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Kindred hires Wallace as executive VP, COO

Kindred hires Wallace as executive VP, COO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  January 27, 2015

Kent Wallace has been named executive VP and COO at Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare, which operates nearly 2,400 healthcare facilities across the U.S.

Gentiva shareholders approve Kindred takeover

By Beth Kutscher  |  January 23, 2015

Shareholders of Gentiva Health Services have agreed to sell the home health and hospice company to Kindred Healthcare, paving the way to form the country's largest post-acute-care operator.

MedPAC calls for cutting inpatient rehab facility payments

By Virgil Dickson  |  January 15, 2015

A federal panel's recommendation that reimbursement for rehabilitation be the same for inpatient rehabilitation facilities and skilled-nursing facilities is getting immediate pushback from industry stakeholders who say patient care will suffer.

Number of new ESRD cases may be declining

Number of new ESRD cases may be declining

By Rachel Landen  |  January 13, 2015

Although nearly twice as many people in the U.S. were diagnosed with end-stage renal disease in 2012 compared with 20 years ago, the number of new cases diagnosed annually has fallen since 2010

Healthcare job growth continues

Healthcare job growth continues

By Melanie Evans  |  December 05, 2014

Healthcare added 28,900 jobs last month to bring the sector's employment across hospitals, ambulatory care, nursing and residential providers to 14.9 million workers, the latest federal data show. Robust growth in ambulatory care was largely responsible for the gains.

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