Kindred Behavioral Health Services Doubles Number of Beds Under Management

Kindred Healthcare, LLC announced it has reached agreements with Talas Harbor to manage behavioral health services in three behavioral health hospitals in Arizona and Nevada.

Under the agreements, Kindred Behavioral Health Services (“KBHS”) will provide day-to-day management, implementation and clinical operations throughout the hospitals. Talas Harbor provides inpatient behavioral health services to patients 55 years of age and older.

The management services will cover Talas Harbor at Bullhead City, Arizona, a 24-bed hospital that opened in October 2019; Talas Harbor at Buckeye (Phoenix, Arizona), a 40-bed hospital expected to open in April; and Talas Harbor at Lake Mead (Las Vegas, Nevada), a 24-bed hospital expected to open in June.

KBHS currently manages a 64-bed behavioral health unit at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois. It also owns and operates two behavioral health hospitals in Texas.

“We are pleased to enter these agreements and look forward to working with Talas Harbor as they grow and expand to serve more patients,” said Rob Marsh, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Kindred Behavioral Health Services. “Kindred is a leader in treating medically complex and rehab-intensive patients, leveraging partnerships and innovation to enhance care.”

“Talas Harbor patients will benefit from Kindred’s behavioral health clinical expertise and commitment to providing quality care,” said Brock Metza, Partner for Talas Harbor. “Kindred will serve as a partner to help us grow Talas Harbor so we can provide more needed behavioral health services.”

These management services agreements continue Kindred’s expansion of KBHS, which delivers high-quality, specialized and compassionate behavioral health services. To learn more about KBHS and the services it provides, go to

Kindred Healthcare Endorses Research Report on Value of Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals in COVID-19 Pandemic

Kindred Healthcare, LLC (“Kindred”) today commented on the release of “The Role of LTAC (“long-term acute care”) Hospitals in COVID-19,” a research paper and claims analysis by ATI Advisory.

Benjamin A. Breier, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “Today’s ATI Advisory report underscores the unique value that LTAC hospitals bring to the nation’s most medically complex patients, and the solutions that they continue to deliver to patients and hospital partners throughout the public health emergency.”

              According to the report: “Our research indicates that the clinical capabilities in LTAC hospitals have been particularly well suited to extend [short-term acute care hospital] capacity and fill COVID-related gaps in the [post-acute care] continuum.”

The report relied on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ claims data to demonstrate that patients in LTAC hospitals have become more clinically complex during the public health emergency. The data, along with qualitative interviews with healthcare professionals and clinicians, “strongly suggests that LTAC hospitals have played an important role in meeting the public health needs of clinicians, patients, and patients’ families over the course of the pandemic.”

Based upon the COVID experience, ATI Advisory’s report also recommends key considerations as part of future health policy development.

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