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Kindred Healthcare Overview

Louisville, KY
10000+ employees
1985
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
We are the largest provider of post-acute care services in the United States, and a Fortune magazine Most Admired Healthcare Company for eight years. Clinical excellence, national reach and the innovative use of technology allow us to better coordinate post-acute care benefits ... Read more

Mission: Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer and employee we serve.

Company Updates

  • Kindred Raises More Than $120,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association

    During 2018, Kindred had more than 1,200 participants in our National Team for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we raised more than $121,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support, advocacy and research. Additionally, our efforts raised critical awareness for the disease.

    To celebrate the accomplishments of the top five fundraising teams, we’re awarding $10,000 in sponsorship funds to these teams for their local Alzheimer’s Association chapters in 2019.
    Congratulations to:

    • Old Man Brooks Team (West Chester, OH) – Dr. Sally Brooks, KRS
    • Bridgeport Healthcare Center (Portsmouth, OH) – Rhonda Johnson, RehabCare
    • Kindred Hospital South Florida -- Hollywood (Hollywood, FL) – Lisa Heslin
    • Kindred Hospital St. Louis – St. Anthony’s (St. Louis, MO) – Bonita Hart
    • Carolyn’s Crew (Little Rock, AR) – Melanie Stacy, KHRS

    Matching funds will continue to be available through the Kindred Foundation for all teams that fundraise for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s this year.

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Kindred Healthcare – Why Work For Us?


We Are Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, LLC, is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky, with annual revenues of approximately $3.3 billion. At September 30, 2018, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 37,400 employees providing healthcare services in 1,894 locations in 45 states. This includes 74 long-term acute care hospitals, 22 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 11 sub-acute units, 98 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which serve approximately 1,689 non-affiliated sites of service. Also, Kindred has been named a "World's Most Admired Healthcare Company" by Fortune magazine nine times. 

“Simply put, Kindred has become both a provider of quality post-acute care and a manager of post-acute care by deploying a variety of products and services designed to improve quality, outcomes and the customer experience while lowering the total cost of care.” - 
Ben Breier, Kindred CEO

Our Employees, Our Greatest Resource

As the country’s largest provider of post-acute care, our commitment to the highest quality care is at the heart of what we do every day. Kindred’s employees deliver expert, supportive care solutions to patients across the country, helping us shape the future of care for an aging America – a future where care is coordinated effectively across all types of settings, particularly in the home, and where we can offer clarity and hope to those entrusted to our care.

Kindred has put key resources in place to ensure patients receive the right care for the right duration with targeted clinical interventions to support shorter lengths of stay and ongoing wellness.

Find your future with Kindred, the country’s largest provider of post-acute care.

Join our interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other experts, working together to form individualized care plans for our patients. 

We recognize that our employees are our greatest resource and our most valuable assets. 

We are committed to investing in an inclusive and equitable work force and to developing future healthcare leaders. 

Build your career and thrive in a collaborative and positive work environment supported by a strong team of healthcare leaders. 

Take advantage of opportunities through our development programs, training seminars and university partnerships for continuous career growth.


Inclusion, Equity, Diversity

We will pursue our mission with an inclusive workforce where diversity is leveraged, respected and reflective of the patients, family members, customers and employees we serve.

In doing so, we will strive to maximize the potential of all employees to drive Kindred’s strategy and our brand.


Interested in a Career with Kindred?

Just visit us at kindredcareers.com or call us at 1.855.KND.HIRE (1.855.563.4473).


 


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RehabCare Careers

 

RehabCare is the provider of choice for therapists across the country. They count on us to operate with a spirit of integrity, trust and a commitment to doing the right thing. They know we deliver outstanding clinical care and exceptional service.

 

As a therapist with RehabCare, you have the satisfaction of playing an integral role in helping people regain their health and restore their lives. Our team members work with us becuase we give them the freedom to be passionate about patient care and the environment that allows them to have fun while doing their life's work. Our commitment to them includes providing flexible hours, a competitive salary, attractive benefits and continuing education opportunities.


 

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Community Involvement

At Kindred Healthcare, our community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

Through the Kindred Foundation, the company maximizes resources to support worthwhile community activities in three categories – healthcare-related charities, employee education and mission-related research – giving our nursing centers and hospitals the ability to participate at a higher level in non-profit organizations they already support in their communities across the United States.

We have focused our efforts on developing strong partnerships with three key healthcare-related, non-profit organizations that are closely aligned with our business – the Alzheimer's Association, the American Lung Association and the American Heart Association.

These organizations have missions that are consistent with ours and through our involvement we can help them raise awareness about their important causes and aid these groups in funding research.

Alzheimer's Association
Since 2005, Kindred and our employees have contributed over $3.5 million to the Alzheimer's Association through participation in A Walk to End Alzheimer's. Each year, about 3,000 employees participate in more than 100 walks across the United States. To see Kindred's current fundraising levels and make a tax-deductible contribution to the Alzheimer's Association, please click here .

To hear Lane Bowen, President of Kindred's Nursing Center Division, discuss Kindred's dedication to helping those with Alzheimer's and efforts in helping find a cure for the disease, click here.

American Lung Association
In 2012, Kindred became a National Corporate Team Partner of the American Lung Association. This partnership signifies Kindred’s commitment to improving lung health for all Americans, and in advancing our shared goals. Through this partnership, Kindred Hospitals support the American Lung Association through participation in, fundraising for and sponsorship of their walks, cycling adventures and climbs around the country. We’ve always supported the Lung Association because their mission aligns so closely with ours, in improving lung health and preventing lung disease. This is important to the health of our patients, as well as the well-being of our employees. 

