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Diwali is a major festival celebrated over five days by people of many different faiths in India and by people of Indian descent across the world. Many Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists join in celebrating “the festival of lights.” Many Hindus observe Diwali by lighting small oil lamps known as diyas. The lamps symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and evil.
Lisa was undergoing chemotherapy for chronic leukemia when she progressively became weaker. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and respiratory failure and was started on high-flow oxygen and treatments to stabilize her condition. As soon as she was able to be transferred to a long-term acute care facility, Lisa was brought to Kindred Hospital to receive ongoing care, respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. Lisa was extremely debilitated and required maximum levels of assistance from her caregivers for all her needs. She was highly motivated to recover so she could return home and actively participated in all of her therapy and rehab sessions. Lisa made steady progress under the care of her interdisciplinary team and no longer required supplemental oxygen. Soon, she was able to begin walking with the aid of a rolling walker and eating and drinking a regular diet.

“I am thankful to all the staff that cared for me and assisted me in achieving my goal of going home with my daughter,” Lisa said before she was discharged. “I had a lot of people praying for my recovery, and when I was able to get up without assistance and walk to the bathroom I knew things were going to be all right and I was going to recover.”
Halloween is in full swing at Kindred Hospital Dallas Central and we kicked it off with a table decorating contest! There were several creatively creepy café tables on display and the winner was chosen by a panel of our physicians. Join us in congratulating Nikki, our ICP, for her most excellent table display!
Today is National Medical Assistants Recognition Day. Thank you for your compassion, professionalism and hard work!
Pharmacy Technician Day recognizes the invaluable contributions made by pharmacy technicians to patient health and safety. These professionals are an integral part of the healthcare team. Thank you to all those who make sure the proper medications are distributed to our patients.
National Pharmacy Week acknowledges the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care. They play a vital role on the healthcare team - helping patients achieve optimal outcomes. Thank you for all you do!
Today marks the start of Healthcare Quality Week, when we honor and celebrate the substantial progress made by our healthcare heroes in improving patient outcomes. The past several years have truly tested our programs, staff and community, but we are proud to say that our compassion and dedication to excellent patient care have never been stronger.
Bradley kept busy busy with his job and family until he started to have trouble breathing. He was diagnosed with COVID-19, and as his condition worsened, he was placed on a ventilator. Bradley’s condition was stabilized, although he was still dependent on the vent and could not be weaned at the facility. He was transferred to Kindred Hospital, where he could receive aggressive respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. His respiratory team helped Bradley regain his lung strength, and he was removed from the vent soon after he was admitted. He started participating actively with his rehab therapists and made excellent gains on a daily basis until he was back up on his feet, walking with a rolling walker and taking care of all the tasks of daily living. Soon afterward, Bradley was discharged to return home to his family.

“Just recently Bradley and his wife dropped by for a surprise visit to say hello and thank you to the staff that cared for him – it was a very special moment!” said Risha, the patient relations advocate.
October is National Physical Therapy Month -- a great time to recognize our physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who support our patients on their road to recovery.
Happy National Case Management Week! We are thankful for all of our case managers and the role that they play in advocating for patients, helping identify and meet their needs, and bringing nurses, doctors, therapists and families together to create care plans that result in outstanding outcomes.
World Mental Health Day was created as just a day to advocate for mental health as a whole. With the stigma that continues to cling to mental health across the country (and the world), it is important to take account of yourself, and how you're feeling. Small steps to help your mental health include taking walks, maintaining a balanced diet and normal sleep routines. Let this also be a reminder that you matter, and while is just one day, your mental health is important all year round.
During American Pharmacists Month, we take the time to thank those pharmacists at our hospitals for making sure that every patient receives the medication required to help them return home. Through their knowledge and skill, lives are saved and improved every day.
National Health Care Supply Chain Week gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the supply chain professionals who support health care organizations and communities each and every day. In healthcare, managing the supply chain is typically a very complex and fragmented process. Healthcare supply chain management involves obtaining resources, managing supplies, and delivering goods and services to providers and patients. Thank you to all the businesses and individuals that keep allowing our hospitals to do good around the country.
The Jewish High Holidays end with Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, beginning this year at sundown on October 4, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar. Those who are able will fast until after sundown on October 5. This observance marks a time of atonement and renewal for the Jewish new year, signifying a commitment to working harder in the year ahead, and living with more integrity, thoughtfulness, kindness, and compassion for others. These ideals certainly align with our values.
Healthcare Foodservice Workers have been around as long as there have been hospitals. This week, we want to give them a special thank you for keeping our staff and patients nourished. Your work is an essential part of the entire healthcare system.
Maria was active and enjoyed exercising at the gym, but her lifestyle was impacted when she was diagnosed with acute coronary and vascular disease and had to undergo heart bypass surgery. She developed complications after the procedure that included sepsis and respiratory failure, requiring the placement of a breathing tube and ventilator. Maria also experienced acute cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated, remaining in a delicate condition until she could be transferred to Kindred Hospital. Under the care of an interdisciplinary team, she began to receive aggressive respiratory therapy and wound care, as her extensive surgical site and additional wounds were not healing. Maria responded very well to her treatments and made rapid progress as her lungs became stronger and her infections began to clear up. Once she was weaned from the ventilator, Maria began to work more actively with her rehab team and regained strength and mobility. By the time she was ready to be discharged Maria’s major surgical wound was nearly healed, and all the other wounds were resolved.

