Kindred Healthcare Appoints C. Scott Blanchette as Chief Information Officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--()--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. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Susan E. Moss, 502-596-7296
Vice President, Communications and Marketing

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Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Susan E. Moss, 502-596-7296
Vice President, Communications and Marketing