Scheduled to open in 2018
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2016) — Kindred Healthcare, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines to create a joint venture to construct and operate a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Clive, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines. The project has received Certificate of Need approval from the Iowa State Health Facilities Council. This will be the first freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital in the state of Iowa.
Kindred will manage the day-to-day operations of the new hospital. Subject to several regulatory and other approvals, Kindred expects the hospital to open by the second quarter of 2018. The new hospital will care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other long-term illnesses or injuries. In the Des Moines area, Kindred currently provides home health and hospice services.
“We look forward to partnering with Mercy Medical Center to build and operate a facility that will address the growing need for inpatient rehabilitation services in the Des Moines area,” said Jason Zachariah, President of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare. “Kindred is proud to create a quality-focused partnership with a leading Midwest healthcare system and excited to broaden our post-acute care offerings in the area. We expect this collaborative effort, like other Kindred partnerships across the country, to deliver the kind of excellent patient care that helps our inpatient rehabilitation business outperform peers in key clinical measures.”