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Dominican Hospital Partnership with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Provides Robust Outpatient Therapy


Dignity Health Dominican Hospital, the leading provider of outpatient rehabilitation therapy in Santa Cruz County, is pleased to announce a partnership with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, a national leader, to provide an unmatched resource for outpatient therapy in the Santa Cruz community. 

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, Kindred will assume administrative responsibility for the outpatient physical, speech, and occupational therapy programs at Dominican Hospital’s rehabilitation campus at 610 Frederick Street.

There will be no impact to patients as a result of this change. Patients will continue to receive the same therapy services, from the same therapists, at the same location. In fact, this partnership may result in expanded services in the years to come.

“A partnership between Kindred and Dominican Hospital is a natural fit,” said Dominican Hospital President Nanette Mickiewicz, MD. “In the changing landscape of health care, it makes sense for hospitals to make partnerships in the community that can sustain, and even grow, their outpatient programs.”

“Kindred is proud to be partnering with Dominican Hospital for outpatient therapies,” said Rachel Compton, Region Vice President, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services.  “Dominican’s therapists are the very best at what they do, and we look forward to working hand in hand with them to provide therapy services in the Santa Cruz community.”

About Dominican Hospital

Dignity Health Dominican Hospital has been caring for the Santa Cruz County community for more than 70 years. Dominican offers emergency services and is a Certified Stroke Center and Chest Pain Center.

Dominican’s services include the only comprehensive Cancer Center in Santa Cruz County, a Total Joint Replacement program, advanced neurological and endoscopic services, and an expert heart and vascular team treating some of the most complex cardiac cases in the Monterey Bay area. Dominican regularly receives ‘A’ grades for hospital safety from Leapfrog Group, and has received national recognition for superior patient safety, cardiac care, and stroke treatment from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Dominican also has received several awards for environmental excellence.

About Kindred Rehabilitation Services

Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services provides leading acute rehab services to Kindred inpatient rehabilitation facilities and more than 100 locations in the U.S. They partner with acute care hospitals and health systems to optimize performance of acute and post-acute services. Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services is part of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:KND). Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the leading provider of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, to over 2,000 hospitals and long-term care facilities in 46 states. They are the premier provider of rehab throughout the full continuum of care, including long-term acute care hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, inpatient acute rehab units, independent rehabilitation facilities and hospice and home care locations.