Expands to Texas, Colorado and Washington
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 18, 2015) — Kindred Healthcare, Inc. today announced that Kindred House Calls, the Company’s Home-Based Primary Care (“HBPC”) business, has expanded into three additional states.
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, 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, Colo., 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 and Spokane, Wash. 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.