Kindred Healthcare Opens New Hospital in Springfield, Illinois

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today announced the opening of Kindred Hospital Springfield in Springfield, Illinois.

The 50-bed freestanding long-term acute care (“LTAC”) hospital includes a six-bed high acuity hospital unit, four-bed dialysis room, rehabilitation gym, five bariatric rooms with ceiling lifts, three negative-pressure isolation rooms and the ability to monitor 16 patients with telemetry equipment. The hospital is located within one mile of two short-term acute care hospitals. Including Kindred Hospital Springfield, the Company now operates six hospitals in the state of Illinois.

The Company’s LTAC hospitals are designed to provide aggressive interdisciplinary care to medically complex patients who require extended recovery time. Kindred helps patients continue their care and transition them to the next level of medical care, rehabilitation therapy and recovery on their journey home.

“Kindred Hospital Springfield is the seventh hospital we have acquired or opened since last December,” said Paul J. Diaz, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. “We look forward to providing hospital services to the residents of the Springfield area, who can benefit from the continuum of post-acute care services and clinical expertise provided by Kindred Healthcare.”

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-200 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of over $4.2 billion and approximately 54,700 employees in 40 states. At September 30, 2010, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 650 locations, including 83 long-term acute care hospitals, 226 nursing and rehabilitation centers and a contract rehabilitation services business, Peoplefirst rehabilitation services, which served 341 non-affiliated facilities. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine’s Most Admired Healthcare Companies in 2009 and 2010, 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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Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Susan E. Moss, Vice President, Communications, 502-596-7296

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