LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE: KND) today announced that the Company will make a $50,000 donation to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey in Texas and across the Gulf Coast.
The Company is also supporting its employees through its HOPE Fund, a tax-exempt charitable organization that was established to provide monetary assistance to Kindred employees experiencing financial hardship due to a catastrophic life event.
“We are focused on doing everything necessary to support our team in Houston to make sure that our sites of service are operational, our patients safe, and our employees have support under very difficult circumstances,” said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Though the situation in Houston remains uncertain in terms of the weather and the risk of additional flooding, as of this morning our hospital sites of service remain operational and our patients are safe and being well cared for. And we have a plan to take care of our home health and hospice patients who need services.”
Mr. Breier continued, “Many of our employees are not only stepping up to take care of our patients under very trying circumstances, but they also face their own personal and financial challenges in the wake of this devastating storm. We are committed to supporting them in the aftermath of this tragedy and we keep them in our thoughts and prayers.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-100 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $6.1 billion(1). At June 30, 2017, Kindred’s continuing operations, through its subsidiaries, had approximately 88,100 employees providing healthcare services in 2,540 locations in 45 states, including 81 long-term acute care hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 19 sub-acute units, 614 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,705 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for eight years, 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. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
(1) Revenues from continuing operations for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2017.