Kindred Hospital San Diego

Kindred Hospital San Diego Kindred Hospital San Diego specializes in treating chronically, critically ill patients. 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.

Our National Hiring Event is over but we’re still hiring!Our May 22 national hiring event saw great success as we hosted...
06/06/2024

Our National Hiring Event is over but we’re still hiring!

Our May 22 national hiring event saw great success as we hosted over 2,700 attendees nationwide and were able to quickly hire over 750 people across a number of specialties including nursing, radiology, respiratory therapy, etc. to support our varied levels of care in our 96 facilities across the nation.

To learn more about joining our growing team, visit jobs.ScionHealth.com to find the right position for you.

Every June, we proudly join organizations and communities nationwide in celebrating Pride Month. This month and througho...
06/01/2024

Every June, we proudly join organizations and communities nationwide in celebrating Pride Month. This month and throughout the year, we proudly stand with individuals who identify as LGBTQ+ and are committed to creating a supportive, inclusive, and equitable workplace for all. Happy Pride!

Today, we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. May we honor those heroes and the families they ...
05/27/2024

Today, we honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms. May we honor those heroes and the families they left behind every day.

Our National Hiring Event is TOMORROW!We're hosting a national hiring event Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Join us in person, ...
05/21/2024

Our National Hiring Event is TOMORROW!

We're hosting a national hiring event Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Join us in person, or online via chat, as each of our facilities nationwide will host candidates who seek to be part of our team. If you want to join a health system that believes its role is to Empower the Hands that Heal to do what you do best, click the link below and register today.

If you are joining us in person, you will have the opportunity to meet with members of our team and interview on-site, no appointment necessary! Some facilities are hosting off-site events. Ask your recruiter for more details.

If you plan to join us online, we will host a virtual chat where our recruiters will be ready and available.

We want you to join our team! Register today at https://jobs.scionhealth.com/hiringevents

During May, we celebrate National Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month as a time to ...
05/16/2024

During May, we celebrate National Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month as a time to honor and recognize the countless achievements and contributions of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders during our nation's history. We encourage everyone this month to find meaningful ways to celebrate, honor and learn more about AANHPI history and culture.

We're one week away from our National Hiring Event!We're hosting a national hiring event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Joi...
05/15/2024

We're one week away from our National Hiring Event!

We're hosting a national hiring event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Join us in person, or online via chat, as each of our facilities nationwide will host candidates who seek to be part of our team. If you want to join a health system that believes its role is to Empower the Hands that Heal to do what you do best, click the link below and register today.

Please consider joining us as each of our hospitals will welcome candidates into their buildings to meet with members of our team and interview on-site. Some facilities are hosting off-site events. Ask your recruiter for more details.

We want you to join our team! Register today at https://jobs.scionhealth.com.

May 12 through May 18 is National Hospital Week, a time to recognize our facilities and thank our team members who care ...
05/14/2024

May 12 through May 18 is National Hospital Week, a time to recognize our facilities and thank our team members who care for our patients and support our operations. During Hospital Week and every week, we appreciate the commitment of our staff to improve the health and well-being of those who entrust us with their care. Happy Hospital Week!

We're hosting a National Hiring Event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024!Join us as each of our facilities nationwide will open ...
05/08/2024

We're hosting a National Hiring Event on Wednesday, May 22, 2024!

Join us as each of our facilities nationwide will open our doors to candidates who seek to be part of a health system that believes its role is to Empower the Hands that Heal so that you can do what you do best. Please consider joining us as each of our hospitals will welcome candidates into their buildings to meet with members of our team and interview on-site. Some facilities are hosting off-site events. Ask your recruiter for more details.

We want you to join our team! Register today at www.jobs.scionhealth.com/hiringevents

Happy National Nurses Day! Today and every day, we're celebrating our incredible nurses for their dedication to caring f...
05/06/2024

Happy National Nurses Day! Today and every day, we're celebrating our incredible nurses for their dedication to caring for our patients. Healthcare, at its core, is about people wanting to help others, and no one exemplifies that purpose more so than our nurses. We appreciate all you do!

As we celebrate Doctors' Day, we'd like to recognize our amazing team of physicians! We honor you for your commitment to...
03/30/2024

As we celebrate Doctors' Day, we'd like to recognize our amazing team of physicians! We honor you for your commitment to providing exceptional care and we thank you for working so hard to change the lives of your patients each day.

Battling deep-seated prejudice against women and Black Americans in medicine, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, became the first...
02/21/2024

Battling deep-seated prejudice against women and Black Americans in medicine, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, became the first Black woman to earn a medical degree in the United States in 1864. After graduating from the New England Female Medical College, she treated Civil War refugees before becoming the first Black person to publish a medical book, focusing on best practices for good health for women and children. This Black History Month, we applaud Rebecca’s pioneering achievements.

Today we celebrate the life of Rebecca Lee Crumpler, the first African-American woman physician in the United States. On this anniversary of her death, let us applaud her courage, perseverance and pioneering achievements. Her passion “to mitigate the afflictions of the human race” was Rebecca’...

It's Hiring Event Week!  Join us THIS Wednesday, February 21, 2024, as each of our facilities nationwide are hosting our...
02/19/2024

It's Hiring Event Week!

Join us THIS Wednesday, February 21, 2024, as each of our facilities nationwide are hosting our National Hiring Event. We're looking for candidates who seek to be part of a health system that believes its role is to Empower the Hands that Heal to do what you do best.

