LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2016--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today
announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Lynn Simon to
the Board, effective immediately.
Since 2014, Dr. Simon has served as President, Clinical Services and
Chief Quality Officer for Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH), a
leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across
the country, and previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief
Quality Officer from 2010 to 2014. Dr. Simon is responsible for all
aspects of clinical operations, including patient safety and quality,
clinical service lines, nursing and case management. She also oversees
medical staff relations, physician practice management, telemedicine
initiatives, medical informatics and corporate support areas, including
pharmacy, medical imaging, laboratory and hospital-based physician
services. Previously, Dr. Simon served as Senior Vice President and
Chief Medical Officer of Jewish Hospital and St. Mary’s HealthCare in
Louisville, Kentucky, from 2005 to 2010, and as Vice President of
Medical Affairs at Jewish Hospital from 2004 to 2005. She began her
career practicing neurology.
Dr. Simon was named to Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most
Influential Physician Executives and Leaders in 2015 and 2016 and was
named to the magazine’s list of the Top 25 Women in Healthcare in 2015.
She currently serves as the Quality Committee Chair for the Federation
of American Hospitals. In addition, she serves on the Technical Advisory
Committee of the Center for Medical Interoperability, a private
organization led by health systems to change how medical technologies
“Lynn’s background as a physician and executive will be invaluable for
the Board and management team as we continue to partner with hospitals
and health systems to create a platform for population health and
well-being,” said Phyllis R. Yale, Chair of Kindred’s Board.
“We look forward to working with Dr. Simon,” said Benjamin A. Breier,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Her experience as
a physician, chief medical officer and executive will enhance our
ongoing efforts to create solutions in post-acute care through
patient-centered care management. As a leader in promoting quality and
patient safety, Dr. Simon will enhance our efforts to provide quality
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1).
At June 30, 2016, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately
101,800 employees providing healthcare services in 2,684 locations in 46
states, including 97 transitional care hospitals, 19 inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, 92 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute units, 617
Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of
service, 105 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and
contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,735
non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s
Most Admired Healthcare Companies for seven 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 based upon Kindred consolidated revenues for
the twelve months ended June 30, 2016.
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