cognitive status, medications and care preferences.
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  • The No Barriers Mindset

    By Kindred Healthcare
    The No Barriers MindsetErik Weihenmayer lost his vision at the age of 13, but hasn’t let that disability stop him from achieving a “no barriers life.” Through his nonprofit organization No Barriers, Erik helps others to meet exceptionally challenging goals. Recently, the organization helped a quadriplegic man reach the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, making him the first quadruple amputee to do so. The organization’s website gives more information on the program and its outreach. Read Full Post
  • State of American Healthcare Policy Considered as Sierpina Makes PresentationRay Sierpina, Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Affairs at Kindred Healthcare, addressed attendees at the 2014 Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium, sharing his thoughts on the current state of political affairs in the United States. Sierpina gave an overview of the recent elections and how they changed the landscape in Washington, and then outlined Kindred’s short, mid and long-term goals. Read Full Post
  • CIS Jane Dailey Nov 12 aJane Dailey is Vice President of Clinical Operations, East Region and Southeast Region, in the Hospital Division of Kindred Healthcare. She provided an update on the Cognitive Care pilot in Dallas, starting first by recognizing what she called “an amazing group of people” in the Dallas-Fort Worth integrated care market. The folks who have been working on the pilot “wanted to continue the impact from the 2013 symposium,” Dailey notes. One year later, she says, “we have identified processes across the continuum that will allow us to promptly screen and evaluate patients with cognitive issues.”

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  • Diaz Honored with Caring Award

    By Kindred Healthcare
    Diaz Honored with Caring AwardPaul Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of Kindred Healthcare, was named recipient of the first Kindred Caring Award, an honor that will be known as the Paul Diaz Caring Award going forward. The announcement was made at the 2014 Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium, being held this week in Louisville.

    Diaz was honored for the investment he has made over the past 12 years in the entire company – patients and employees alike. Read Full Post
  • Leadership Vision

    By Kindred Healthcare

    Leadership VisionPaul Diaz, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer, and Benjamin Breier, its President and Chief Operating Officer, delivered a summary of leadership’s vision for the future of the company this morning at the 2014 Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium.

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  • Divisional Leadership Kicks off Clinical Impact Symposium

    By Kindred Healthcare
    Divisional Leadership Kicks off Clinical Impact SymposiumThe 2014 Kindred Clinical Impact Symposium: Clinical Excellence in the Care of the Stroke Patient Across the Continuum began this morning with welcoming remarks from Kindred’s leadership team.

    Anthony Disser, Senior Vice President of Clinical Operations, kicked things off by reminding participants of the significance of the word “impact,” and the importance of taking lessons from the symposium back home to their facilities and their communities.

    After a tribute to veterans on this Veterans Day, given by Mary van de Kamp, Senior Vice President of Quality and Care Management, Mike Beal, President of the Nursing Center Division, asked attendees to think not about the “what” of the care we deliver each day, but the “how.”

     

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