Kindred Recognized for Raising More Than $2M for American Lung Association On July 25, Andrew Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association, visited the Kindred Healthcare Support Center to present a special award. Kindred recently surpassed the $2 million mark in funds contributed to the American Lung Association since the outset of our national corporate team partnership. It is because of the countless Kindred team members throughout the country who have dedicated their time and energy to the Lung Association that we were able to reach this achievement. We are so proud to support an organization that shares our mission for a world without lung disease. We look forward to continuing this partnership and to reaching the next fundraising milestone. To learn more about Kindred’s partnerships with the AHA and ALA, visit http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMiW4.
Kindred Honored by the American Heart Association On July 9, the American Heart Association celebrated their volunteers, employees, board members and many supporters with an appreciation lunch and awards ceremony. Kindred Healthcare was honored to receive the following awards: • Life is Why Award recognizing the Life is Why partnership between Kindred and the American Heart Association • Go Red for Women “With All Our Heart” Corporate Donor Award • Go Red for Women “Heart of a Leader” Award to Susan Moss and Andrea Romisher, co-chairs of the 2019 Go Red for Women Lunch • 2018 Heart Walk “With All Our Heart” Corporate Donor Award • 2018 Heart Walk Circle of Excellence Company Kindred Healthcare and the American Heart Association share a mission of building an equitable, sustainable culture of health locally and throughout the country. Together, we unite to address critical health issues through education, awareness and the generation of revenue to provide lifesaving research. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMiWl.
Kindred Partners with Atlantic Health, Opens $24M Rehab Center at Giralda Farms Victims of strokes, neurological diseases and traumatic injuries will soon start rebuilding their lives at the new Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Morristown, NJ. The two-story, 38-bed center will replace the century-old Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute that straddles the border of Morristown and Morris Township on Mount Kemble Avenue. "Every little detail, every piece of the entire design has a purpose designed for rehab,” explained Therapy Director Vanessa Sembrat after a ribbon-cutting ceremony held by officials from the Morristown-based Atlantic Health System and partners from Kindred Healthcare of Kentucky. The new facility will feature a smart car -- to help patients relearn how to get in and out of a car -- a ski simulator to improve balance, and a $170,000 motorized exoskeleton to help paralyzed patients walk again.
Kindred Partners With ASAHP for 2019 Summit on May 31 Kindred Healthcare is partnering with The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and Saint Louis University to co-host the 2019 ASAHP Summit, "Collaborative Stakeholder Forum Connecting Academic Programs and Clinical Practice Together to Inform System Improvement.” The event will be conducted on May 31, 2019, at the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University, providing an opportunity to bring together health industry and academic partners to discuss translational skills and any corresponding gaps between Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). Additional information can be obtained by contacting either Anthony Breitbach at Anthony.Breitbach@health.slu.edu or Barbara Wallace at Barbara.Wallace@Kindred.com.
Groundbreaking in Iowa Signals Construction of New Rehab Hospital Iowa City, IA -- Mercy Iowa City, an affiliate of MercyOne, is partnering with Kindred Healthcare to build and operate the second freestanding rehabilitation hospital in the state of Iowa. Mercy Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital is expected to open by the second quarter of 2020 and will provide care for patients recovering from stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and other conditions. A formal groundbreaking ceremony took place on Thursday, April 18. “We are excited to work with Kindred Healthcare on this joint venture to enhance the rehabilitation services offered to patients in the community,” said Sean Williams, President and CEO of Mercy Iowa City. “The facility will serve the growing population of patients in need of comprehensive rehabilitation care by giving them access to state-of-the-art technology and treatment options to advance the recovery process.”
KH Spring Implements "Bionic" Rehab Device Houston, TX -- At Kindred Hospital Spring, a new robotic rehabilitation device has arrived. We are implementing the Ekso GT technology into our therapy program. This “bionic” device from will help patients walk sooner than ever. Bionics are bio-inspired technology, focusing on enhancing stability and support for walking during rehab sessions. The Ekso GT is also utilized by several of Kindred's Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals.