Company Ranked Third in Category for Innovation, Reflecting
Kindred’s Network Development Strategy
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2017--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today
announced that it was named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by
Fortune magazine. This is the eighth time the Company has made the list.
Kindred ranked third for innovation among the companies in the “Health
Care: Medical Facilities” category.
The list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is the definitive report
card on corporate reputations. Fortune collaborated with its partner
Korn Ferry Hay Group on this survey of corporate reputations. To
determine the best-regarded companies in 51 industries, Korn Ferry Hay
Group asked executives, directors, and analysts to rate enterprises in
their own industry on nine criteria, from investment value and quality
of management and products to social responsibility and ability to
attract talent. A company’s score must rank in the top half of its
industry survey to be listed. More information and the list of the 2017
World’s Most Admired Companies is available here: fortune.com/worlds-most-admired-companies.
“Being named to Fortune’s list of the Most Admired Companies is a
tribute to the hard work of our employees,” said Benjamin A. Breier,
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “Ranking third for
innovation is a reflection of our strategic vision to create post-acute
care solutions and deliver effective care coordination across the entire
patient episode. At Kindred, we are positioned to be a unique provider
of coordinated post-acute care and a post-acute benefits management
company now and into the future.”
Kindred has been developing high-performance post-acute care networks
through partnerships with health systems. The future will be driven by
collaborative efforts to deliver coordinated post-acute care with other
providers, enabled by technology and data-driven care management
capabilities. Kindred’s Contact Center, staffed by clinical
professionals 24 hours a day, is a critical component of the Company’s
approach to care management. This team provides direct patient guidance
and education through the Company’s 866-KINDRED toll-free number, as
well as AfterCare support and post-acute care benefits coordination on
behalf of the Company’s hospital partners.
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).
As of October 1, 2016, Kindred through its subsidiaries had
approximately 102,200 employees providing healthcare services in 2,702
locations in 46 states, including 82 long-term acute care hospitals, 19
inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 91 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute
units, 647 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home
care sites of service, 104 inpatient rehabilitation units
(hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which
served 1,740 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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Revenues based upon Kindred consolidated revenues for the twelve
months ended September 30, 2016.
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