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Kindred Healthcare Continues Expansion of Behavioral Health Services with Management of Illinois Behavioral Health Unit

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 11, 2020) – Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) today announced it has begun managing Riverside Medical Center’s 64-bed behavioral health unit in Kankakee, Illinois. 

Kindred recently reached an agreement with Riverside Healthcare to operate Riverside Medical Center’s behavioral medicine program, providing inpatient and outpatient care to adults, adolescents, pediatrics and geriatrics. The agreement builds on Kindred’s existing partnership with Riverside, through which Kindred Rehabilitation Services has managed an acute rehabilitation unit at Riverside Medical Center for eight years. 

“We are pleased to expand our existing partnership with Riverside to serve more behavioral health patients in need,” said Rob Marsh, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Kindred Behavioral Health (“KBH”). “Kindred is a leader in treating medically complex and rehab-intensive patients, leveraging partnerships and innovation to enhance care. Through KBH, we are building upon our existing clinical and operational capabilities to address unmet need for behavioral health services for the benefit of patients and health systems across the United States.”

This management agreement continues Kindred’s expansion of KBH, which delivers high-quality, specialized and compassionate behavioral health services. KBH’s services include crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders; detoxification from alcohol, opiates, cocaine and other drugs; suicidal thoughts or actions, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder; and many other behavioral health illnesses. Kindred recently announced a definitive agreement with WellBridge Healthcare to acquire two behavioral health hospitals, WellBridge Greater Dallas and WellBridge Fort Worth, in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. To learn more about KBH and the services it provides, go to


About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, LLC is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $3.2 billion(1). At March 31, 2020, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 31,800 employees providing healthcare services in 1,731 locations in 46 states, including 64 long-term acute care hospitals, 21 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 10 sub-acute units, 95 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,541 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for nine years, Kindred’s mission is to help our patients reach their highest potential for health and healing with intensive medical and rehabilitative care through a compassionate patient experience. For more information, go to You can also follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

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Susan E. Moss
Kindred Healthcare
Senior Vice President,
Marketing and Communications
(502) 596-7296

(1) Revenues for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2020.


About Riverside Healthcare

Riverside Medical Center is located in Kankakee, Illinois, and is part of Riverside Healthcare, a fully-integrated healthcare system serving the needs of patients throughout five Illinois counties including Kankakee, Iroquois, Livingston, Will, Grundy and parts of Western Indiana. Riverside Medical Center is a 300-bed Level II Trauma hospital that provides a full scope of inpatient and outpatient care. Offering award-winning programs in heart care, cancer care, neurosurgery, orthopedics and a reputation for nursing excellence has placed Riverside as a leader nationally and locally. Riverside is the area’s only Magnet® Recognized hospital and ranks among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide for clinical performance. The healthcare system has earned Truven Health's Top 100 Hospitals award ten times and is a multi-year recipient of Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award. Riverside Medical Group includes more than 140 primary and specialty care providers that deliver care at sites throughout the region. For more information visit