“I am very happy knowing I’ll be going home soon,” Maria shared. “Thank you to everyone at Kindred for everything! I am very grateful.”

Kindred Hospital Dallas Central specializes in treating chronically, critically ill patients with sp Our hospital does not offer emergency services.

We specialize in the treatment and rehabilitation of the post-intensive care and complex medical patient requiring intensive care, including specialized rehabilitation, in an acute hospital setting. With our services we provide a wide array of rehabilitation therapies to help patients progress to positive outcomes, regain function and safely return home as quickly as their recovery allows.

Operating as usual

11/24/2022

We would like to extend a special thank-you to all staff who are providing our patients the exceptional care they deserve this Thanksgiving Day and every day. We appreciate you!

11/22/2022

Alberto worked as a chef and enjoyed an active lifestyle that included frequent gym workouts until he started to feel ill. He was admitted to an acute-care facility and diagnosed with non-alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver and abnormally high blood pressure. He developed respiratory failure and had to be placed on a ventilator and remained in critical condition until he was stabilized and could be transferred to Kindred Hospital. Although he was no longer dependent on the ventilator, Alberto needed high-flow oxygen to support his breathing and required maximum assistance from his caregivers as he was very weak. Despite the severity of his illness, Alberto was highly motivated and became actively involved in all his treatment sessions. He steadily improved under the diligent care of his interdisciplinary team and was able to start to eat and drink a modified diet. With help from his rehab team, Alberto was once again able to stand up and begin to walk with assistance from a rolling walker as he regained the ability to perform the tasks of daily life.

“My faith and my family helped me through the hard times,” Alberto shared before he was discharged. “I was especially glad when I was able to stand and begin to walk again, and I am very grateful to all the staff that helped me with my recovery.”

11/20/2022

Thomas has battled a chronic heart condition for several years and recently was admitted to an acute care facility after he developed a serious foot infection. He was diagnosed with a GI bleed and acute sepsis and had to be placed on a ventilator as he developed pneumonia that led to respiratory failure. Thomas became unresponsive, but fortunately he was stabilized and then transferred to Kindred Hospital Dallas Central. Once he was admitted Thomas began to receive aggressive respiratory therapy. He responded quickly to his treatments and was successfully weaned from the vent. Buoyed by a positive attitude and constant support from his family and team, Thomas participated eagerly in his rehab therapy sessions and began to regain his strength, mobility and independence. During his recovery process Thomas became very involved with drawing and coloring, and he worked on his video game skills to help him stay engaged and ward off boredom and anxiety. Thomas began to be affectionately called ‘Stitch’ after the cartoon character with whom he told his caregivers he identified and who is a favorite of his 10-year-old son. Thomas met his recovery goals and said that he looked forward to returning home to his family.

“I am thankful for the care you gave me – my experience here at Kindred has been really good overall,” Thomas shared before he was discharged.

11/17/2022

Mary works as an LPN at a long-term care facility and was planning to get married soon. One evening, she and her fiancé were away at an event when she began to feel ill. She went up to her room to check her blood pressure, and when she began to feel disoriented she called her fiancé. He came up to their room, found her lying unconscious and immediately called 911. She was rushed to the ER and diagnosed to have suffered a massive stroke. She remained in the ICU, and her family was given a dire prognosis. Mary was stabilized and transferred to Kindred Hospital. The stroke had left her unable to speak and mostly paralyzed throughout the left side of her body, and she required maximum assistance from her caregivers for all her needs. Under the care of an interdisciplinary team, and with constant support from her family who followed her progress on Kindred’s RehabTracker app, Mary began her journey to recovery. Her speech-language pathologist worked with her to recover her ability to talk, drink and eat. Her rehab team helped her begin regaining her fine motor skills and mobility, and Mary was able to get back a great deal of independence she had lost.

“Mary has continued to improve after leaving Kindred and wants to come back to show everyone who helped her how much better she’s doing,” Mary’s sister shared. “All of our family is deeply grateful to everyone who participated in her recovery and also wanted to let you know that her wedding is still on the books!”

