Appoints Jon B. Rousseau as President of New Division
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 1, 2013--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) is
excited to announce the creation of a new Care Management Division to
improve care transitions and patient outcomes by further developing
capabilities to deliver integrated care across various care settings.
The Company has appointed Jon B. Rousseau as the President of this
Kindred’s Care Management Division will develop programs that will
enable Kindred and its partners to better manage episodes of care,
create more seamless transitions between care settings and improve
patient satisfaction, thereby reducing lengths of stay and
rehospitalizations at a lower cost to Medicare and other payors.
The goal of the Care Management Division is to focus on the unique
medical and rehabilitative needs of every patient and resident we serve
– and to deliver on Kindred’s Mission of Hope, Healing and Recovery.
The Care Management Division will include Kindred at Home, and be
responsible for expanding the business, as well as leveraging the
Company’s homecare, hospice and palliative care offerings as we develop
and support care models, including medical homes and Accountable Care
Organizations that meet consumer preference and support integrated care
The new division will grow Kindred’s home health and hospice business,
test new delivery and payment models and develop capabilities to support
the Company’s Integrated Care Markets and “Continue the Care” strategy.
These capabilities include (i) physician coverage across sites of
service, (ii) care managers to smooth care transitions, (iii)
information sharing and IT connectivity, (iv) tools to ensure
appropriate patient placement and (v) condition-specific clinical
programs and outcome measures.
As Division President, Mr. Rousseau will partner with key constituents
throughout Kindred to further advance the Company’s integrated care
efforts and help to further develop our capabilities to deliver
cost-effective care management and superior patient care outcomes across
Kindred’s continuum of post-acute services. Mr. Rousseau will serve on
the Company’s Executive Committee and will report to Benjamin A. Breier,
Kindred’s President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Kindred, Mr. Rousseau was Vice President of Global
Marketing and Vice President of North America Marketing for Mylan Inc.
(NASDAQ:MYL), a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company focused
on the development, manufacturing and marketing of prescription drug
products. He led commercial, development and strategy initiatives in
multiple senior leadership roles and co-led the Mylan Specialty business
in selling specialty prescription drug products to office-based
physicians, hospitals, consumers, pharmacies and payors. Previously, he
worked for Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), the world’s leading medical
device maker, where he was Global Senior Director for the Continuous
Glucose Monitoring franchise, led business development activities for a
large division and worked on key strategy processes across the company.
Mr. Rousseau earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Princeton
University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
“Kindred’s goal is to provide integrated, patient-centered and
high-quality care across the post-acute continuum,” said Mr. Breier. “As
care management is a cornerstone to any successful patient-centered
healthcare delivery system, Jon will be instrumental in preparing
Kindred for future delivery and payment models and ensuring we are able
to deliver on our promise of hope, healing and recovery.”
“Our dedicated clinical teams provide coordinated care throughout an
entire post-acute episode – from hospital to home – and we believe Jon
will expand our care management capabilities and pursue the innovations
that will help shape the future of post-acute care,” said Paul J. Diaz,
Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer. “This new role highlights our
commitment to provide superior clinical outcomes, transition patients
home more quickly and safely and lower costs by reducing lengths of stay
and reducing unnecessary rehospitalizations.”
About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United
States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in
Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and
approximately 76,000 employees in 46 states. At March 31, 2013, Kindred
through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,169
locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, 204 nursing centers, 24 sub-acute units, 101
Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care
locations, 103 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a
contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,615
non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most
Admired Healthcare Companies for five 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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