Louisville, Ky. – Kindred Healthcare is planning a $39.5 million expansion of its corporate headquarters in Louisville that is expected to create up to 500 full-time jobs.
Kindred plans to construct a six-story, 142,000-s.f. building adjacent to the company’s corporate headquarters on South Fourth Street. The new facility will house Kindred’s support center operations, national training center, Kindred University and an employee wellness clinic. Construction will begin early next year with the building expected to be operational in 2017. The new facility also will bring Kindred employees from across the U.S. to Louisville for seminars, educational programs and company meetings.
Kindred is a healthcare services company that through its subsidiaries, operates transitional care hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, and provides contract rehabilitation services and home health and hospice care. Once it completes a merger with Atlanta-based Gentiva Health Services Inc. in early 2015, Kindred will become one of the largest healthcare companies in the U.S., providing jobs to more than 100,000 people in 47 states. Kindred currently has nearly 2,500 employees in Louisville.
“It is exciting and gratifying to see a homegrown company continue to expand and become the national leader in its healthcare sector,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer. “Kindred’s expansion and development of Kindred Square is a major investment in our downtown, creating a new headquarters building for our skyline and a major anchor for South Fourth Street. Their growth plans, including the creation of so many new jobs, underscores this company’s confidence in Louisville and solidifies our best-in-the-world status as the leader in lifelong wellness and aging care.”