11/16/2022

November is National Family Caregivers Month, the perfect time to salute those responsible for the health, safety and well-being of loved ones with a chronic illness, disability or other conditions. Thank you for the care and support you provide.

11/14/2022

Let’s recognize these incredible healthcare providers and raise awareness of the powerful role Nurse Practitioners play in ensuring general health and well-being. NPs are highly educated and trained medical professionals who perform many of the same tasks as physicians. In addition to their fundamental roles as registered nurses, NPs can provide primary care and counseling, make diagnoses, offer health education, and write prescriptions. Thank a Nurse Practitioner today!

11/11/2022

Thank you to the men and women who serve or have served our country in the armed forces. You make our company stronger by being part of it. Happy Veterans Day!

11/10/2022

During National Medical Staff Services Awareness Week, we recognize Medical Services Professionals—important members of the healthcare team who are dedicated to thoroughly investigating and verifying the credentials of healthcare practitioners. These dedicated professionals use their expertise in areas such as medical staff organization, accreditation, regulatory compliance, and provider relations in their essential role as gatekeepers of patient safety.

11/08/2022

Radiologic technicians are those who perform diagnostic imaging procedures. These caregivers operate complex and state-of-the-art equipment. They play an indispensable role when it comes to diagnosing a variety of diseases. Timely scans can detect many serious illnesses and help patients seek prompt medical help. Radiologic technology saves thousands of lives every year. We celebrate the technology and the technicians that help so many!

11/05/2022

Cathy Hitch

On Nov. 2 during the first-ever ScionHealth Caregiver Summit, CEO Rob Jay announced that Cathy Hitch, a respiratory therapist at Kindred Hospital Albuquerque, is one of two recipients nationally of the inaugural Monarch Caring and Community Award – the highest honor given by ScionHealth to its exceptional caregivers. Cathy, who has been a respiratory therapist for four decades, brings incredible skill and compassion to her work. Cathy’s positive mind-set makes a big impact on her patients in helping them stay engaged and motivated during their therapy and journey to recovery. She has a special way of connecting with patients no matter the challenges they’re facing and the frustrations they’re feeling. Cathy is also a dedicated to teacher who helps train aspiring respiratory therapists. Congratulations to her and the whole Kindred Hospital Albuquerque team, and congrats to all the Monarch nominees from our Kindred Hospitals. You can hear more about our Specialty Hospital Division’s Monarch honoree, Cathy Hitch, in the video.

11/03/2022

Luis was hospitalized after he began to develop difficulty breathing and felt progressively weaker. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and placed on a ventilator. Luis began to receive treatment at the acute care facility until he could be transferred to Kindred Hospital. When he first arrived, Luis was dependent on the ventilator and his team of caregivers. His respiratory and rehab therapists worked to help him regain his lung strength and mobility. Luis steadily began to improve, progressing until he was able to be taken off the vent and given only supplemental oxygen. In addition to therapy, Luis learned energy-conservation techniques to help him reclaim his mobility and independence, making great strides. Now able to transfer in and out of bed and do more of the tasks of daily life, Luis was able to be discharged to continue his journey to recovery.

“I am grateful to my therapists for helping me achieve my goals,” Luis shared. “The friendly environment and their encouragement to put effort into the hard work required made coming to therapy enjoyable and really was the only way for me to get better.”

11/01/2022

Catherine lived at home with her husband and had begun to feel weak and lethargic. Emergency care was administered, and she was rushed to the hospital where she was placed on a ventilator and diagnosed with COVID-19. Although paramedics had hurried to her rescue, she had suffered from lack of oxygen to her brain and was experiencing pressure build-up in her skull. Fortunately, Catherine was able to be stabilized and subsequently was transferred to Kindred Hospital to receive ongoing medical care, dialysis and respiratory therapy and undergo rehabilitation. Under the care of an interdisciplinary team, Catherine began to improve soon after her admission and reached her first milestone when she was weaned from the ventilator. She completed her IV antibiotic therapy, her kidney function improved, and Catherine was also able to discontinue dialysis. She made excellent progress with her rehab team and steadily became stronger until she was able to stand up, walk and begin to take care of the tasks of daily life.

“Thank you to everyone here at Kindred for helping my wife move forward to her recovery,” her husband shared before Catherine was discharged.

10/27/2022

Robert was admitted to an acute care hospital for severe back pain and respiratory complications. When Robert had been stabilized, he was transferred to Kindred Hospital, where he could receive ongoing medical care, respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. Under the care of an interdisciplinary team, Robert progressed and was able to be weaned from the ventilator he'd been on and have a breathing tube removed. His speech-language pathologist helped him regain his voice and the ability to start a normal diet, and with his rehab therapists, he steadily grew stronger until he was able to stand up, walk with assistance and reclaim his independence.

