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St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital Awarded Three-Year Accreditation


The rehabilitation hospital has earned the highest level of accreditation awarded by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.

Chesterfield, Mo., November 21, 2016 - St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital has earned a three-year accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, the highest level awarded.

The physical rehabilitation hospital is now CARF accredited not only for its inpatient rehabilitation program but also for its stroke specialty program. These programs are designed to provide expert and compassionate care and education through the physical rehabilitation and stroke recovery process.

"These achievements reflect St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital's commitment to improving the quality of life for our patients," said Chris Baechle, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital chief executive officer. "The CARF accreditation standards are rooted in our daily delivery of patient-focused care."

The accreditation report commended St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital in several areas, including: creative program strategies; cultural diversity program; and involved and accessible executive leadership.

To meet CARF's accreditation standards, St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital underwent a rigorous peer review evaluation focused on such areas as quality, infection control, risk management and referral sources.

St. Luke's Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between St. Luke's Hospital and Kindred Healthcare. Located three miles west of St. Luke's Hospital on the campus of St. Luke's Surrey Place, the 35-bed, nearly 30,000-square-foot rehabilitation hospital provides a full range of programs designed to maximize the abilities of patients with a wide range of severe injuries and illnesses.

About CARF Accreditation:
CARF is an international independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services whose mission is to promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.

About St. Luke's Hospital:
St. Luke's Hospital is an independent, nonprofit healthcare provider committed to improving the quality of life for its patients and the community. In its 150-year history, St. Luke's has grown from a single hospital location to an advanced network of care. It provides personalized healthcare services in over 60 specialty areas at its 493-bed hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. and offers 25 other locations across the greater St. Louis area, bringing quality healthcare services close to home. St. Luke's is nationally-recognized for quality care and consistently earns high patient satisfaction scores. In addition, St. Luke's is the exclusive St. Louis affiliate of the nation's No. 1 heart hospital, Cleveland Clinic's Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute. For more information, visit stlukes-stl.com/newsroom .

About Kindred Healthcare:
Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-90 private employer in the United States, is a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with annual revenues of approximately $7.2 billion*. As of October 1, 2016, Kindred through its subsidiaries had approximately 102,200 employees providing healthcare services in 2,702 locations in 46 states, including 82 long-term acute care hospitals, 19 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 91 nursing centers, 19 sub-acute units, 647 Kindred at Home home health, hospice and non-medical home care sites of service, 104 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and contract rehabilitation service businesses which served 1,740 non-affiliated sites of service. Ranked as one of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Healthcare Companies for seven years, 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 kindredhealthcare.com . You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook .

* Revenues based upon Kindred consolidated revenues for the twelve months ended September 30, 2016.

Cassandra Novy
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