At Kindred hospitals, we understand the hardships experienced by patients who require mechanical ventilator support. Our goal is to help our patients breathe on their own again and regain their independence.
Kindred is the recognized nationwide leader in pulmonary care. We have almost three decades of experience in ventilator care and are the nation’s largest employer of respiratory therapists. Patients with complex respiratory disorders receive care based on the latest protocols, including a tailored ventilator weaning care plan. All of our hospitals have respiratory therapists on staff 24 hours a day.
Many patients referred to us are considered unable to be weaned from a ventilator. But due to our industry-leading weaning protocols and experienced team members we succsssfully weaned 44% of these cases in 2008.
Kindred hospitals treat patients with an interdisciplinary team approach. Kindred’s team of healthcare professionals, together with our board-certified pulmonologists, provides care for all respiratory patients. They meet regularly to address each patient’s:
Our hospitals provide respiratory care to patients who demonstrate extensive medical complexity. Many of our patients come to us with the following conditions:
Patients receive comprehensive treatment plans overseen by a physician who makes daily rounds to review the effectiveness of the following therapies:
Our tailored weaning care plans are designed to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation. This plan includes interdisciplinary team conferences with pulmonologists and therapists.
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