Critical Care Beyond the ICU

Kindred Hospitals provide physician-led long-term acute care and specialized rehabilitation for medically complex patients who require additional treatment after a hospital stay.

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Next Level Care

Some of our unique care offerings include:

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Joint Commission Certifications

Demonstrating our commitment to excellence in care, all Kindred Hospitals have received at least one Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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AfterCare Program

Our skilled AfterCare teams contact patients post-discharge to provide education and support as patients recover, reducing the risk of readmission.

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Highly-Trained Staff

Our clinical staff includes physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, and dietitians - all specialized in improving outcomes for medically complex patients.

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Move Early Program

The Move Early Program incorporates movement as early as is safe and possible into the recovery plan for patients, including those on mechanical ventilation, to promote timely recovery.

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Interdisciplinary Care Team Bedside Rounds

Our physician-led interdisciplinary care teams improve patient and family experience by gathering at the patient’s bedside at least weekly to discuss goals and progress, provide education, and answer questions.

Next Level Recovery

Kindred Hospitals helps medically complex patients achieve lasting recovery


of Kindred Hospitals' readmission rates are equivalent to or better than the national average1


of Kindred Hospitals’ rates of discharge to community or home are equivalent to or better than the national average1


of patients surveyed "would recommend" Kindred Hospitals2

Frequently Asked Questions

Kindred Hospitals provides physician-led long-term acute care and specialized rehabilitation to medically complex patients. 

Our care includes, but is not limited to, ventilator management and liberation, advanced wound care, and IV drug therapy, as well as physical therapy and speech and language pathology.

At Kindred, patients receive daily physician visits and surgical and specialist consults as needed, including general surgery, pulmonology, cardiology, and infectious disease.

We also provide access to services such as 24/7 respiratory therapy, radiology, laboratory and dialysis.

Kindred Hospitals’ physicians and care teams treat patients with a wide variety of acute and complex conditions that are further complicated by the presence of one or more comorbidities.  Conditions treated include:

  • Respiratory infection and failure
  • Heart failure
  • Renal infection and failure
  • Sepsis
  • Skin ulcers
  • Post-operative complications
  • Traumatic brain injury

Because we offer ICU-level care, appropriate patients can be transferred to a Kindred specialty hospital while they are still in a critical condition.  Referring physicians may have the option to follow their patent’s treatment plan at our facility for continuity of care.

Timely referral to a Kindred facility, where patients will be treated by caregivers that specialize in complex conditions, decreases inpatient length of stay while improving outcomes.

For help deciding if a Kindred referral is right for your patient, check out our Referral Decision Tree

Kindred Hospitals, unlike skilled nursing facilities, are licensed as acute care specialty hospitals. While care at skilled nursing facilities is primarily led by nurses, the treatment at Kindred Hospitals is led by physicians who see their patients daily. Our specialized caregivers are able to provide medically complex patients with acute care treatment which many include ventilator liberation, IV antibiotic therapy, skin debridement or dialysis. We also provide radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory services. For more information on how LTACHs and SNFs differ, view this quick guide.