Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred” or the “Company”) today announced the appointment of Jason Zachariah as President and Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Zachariah will oversee Kindred’s Hospital Division, Kindred Rehabilitation Services (“KRS”), and Kindred Behavioral Health.
Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Jason has a proven record of driving operational results, encouraging innovation, and enhancing our culture at all levels of the organization. As COO during one of the most unpredictable and transformational years in the Company’s history, Jason has demonstrated exceptional leadership and operational expertise. His authentic regard for our patients, our partners, and our team members is evident in everything he does. I look forward to continuing to work closely with him in this expanded role.”
Mr. Zachariah said, “I am honored to be appointed President and Chief Operating Officer of Kindred. With the support of our partners and the dedication of our team members, we are delivering strong operational performance, even amid a challenging and uncertain environment. I am excited to partner with the team to further strengthen our position and take Kindred to even greater heights.”
Mr. Zachariah was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2020, and President of KRS in 2016. As President of KRS, Mr. Zachariah oversaw the strategic growth of KRS and the creation of a best-in-class joint venture model that produced a robust development pipeline. He also played a key role in driving enterprise-wide initiatives related to culture, inclusion and equity, and employee engagement. Mr. Zachariah joined Kindred in 2006 and held various roles in the Hospital Division before being named Chief Operating Officer of Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services in 2013.