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Kindred plans new transitional-care centers

By Beth Kutscher
Posted: November 12, 2012 - 2:15 pm ET

Kindred Healthcare, Louisville, Ky., said it is planning to develop two new transitional-care centers in Indianapolis and Las Vegas in early 2014.

The plans come as the post-acute-care operator opens or moves closer to opening replacement transitional-care hospitals in Dayton, Ohio, and Charleston, S.C.

In Indianapolis, Kindred expects to open a 100-bed skilled-nursing center adjacent to the site of St. Francis Health Indianapolis Campus. And in Las Vegas, a 150-bed transitional care center will be located next to Spring Valley Hospital Medical Center, a Universal Health Services facility.

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Both Kindred hospitals will offer short-term rehabilitation therapy, including cardiac and orthopedic care. Once regulatory approval is finalized, construction on the projects will begin in the first quarter of next year, and the facilities are scheduled to open in 2014.

The company already has a number of transitional care, nursing and rehabilitation, and hospice and home health operations in both markets.

Kindred also noted in a news release that it has opened the 67-bed Kindred Hospital Dayton, which features all private rooms, a therapy gym and expanded radiology and intensive-care units.

It is also seeking approval for a sub-acute unit on the same site. Kindred also operates a hospice in the city.

Finally, the company said it plans to open the relocated Kindred Hospital Charleston later this quarter, pending regulatory approval. The freestanding facility will also have a 35-bed sub-acute unit onsite.

Kindred has one other acute rehabilitation unit in Charleston.

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