“It was tough at first, but my therapists encouraged me to stick with it, and the day I was able to breathe normally and have the tube removed was very emotional,” Robert shared before he was discharged. “My wife was told at first that I might not make it, but here I am and it’s a miracle. The care and encouragement I received from the staff at Kindred was instrumental in my recovery. You saved my life.”

Timeline photos 10/26/2022

Chronic lung diseases constitute an important health problem in the United States, with nearly 37 million Americans affected. That's why respiratory therapists are such a vital group of professionals in our country. We're so thankful for their professionalism, hard work, sacrifice and commitment to providing excellent patient care! Our care teams would be incomplete without the knowledge and skill provided by our respiratory therapists.

Timeline photos 10/26/2022

Today is the day!

Come join us at any of our Kindred Hospital locations around the country from 10 am – 8 pm for our National Hiring Event!

Bring your resume for an opportunity to meet with members of our team, tour our facilities, and interview onsite! For more information and to help locate a facility near you, visit KindredHiringEvents.com

If you can’t make it in person, don’t worry! We’ll be available by chat on that page all day. Come talk to one of our recruiters to learn more about why you are the next great piece of the team we’re trying to build!

Timeline photos 10/25/2022

Each year we celebrate the important role that facilities team members have in ensuring a safe and efficient environment for all patients, residents, visitors and staff within hospitals. Healthcare facility managers and engineers may be responsible for making sure the hospital lights stay on (and just about everything else), but we're taking time this week to shine the light on them and say thank you for all you do!

Timeline photos 10/25/2022

Diwali is a major festival celebrated over five days by people of many different faiths in India and by people of Indian descent across the world. Many Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists join in celebrating “the festival of lights.” Many Hindus observe Diwali by lighting small oil lamps known as diyas. The lamps symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and evil.

Timeline photos 10/22/2022

Lisa was undergoing chemotherapy for chronic leukemia when she progressively became weaker. She was diagnosed with pneumonia and respiratory failure and was started on high-flow oxygen and treatments to stabilize her condition. As soon as she was able to be transferred to a long-term acute care facility, Lisa was brought to Kindred Hospital to receive ongoing care, respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. Lisa was extremely debilitated and required maximum levels of assistance from her caregivers for all her needs. She was highly motivated to recover so she could return home and actively participated in all of her therapy and rehab sessions. Lisa made steady progress under the care of her interdisciplinary team and no longer required supplemental oxygen. Soon, she was able to begin walking with the aid of a rolling walker and eating and drinking a regular diet.

“I am thankful to all the staff that cared for me and assisted me in achieving my goal of going home with my daughter,” Lisa said before she was discharged. “I had a lot of people praying for my recovery, and when I was able to get up without assistance and walk to the bathroom I knew things were going to be all right and I was going to recover.”

Photos from Kindred Hospital Dallas Central's post 10/21/2022

Halloween is in full swing at Kindred Hospital Dallas Central and we kicked it off with a table decorating contest! There were several creatively creepy café tables on display and the winner was chosen by a panel of our physicians. Join us in congratulating Nikki, our ICP, for her most excellent table display!

Timeline photos 10/19/2022

Today is National Medical Assistants Recognition Day. Thank you for your compassion, professionalism and hard work!

Timeline photos 10/18/2022

Pharmacy Technician Day recognizes the invaluable contributions made by pharmacy technicians to patient health and safety. These professionals are an integral part of the healthcare team. Thank you to all those who make sure the proper medications are distributed to our patients.

Timeline photos 10/18/2022

National Pharmacy Week acknowledges the invaluable contributions pharmacists and technicians make to patient care. They play a vital role on the healthcare team - helping patients achieve optimal outcomes. Thank you for all you do!

Timeline photos 10/16/2022

Today marks the start of Healthcare Quality Week, when we honor and celebrate the substantial progress made by our healthcare heroes in improving patient outcomes. The past several years have truly tested our programs, staff and community, but we are proud to say that our compassion and dedication to excellent patient care have never been stronger.

Timeline photos 10/15/2022

Bradley kept busy busy with his job and family until he started to have trouble breathing. He was diagnosed with COVID-19, and as his condition worsened, he was placed on a ventilator. Bradley’s condition was stabilized, although he was still dependent on the vent and could not be weaned at the facility. He was transferred to Kindred Hospital, where he could receive aggressive respiratory therapy and rehabilitation. His respiratory team helped Bradley regain his lung strength, and he was removed from the vent soon after he was admitted. He started participating actively with his rehab therapists and made excellent gains on a daily basis until he was back up on his feet, walking with a rolling walker and taking care of all the tasks of daily living. Soon afterward, Bradley was discharged to return home to his family.

“Just recently Bradley and his wife dropped by for a surprise visit to say hello and thank you to the staff that cared for him – it was a very special moment!” said Risha, the patient relations advocate.

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