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New agreement brings new rehabilitation hospital to Greenwood

For release on August 01, 2017

Community Health Network, Kindred Healthcare partner to provide convenient access, exceptional rehabilitative care to south, central residents

Indianapolis—Community Health Network and Kindred Healthcare agreed to a joint venture to operate a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Greenwood.

The newly-named Community Rehabilitation Hospital South will be modeled after an existing facility on the Indianapolis’ northeast side. Community Rehabilitation Hospital South will provide post-acute care with convenient access for patients with a broad range of diagnoses related to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases, orthopedics, amputations and related disorders.

Maintained in partnership with Kindred Healthcare, a national leader in the development and operation of rehabilitation hospitals, the south facility, located at 607 Greenwood Springs Drive, will feature specialized clinical programs including a dedicated brain injury unit for patients suffering from trauma-related neurological conditions.

“We are thrilled to once again partner with Kindred to provide exceptional rehabilitative care to those patients who need it,” said Jason Fahrlander, chief operating officer for Community Health Network. “This new hospital allows us to further our goal of providing convenient access to specialized post-acute care to help improve the lives of individuals in this region.”

This will be the third joint venture between Kindred and Community, joining Community Rehabilitation Hospital on the Community Hospital North campus and Community Howard Specialty Hospital in Kokomo, Indiana.

“Community Health Network has been a great partner and we are pleased that we can work with them to enhance their rehabilitation services,” said Jason Zachariah, President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred. “This quality-focused collaboration with a leading healthcare system will deliver the kind of excellent care that improves patients’ lives and enables our inpatient rehabilitation business to continuously outperform peers in key clinical measures.”

Remodeling of the current facility is underway. The new Community Rehabilitation Hospital South is expected to open in early 2018.

About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 200 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.

About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion(1). At March 31, 2017, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 100,100 employees providing healthcare services in 2,624 locations in 46 states, including 82 LTAC hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 91 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute units, 619 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 101 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,693 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 for the last twelve months ended March 31, 2017.

Kris Kirschner, Director Corporate Communications, Community Health Network
Kris Kirschner
Director, Corporate Communications