Kindred Healthcare Inc. (ticker: KND, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N))
News Release -
Kindred Healthcare Names Dr. Sally Brooks Vice President of Physician
and Medical Development
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Nov 17, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE:KND) today announced the
appointment of Dr. Sally Brooks as Vice President of Physician and
Medical Development for the Company.
In this new role, Dr. Brooks will lead efforts to foster positive and
strong relationships with physicians and physician groups nationwide.
This effort to build and enhance physician relationships is essential to
Kindred's overall quality improvement, clinical program and business
development strategy. She will report to Benjamin A. Breier, the
Company's Chief Operating Officer.
Dr. Brooks will continue to work collaboratively with Dr. Keith Krein,
Chief Medical Officer of the Company's Nursing Center Division, and Dr.
Sean Muldoon, Chief Medical Officer of the Company's Hospital Division,
to enhance physician and medical development for all of Kindred
Healthcare and for each division as well.
Dr. Brooks joined the Company last November as Vice President and
Medical Director in the Nursing Center Division in order to help develop
and implement physician engagement strategies and clinical program
development with a primary focus on Transitional Care Centers and
Transitional Care Units.
Before joining Kindred, Dr. Brooks was employed at United Health Group
and Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield where she developed and implemented
Medicare and Medicaid clinical programs that serve both ambulatory and
nursing center populations. Dr. Brooks is a fellow of the American
College of Physicians and American Geriatrics Society and serves on the
national Board of Directors of the American Geriatrics Society.
"Dr. Brooks will assist in our physician and physician extender
development strategy," Mr. Breier said. "Collaborative strategies,
including partnerships with healthcare system physician groups,
commercial insurance organizations and pilots with providers throughout
the medical community, will all lend themselves to bolstering our goal
of improving quality and becoming the leading post-acute provider in
each of the communities we serve."
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.2 billion and
approximately 54,700 employees in 40 states. At September 30, 2010,
Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 650
locations, including 83 long-term acute care hospitals, 226 nursing and
rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business,
Peoplefirst rehabilitation services, which served 341
non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most
Admired Healthcare Companies in 2009 and 2010, Kindred's mission is to
promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for
each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and
shareholder we serve. For more information, go to www.kindredhealthcare.com.
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Susan E. Moss
Vice President, Communications