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OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital Receives Approval

(LOUISVILLE, Ky. and PEORIA, Ill. | October 4, 2021) – Kindred Healthcare, LLC (Kindred) and OSF HealthCare have received approval from state regulators to jointly own the Greater Peoria Specialty Hospital, which will now be known as the OSF HealthCare Transitional Care Hospital, located in Peoria, Illinois.

The approval was granted in August by the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board. Doster Construction has been named general contractor.

The revamped hospital will include 18 long-term acute care (LTAC) beds and a 29-bed acute rehabilitation unit. The LTAC portion of the hospital will continue to deliver care for the most difficult-to-treat, critically ill and medically complex patients – such as patients with respiratory failure, septicemia, traumatic injuries, wounds or other severe illnesses complicated by multiple chronic conditions, including post-COVID recovery.

The rehabilitation unit will help adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic surgery and other conditions. It will feature all private rooms and provide intense, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies and medical care to improve functional independence and help the patient return home.

“We are pleased to have obtained this approval, and excited to continue our progress in partnership with Kindred as we ready the facility to provide outstanding care to our community” said Bob Anderson, President, OSF HealthCare Saint Francis Medical Center.

"We are excited to work with OSF HealthCare in this innovative partnership that will renovate our existing hospital into a dual-purpose facility to better serve the Peoria community," said Mike Warrington, President of Kindred's Hospital Division. "Replacing some of our LTAC beds with acute rehabilitation beds and a state-of-the-art therapy gym creates a combination of services that optimize this hospital’s offerings to more appropriately meet the local demand for post-acute healthcare services.”

While LTAC services will continue to be provided during the hospital’s transition, Kindred and OSF HealthCare expect to begin offering the combination of LTAC and rehabilitation services by September 1, 2022, following the completion of renovations to the facility at 500 W Romeo B Garrett Ave. in Peoria.

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare LLC is the nation’s leading specialty hospital company delivering acute health services in its long-term acute care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, acute rehabilitation units, and behavioral health line of business, all specializing in treating the most medically complex patients. Based in Louisville, Kentucky, and 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 FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Susan E. Moss
Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Kindred Healthcare


About OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 24,000 Mission Partners in 150 locations, including 15 hospitals – ten acute care, five critical access – with 2,089 licensed beds, and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. The OSF HealthCare physician network employs more than 1,500 primary care, specialist and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare, through OSF Home Care Services, operates an extensive network of home health and hospice services. It also owns Pointcore, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization; and OSF Ventures, which provides investment capital for promising health care innovation startups. More at

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Shelli Dankoff
Senior Media Relations Specialist
OSF HealthCare