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Kindred Appoints Tammy Barker as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Residential Services of Its Nursing Center Division

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2014-- Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) announced today that it has appointed Tammy Barker as Senior Vice President of Clinical and Residential Services of its Nursing Center Division, effective September 2, 2014.

Ms. Barker will be responsible for the clinical and residential services provided in Kindred’s 98 nursing centers and six assisted living facilities, including clinical operations, dietary services and training. She comes to Kindred from HCR ManorCare where she most recently served as the Assistant Vice President Quality Support Services. Ms. Barker has extensive experience in all aspects of clinical services. She began her career in acute care nursing, and has spent the past 20 years dedicated to sub-acute and long-term care for patients and residents in roles including Director of Nursing Services and Director of Clinical Services.

“We are pleased that Tammy has joined Kindred,” said Michael W. Beal, President of Kindred’s Nursing Center Division. “Her experience will be invaluable to our caregivers as they continue to deliver improved clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.”

“Tammy shares our passion for high quality patient-centered care and excellent customer service,” said Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “She will play an important role in assuring our ability to provide high quality, integrated care as we deliver on our promise of hope, healing and recovery to our patients and residents.”

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 $5 billion and approximately 63,000 employees in 47 states. At June 30, 2014, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,353 locations, including 97 transitional care hospitals, five inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 98 nursing centers, 21 sub-acute units, 153 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 1,875 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 You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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