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Kindred Hospitals provide specialized acute care and rehabilitation for medically complex patients leaving the ICU or med-surg unit. Take a look at 5 care initiatives at Kindred that help improve outcomes and reduce readmissions.

Specialized Caregivers

Our patients receive treatment from physicians, including specialists as needed, and a team that may include ACLS-certified nurses, respiratory therapists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, pharmacists, and dietitians - all with experience helping medically complex patients recover.

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. Certification by The Joint Commission ensures a standardized, evidence-based approach to care and to performance measurement and improvement.

Move Early Program

The Move Early Program incorporates movement into the care plan as early as possible, even for patients on mechanical ventilation, promoting timely recovery of prior function.

Interdisciplinary Care Team Bedside Rounds

Kindred Hospitals’ physician-led interdisciplinary care teams gather at the patient’s bedside at least weekly to discuss patient goals, milestones, and progress, and to provide education and answer questions – improving patient and family experience and outcomes.


Our skilled AfterCare teams contact patients at 2, 7, 14 and 31 days post-discharge to provide education and support as patients recover. Patients are also able to access registered nurses 24/7 within the first 30 days after leaving Kindred. AfterCare helps patients reach their full potential and helps reduce the risk of readmission.

To learn more about how Kindred Hospitals’ programs can help manage medically complex patients recover, visit  

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