In addition, we have committed dollar-for-dollar matching funds for the hospitals that participate in the American Lung Association's events and for the hospitals and nursing centers that take part in the American Heart Association's Heart Walk. The company also provides funds to each hospital to sponsor their local Heart Walk and American Lung Association events.

American Heart Association

Kindred Healthcare is excited to support the American Heart Association’s largest fundraiser, the Heart Walk, on a national level across all Kindred facilities. While Kindred facilities have participated in the walks for many years, in 2013, Kindred became a National Heart Walk Corporate Team Partner. In addition to helping fight the #1 and #4 killers of American men and women, heart disease and stroke, this great family-friendly event offers great team-building opportunities in local facilities as well as access to the American Heart Association’s exceptional wellness tools. The American Heart Association’s mission is one that Kindred believes in. They strive to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke. Eighty percent of heart disease is preventable. Research, advocacy efforts and educational resources are funded by the money raised by Heart Walk participants. Every day, Kindred cares for patients and residents who suffer from heart-related diseases. We see firsthand the effect these diseases have on patients, residents and their families.

Recently Susan Moss, Vice President of Enterprise Marketing and Communications for Kindred, shared her personal story of heart disease that landed her in the exact spot in the heart hospital that she had worked so hard to avoid.

Kindred is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen in every community we serve. We will nurture partnerships with these organizations and continue to grow our involvement.

Proud Supporters of the Case Management Society of America

The Case Management Society of America is the leading membership association providing professional collaboration across the healthcare continuum to advocate for patients' wellbeing and improved health outcomes by fostering case management growth and development, impacting health care policy, and providing evidence-based tools and resources.

Inclusion & Equity Council

In 2017, the Inclusion Strategy was developed and approved by the Executive Committee of Kindred Healthcare. Inclusion is effectively leveraging diversity to create a fair, equitable, healthy and high-performing organization.

Kindred’s CEO Ben Breier signed the pledge for Action in Diversity and Inclusion, which states: “It is a top priority to attract top-rated talent and retain a quality workforce that reflects the cultures and diversity of the patients and communities we serve. By working together, we intentionally continue to build an inclusive workforce where diversity is respected and differences are recognized as a part of our strong culture.”

Tim Findley is Kindred's Inclusion Leader and Division Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion. He has overall responsibility for the creation and implementation of the enterprise-wide inclusion and equity strategy, and has worked in several different industries and disciplines. 

Some of Tim's recent accomplishments in this role include:

2018

  • Completed application process for seating of Kindred’s Inclusion Council,
  • Kindred’s Inclusion Council developed and recommended Inclusion initiatives for 2019,
  • Presented on diversity recruiting at Talent Acquisition Meeting in Houston, Texas, at Louisville Society of HR Management and at the Bellarmine University’s Dialogue on Diversity Conference,
  • Designed new D&I training module for the People Management Foundation Program and Program Directors in KRS,
  • Conducted Beginning Diversity and Inclusion Behavior training courses at the Support Center,
  • Held the first-ever Martin Luther King Jr. event at Kindred Support Center in the new Kindred Square Auditorium,
  • Attended Women’s Conference with executive women and mentees,
  • Recognized in Black Enterprise, as a Top Executive in Corporate Diversity at Kindred Healthcare,
  • Received the Trustees of Inclusive Equity Award, presented by the Louisville Central Community Centers. The award was presented for having demonstrated significant community impact in the areas of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity,
  • Developed and proposed language for Student Programs to use in obtaining race/ethnicity information. The language is now used in gathering information on students in our programs.

 2017

  • Corporate Equality Index (CEI) Best Places to Work designation for LGBTQ Community – Scoring 100%, previous years’ score 20% or less; only three organizations in Louisville received the designation; the other two were Brown-Forman and Humana.
  • Signing of the CEO Pledge for Action in Diversity & Inclusion (D&I), listing three major D&I actions, and being listed nationally with other prominent Fortune 500 corporations.
  • Selected and seated member for the 2018-2019 Kindred Enterprise-wide Inclusion Council (18 members); Council made up of operational senior leadership across all business units and five partnering department
  • Diversity Training integrated into several leadership development programs, i.e., KLEAD, Supervisor Foundations, Manager Foundations, Nurse Leadership Program
  • Development of an Understand Our Cultural Diversity (Beginning Diversity Training) with Continue Education  Units (CEU’s ) for clinicians  and training beginning  at the Support Center in September and at other locations
  • Cultural Competency Assessments done across Business Units
  • Coordination of Affirmative Action Programs and the creation of video webinars on Affirmative Action compliance for Talent Acquisition Professionals
  • Presented Kindred’s Inclusion Strategy at the 2017 Talent Summit in Dallas, Texas
  • Presented Kindred’s Inclusion Strategy at the Caregivers’ Summit in Louisville, KY

 

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    Pros

    Very thorough care to patients. Pay attention to details and follow Medicare guidelines very carefully. Focused on providing the beat care to patients in their home.

    Cons

    Communication can be slow between staff at times, but management tries to get information out as consistently as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work on improving communication channels between staff and disciplines.

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    Applied online, received a call from the nursing recruiter. Scheduled an interview for that week. The interview was easy and in a relaxed environment. The tour gave me the chance to see what a great place Kindred is for new grads wanting to gain experience. Kindred is a wonderful place and the staff is very welcoming.

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Kindred Healthcare Awards & Accolades

  • Corporate Equality Index (100% Rating), Human Rights Campaign (LGBTQ), 2018
  • World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2012
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
  • World's Most Admired Healthcare Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • World's Most Admired Healthcare Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2018
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