Kindred Healthcare, LLC to provide post-acute healthcare services within Southeast Hospital

August 05, 2020
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MISSOURI (August 5, 2020) – SoutheastHEALTH announced today a strategic partnership with Kindred Healthcare, LLC to provide post-acute healthcare services within Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau effective August 1. The 13-bed unit features all private rooms for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic surgery and other conditions.

“We are very pleased to partner with Kindred on a unit dedicated to supporting patients as they reach milestones along their journey to recovery,” said SoutheastHEALTH President and CEO Ken Bateman. “We are fortunate to have a team of rehab caregivers second to none. The new partnership will bring care and support to a new level.”

Bateman added that “Southeast’s inpatient rehab unit stands out primarily because of our percentage of discharges to home, compared to discharges to skilled nursing, is better than national and regional averages. This is a testament to the quality of services we offer.”

Kindred Healthcare is the leading provider of rehabilitation services in the U.S., providing services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, to over 1,500 hospitals and long-term care facilities in 46 states. Kindred employs 31,800 employees and reports approximately $3.2 billion in annual revenues.

With Kindred, an interdisciplinary team that includes physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and other health professionals, will design an individualized treatment plan to help patients restore lost ability and function. Intensive monitoring and therapy help patients regain skills more quickly so they can return home and resume normal activities.

“This unit at Southeast Hospital will be home to a team of healthcare professionals dedicated to providing high-quality inpatient rehabilitation services and passionate advocacy for patients that enhance the lives of individuals throughout southeast Missouri,” said Laird Smithson, Chief Operating Officer for Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services. “We are excited to embark on a relationship with Southeast to offer the community increased access to quality care focused on providing hope, healing and recovery.”

Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services provides leading acute rehab services to 22 freestanding inpatient rehabilitation facilities and more than 95 partner hospital locations in the U.S. They partner with acute care hospitals and health systems to optimize performance of acute and post-acute services. Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services is part of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare, LLC. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the leading provider of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, to over 1,500 hospitals and long-term care facilities in 46 states. They are the premier provider of rehab throughout the full continuum of care, including long-term acute care hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, inpatient acute rehab units, independent rehabilitation facilities and hospice and home care locations.