LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 15, 2015) — Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced that Kindred House Calls, the Company’s Home-Based Primary Care business, has expanded into three additional states.
As part of Kindred’s effort to facilitate physician coverage across sites of care to develop population health management capabilities, Kindred House Calls provides home-based primary care (assisted living facilities, independent living and home) and select specialty services for patients who cannot easily access traditional outpatient care settings.
Kindred began developing its HBPC business in 2013 when it acquired a primary care practice in Cleveland, Ohio. The founder of that practice, Dr. William Mills, was newly appointed President of Kindred House Calls.
Kindred recently acquired House Call Doctors of Austin, Texas, which provides in-home medical care in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas and surrounding areas. Julia Jung, the President and Chief Executive Officer of House Call Doctors, has joined Kindred’s Managed Care Group. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
In March 2015, Kindred acquired Physician House Calls LLC, a physician-led, primary care practice based in Denver, Colorado, which delivers care in home-based settings. Dr. Thomas Lally, who founded Physician House Calls, will continue to serve as the Medical Director of the practice and will report to Dr. Mills. Dr. Lally was named the American Academy of Home Care Medicine Physician of the Year in 2014. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Kindred House Calls is also integrating two primary care practices that were part of Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (“Gentiva”), which Kindred acquired in February 2015. The Gentiva practices are located in Austin, Texas, and Spokane, Washington. The acquisitions and former Gentiva locations strategically align with Kindred’s development of comprehensive Integrated Care Markets.
In total, Kindred House Calls’ HBPC business has approximately 70 practitioners, including physicians and nurse practitioners, serving approximately 10,000 patients. Kindred House Calls is one of the largest HBPC businesses in the country, as ranked by the number of practitioners.
“Expanding Kindred House Calls increases our ability to deliver exceptional medical care in a patient’s home or community-based assisted and independent living facilities,” said William M. Altman, Kindred’s Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy and Integrated Care. “This strategic growth supports our goal to manage and coordinate care across the continuum and builds upon our ability to deliver integrated care and population health solutions that support recovery and wellness.”
“Growing Kindred’s home-based primary care services enhances our ability to provide high-quality house call services to patients who are at high risk for hospitalization, and enables them to stay at home,” said Dr. Mills. “Through our tailored medical care, we are delivering improved clinical outcomes, preventing emergency room visits and hospital stays, and creating positive patient experiences.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-85 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, 2015, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 102,600 employees providing healthcare services in 2,787 locations in 47 states, including 97 transitional care hospitals, 16 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 90 nursing centers, 21 sub-acute units, 664 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 100 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,799 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for six 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 kindredhealthcare.com. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.