Kin­dred, Dig­nity part­ner on Ariz. re­hab hos­pi­tal

Modern Healthcare - - REGIONAL NEWS - —Adam Ruben­fire

Kin­dred Health­care and Dig­nity Health have agreed to build a 50-bed re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion hos­pi­tal in Chan­dler, Ariz. through a joint ven­ture.

Kin­dred, a Louisville, Ky.-based posta­cute-care provider, re­cently signed a de­fin­i­tive agree­ment to build and op­er­ate the fa­cil­ity with Dig­nity, a San Fran­cisco-based health sys­tem that op­er­ates 35 hos­pi­tals. Kin­dred will own a slight ma­jor­ity in the ven­ture and man­age dayto-day op­er­a­tions.

This will be the duo’s sec­ond joint ven­ture. They also jointly op­er­ate a home health busi­ness in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia. The new hos­pi­tal will be named Dig­nity Health Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion Hos­pi­tal-East Val­ley, and is ex­pected to open in the third quar­ter of 2016, pending reg­u­la­tory and other ap­provals.

Kin­dred will add the fa­cil­ity to its two tran­si­tional-care hos­pi­tals, and home health, hospice and non­med­i­cal home­care ser­vices in Phoenix. The provider ex­pects to open a 120-bed tran­si­tional-care cen­ter in Phoenix in the sec­ond half of 2015, which will be li­censed as a skilled-nurs­ing fa­cil­ity.

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