Kindred Healthcare LLC announces the opening of Community Rehabilitation Hospital South in partnership with Community Health Network. This is the third joint venture partnership between Kindred and Community Health.

The 44-bed hospital is located in Greenwood, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis, at a site that formerly housed a Kindred long-term acute care hospital.

Kindred now operates 22 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs) in 11 states. The majority of the hospitals are operated in partnership with leading health systems. These hospitals care for adults recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and other conditions, notes a media release from Kindred Healthcare.

In addition to opening Community Rehabilitation Hospital South, Kindred has opened two new IRFs and begun construction on two others in 2018.

  • In Tacoma, Washington, Kindred opened CHI Franciscan Rehabilitation Hospital in partnership with CHI Franciscan Health. The 60-bed hospital is western Washington’s first and only freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
  • In the Des Moines, Iowa, suburb of Clive, Kindred and Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines opened Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital. The 50-bed hospital is Iowa’s first and only freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital.
  • In Madison, New Jersey, Kindred and Atlantic Health System broke ground on Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute. The 38-bed freestanding Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019.
  • In Billings, Montana, Kindred, Billings Clinic and St. Vincent Healthcare broke ground on The Rehabilitation Hospital of Montana. The 34-bed hospital, expected to open in the first quarter of 2019, will be the first and only freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Montana.

“As our nation’s population ages, the demand for essential rehabilitation services continues to grow, highlighting the importance of adequate patient access,” says Jason Zachariah, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred, in the release.

“Kindred Rehabilitation Services partners with leading health systems to meet this demand and provide the best outcomes for this specialized patient population. Our IRF business is rapidly expanding as we capture opportunities to bring our rehabilitation expertise to new markets and meet the needs of the communities we serve.”

[Source(s): Kindred Healthcare LLC, PR Newswire]