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.
When Dr. William Thomas took a part-time job as medical director of a nursing home in upstate New York, he found that a strictly medical approach with residents didn't improve their health outcomes or quality of life. So he began to change his approach.
With the ink barely dry on its most recent acquisition deal, Kindred Healthcare has jumped back into the M&A market to scoop up Centerre Healthcare Corp., an inpatient rehab provider.
Kindred Healthcare, fresh from its triumph in a prolonged, costly takeover battle, is getting a new CEO.
A list of the nation's 39 largest post-acute-care companies, ranked by 2013 net revenue (where applicable). Source: Modern Healthcare's 15th annual Post-Acute Care Survey, DAC Bond and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Oct. 20, 2014, p. 30.
This month, Kindred formalized a $720 million deal to acquire Gentiva Health Services, a home health and hospice provider. Kindred President and COO Ben Breier discusses his company's plans to build its care-coordination business, prepare for value-based payments and and evaluate other partnerships...
Ben Breier is president and chief operating officer of Kindred Healthcare, a post-acute-care provider that reported $4.9 billion in revenue in 2013.
Ending a monthslong battle, Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services announced they will merge, creating one of the largest post-acute-care providers in the country.
A merger between post-acute-care companies Kindred Healthcare and Gentiva Health Services has been in the works for roughly a half year—with much fanfare and conflict. In an interview with Modern Healthcare reporter Bob Herman, Kindred President and COO Ben Breier explains how they finally...
Legislation that requires hospice facilities to be inspected at least every three years quietly cleared the House and Senate this week. President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill.
Ascension Health is launching a post-acute-care joint venture with the ambulatory-care subsidiary of Envision Healthcare, a publicly traded outsourcing company for physician services and medical transportation.
The recently announced merger between Genesis HealthCare and Skilled Healthcare Group will create one of the largest post-acute-care companies in the country with $5.5 billion in pro forma revenue—and the transaction also may have an impact on another pending deal within the sector.