Taps Additional Kindred Resource to Assist Teammates Directly
Affected by this Tragedy
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 28, 2017--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today
announced that the Company will make a $50,000 donation to the American
Red Cross in support of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas
and across the Gulf Coast.
The Company is also supporting its employees through its HOPE Fund, a
tax-exempt charitable organization that was established to provide
monetary assistance to Kindred employees experiencing financial hardship
due to a catastrophic life event.
“We are focused on doing everything necessary to support our team in
Houston to make sure that our sites of service are operational, our
patients safe, and our employees have support under very difficult
circumstances,” said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s President and Chief
Executive Officer. “Though the situation in Houston remains uncertain in
terms of the weather and the risk of additional flooding, as of this
morning our hospital sites of service remain operational and our
patients are safe and being well cared for. And we have a plan to take
care of our home health and hospice patients who need services.”
Mr. Breier continued, “Many of our employees are not only stepping up to
take care of our patients under very trying circumstances, but they also
face their own personal and financial challenges in the wake of this
devastating storm. We are committed to supporting them in the aftermath
of this tragedy and we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-100 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $6.1 billion(1). At
June 30, 2017, Kindred’s continuing operations, through its
subsidiaries, had approximately 88,100 employees providing healthcare
services in 2,540 locations in 45 states, including 81 long-term acute
care hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 19 sub-acute
units, 614 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home
care sites of service, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units
(hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which
served 1,705 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune
magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for eight years, Kindred’s
mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and
produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer,
employee and shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.
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(1) Revenues from continuing
operations for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2017.
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