LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2014--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today
announced the appointment of Michael W. Beal as President of its Nursing
Center Division effective immediately. Mr. Beal will be a member of the
Company’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Beal succeeds Lane M. Bowen, who has retired after serving the
Company for 13 years. Mr. Bowen had been Executive Vice President at
Kindred Healthcare since February 2005 and President of the Nursing
Center Division since October 2002. Mr. Bowen began his career as a
hands-on physical therapist and dedicated more than 35 years to the
delivery and quality improvement of post-acute care.
Mr. Beal most recently served as Executive Vice President of the Nursing
Center Division’s East Region, one of two regions within Kindred’s
Nursing Center Division. He began his career with the Company more than
22 years ago as a business office manager. He became a licensed nursing
home administrator and a district director of operations. Mr. Beal
became a Senior Vice President in 2004 and was promoted to Executive
Vice President in 2011. Over the years, he has continued to handle a
larger geography of care settings and greater scope of responsibility.
“This is a well deserved promotion for Mike, reflecting the leadership
skills that have helped him drive quality clinical outcomes, patient
satisfaction, and strong facility operations for many years,” said
Benjamin A. Breier, President and Chief Operating Officer of the
Company. “We thank Lane for his leadership and commitment in
transforming Nursing and Rehabilitation Center care, providing faster
recovery and returning patients home sooner. We are confident Mike will
build upon Lane’s legacy and innovative approach. On a personal note,
words cannot express my appreciation for Lane’s knowledge, guidance,
dedicated service and especially his friendship.”
“It is hard to overstate the contributions that Lane has made to our
organization, and the entire profession, during his career with
Kindred,” said Paul J. Diaz, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
“Lane actively pursued our mission of providing quality care and has
been a great partner and friend to Ben and me over the many years. We
wish him all the best.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $5 billion
and approximately 63,000 employees in 47 states. At December 31, 2013,
Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,280
locations, including 101 transitional care hospitals, five inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, 100 nursing centers, 22 sub-acute units, 159
Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care
locations, 104 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a
contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,789
non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most
Admired Healthcare Companies for six years in a row, 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.
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