Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals (certified as long-term acute care hospitals and licensed as acute care hospitals) provide aggressive, specialized interdisciplinary care to medically complex patients who require extended recovery time. These patients are ill and have few care options left; they come to us because they require the aggressive, specialized care and prolonged recovery time that conventional short-term acute care hospitals may not be equipped to provide.
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We are proud of our clinical outcomes - in 2013, Kindred’s Transitional Care Hospitals treated the most medically complex patients, discharging nearly 70% of patients home or to a lower setting of care after an average length of stay of 27.1 days. From 2009 to 2013, we have reduced rehospitalization rates by 14%. To learn more, read our 2013 Quality and Social Responsibility Report.Our hospitals have 24-hour physician support and the ancillary services found at an acute care hospital, including laboratory, radiology, operating or procedure rooms, high acuity units, special care or intensive care units (ICUs) and telemetry units. Transitional care hospitals are licensed as acute care hospitals and are accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our 2013 Hospital Division Nursing Report highlights our ongoing commitment to our greatest resource – our caregivers. At Kindred, we are proud of the high quality care delivered daily in our transitional care hospitals. In order to facilitate the continued trend of performance excellence and improved value for the patients and residents we serve, we remain committed to providing the best environment in which to work, and opportunities for professional and leadership development. To read the report, click here.
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