Kindred Healthcare Appoints Dr. Marc Rothman as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Its Nursing Center Divi

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced the appointment of Dr. Marc Rothman as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Company’s Nursing Center Division.

Dr. Keith Krein, the current Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer for the Nursing Center Division, will be moving to a new role as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for the division, effective the end of this year. In this capacity, Dr. Krein will focus on special projects for the division and support the Company’s advocacy efforts with policy makers.

Most recently, Dr. Rothman has been a practicing geriatrician with The Permanente Medical Group at the Kaiser-Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Rothman is a specialist in internal and geriatric medicine, clinical epidemiology and long-term care. In San Francisco, he led the Kaiser-Permanente post-acute service and attended to residents in two of the Company’s nursing and rehabilitation centers. Dr. Rothman is a member of the American Geriatrics Society, American Medical Directors Association, American College of Physicians and the Society of Internal Medicine.

“We are confident that Marc will help us build on the quality improvements we have continued to make since Keith joined the division in 2003,” said Lane M. Bowen, Executive Vice President and President of the Company’s Nursing Center Division. “Marc will build on and develop new initiatives that will lead to additional quality and clinical improvements throughout the division. His expertise as a geriatrician and his dedication to providing quality care will be a great benefit throughout our nursing and rehabilitation centers. We are fortunate that Keith will continue to provide his guidance and knowledge to the division, and his efforts will be complemented by the addition of Marc.”

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-150 private employer in the United States, is a healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,900 employees in 46 states. At September 30, 2011, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in over 2,250 locations, including 120 long-term acute care hospitals, five inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 224 nursing and rehabilitation centers, 23 sub-acute units, 47 hospice and home care locations, 102 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served approximately 1,740 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies for three 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


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