LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today
announced the appointment of C. Scott Blanchette as Chief Information
Officer, effective February 17, 2014. He succeeds Richard E. Chapman,
who retired effective December 31, 2013.
Mr. Blanchette has more than 20 years of information technology
experience, including serving as Senior Vice President and Chief
Information Officer for Vanguard Health Systems, where he was Senior
Vice President and Chief Information Officer since 2011. Mr. Blanchette
also served as Chief Information Officer for Healthways, Inc.
(NASDAQ:HWAY), a provider of well-being improvement solutions. In
addition, he held senior management positions at Stanford University
Medical Center and Ernst & Young. He received the 2013 MIT Sloan CIO of
the Year Award, a recognition that honors Chief Information Officers who
lead their organizations to deliver business value and innovative use of
information technology in exceptional ways.
“We look forward to having Scott join our team and lead our world-class
information technology department,” said Benjamin A. Breier, President
and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. “Scott’s leadership skills,
strategic vision and healthcare experience will help us continue to
develop our technology platforms that support our mission of providing
quality patient care. His knowledge and background will be instrumental
in the further development of our Health Information Exchange, which
facilitates the sharing of electronic patient data between Kindred’s
sites of care and with external healthcare partners.”
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 approximately $5 billion
and approximately 62,000 employees in 46 states. At September 30, 2013,
Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare services in 2,146
locations, including 102 transitional care hospitals, five inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, 102 nursing centers, 21 sub-acute units, 105
Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care
locations, 99 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a
contract rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,712
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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