This event will take place in person at most of our hospitals as well as online. Some of our facilities are hosting their events offsite. Visit our job descriptions for more information. If you can't visit in person, we will host a chat from 10am - 8pm on the event page of our careers site. Feel free to join us there and ask our recruiters how you fit in with our team.

Register today at jobs.scionhealth.com/HiringEvents

Each February, Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the invaluable contributions Bla...
02/12/2024

Each February, Black History Month provides an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the invaluable contributions Black Americans have made to all aspects of our culture and society. As a health system, we recognize and extend our gratitude for the innovation and service of Black healthcare professionals and the courage and determination they’ve shown in the face of centuries of systemic obstacles. We encourage everyone to find meaningful ways throughout the year to learn about Black history and honor and appreciate Black achievements.

We're hosting a National Hiring Event on Wednesday, February 21, 2024!Join us as each of our facilities nationwide will ...
02/08/2024

We're hosting a National Hiring Event on Wednesday, February 21, 2024!

Join us as each of our facilities nationwide will open our doors to candidates who seek to be part of a health system that believes its role is to Empower the Hands that Heal to do what you do best. Please consider joining us as each of our hospitals will welcome candidates into their buildings to meet with members of our team and interview on-site. Some facilities are hosting off-site events. Ask your recruiter for more details.

We are hiring:
Registered Nurses (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurses / Licensed Vocational Nurses (LPN/LVN)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
Respiratory Therapists (RT)
Case Managers
and more...

We want you to join our team! Register today at www.jobs.scionhealth.com/HiringEvents

On National Nurses Day, we're taking a moment to celebrate the wonderful, compassionate and tireless nursing staff we ha...
05/06/2023

On National Nurses Day, we're taking a moment to celebrate the wonderful, compassionate and tireless nursing staff we have across the country. The world's healing is due, in large part, to the caring nature of nurses. Thank you for being there for patients, doctors and each other.

This month, we recognize and honor those who work in critical care settings, including our partners in intensive care un...
05/05/2023

This month, we recognize and honor those who work in critical care settings, including our partners in intensive care units across the country, critical care RNs and the many other team members who serve in critical care roles at our hospitals. We are grateful for your continued support of vulnerable patients.

Frank has battled hypertension and was managing his condition when he, unfortunately, contracted COVID-19 and had to be ...
05/04/2023

Frank has battled hypertension and was managing his condition when he, unfortunately, contracted COVID-19 and had to be admitted to an acute care facility. He was placed on a ventilator as his lungs failed and received IV antibiotic therapy. He remained at the facility until stabilized and transferred to Kindred Hospital to receive respiratory therapy, ongoing medical care and rehabilitation. Frank also required advanced wound care for a severe pressure wound developed from prolonged bed rest. His respiratory therapists helped Frank progress very quickly, and within a matter of days, he was taken off the ventilator. Soon after this milestone, Frank’s breathing tube was removed, and his speech-language pathologist helped him relearn how to swallow. He also started a modified diet. His wound care team worked hard to heal his pressure ulcer, and with help from his rehab team, Frank steadily regained his strength and mobility. Now able to walk with a rolling walker and manage all the daily tasks, Frank was ready to complete his recovery journey.

“I am excited to finish my rehab so I can return home to my family,” Frank shared before he was discharged from Kindred.

In 1928, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) — America’s leading organization for speech-language pa...
05/03/2023

In 1928, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) — America’s leading organization for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, speech/language/hearing scientists — Better Speech and Hearing Month, to promote understanding about speech and hearing disorders, to prevent hearing loss, and encourage people to seek treatment for hearing and speech-related issues. Speech pathologists are used in our hospitals for a lot of services, including helping patients relearn how to swallow – this allows them to return to a more normal diet to help recover after injury or trauma. These specialists also help patients regain the ability to speak and communicate with staff and loved ones.

Hope works as an administrator at a nursing home and is passionate about fostering cats. When she recently experienced a...
05/02/2023

Hope works as an administrator at a nursing home and is passionate about fostering cats. When she recently experienced a sudden, severe onset of chest pain and shortness of breath she was rushed to the ER. Tests revealed she had suffered cardiac arrest brought on by a tear in her aortic artery and underwent surgery to repair the damage. She also had to undergo a separate abdominal surgery to remove a portion of her colon. Hope remained at the acute care facility until she was able to be transferred to Kindred Hospital. Although Hope was dependent on a ventilator and very weak from her ordeal, she had a positive attitude – always ready to share a smile with her therapists and caregivers. Her respiratory team successfully weaned her from the vent, and she worked with her speech-language pathologist to regain her voice and begin to drink and eat a modified diet. Hope faced a significant challenge overcoming the profound weakness and neurological damage on her left side, but her occupational and physical therapists worked hard to help her regain fine motor skills and mobility.

By the time Hope was discharged to complete her recovery journey, she could stand and walk with moderate assistance, continually making progress. “I’m grateful to my caregivers," Hope shared before she left Kindred. "I’ve made it this far and I’m going to keep on trying, it’s all I can do.”

Jeff kept himself busy working on cars and spending time with his family until he suddenly developed severe chest pain a...
04/27/2023

Jeff kept himself busy working on cars and spending time with his family until he suddenly developed severe chest pain and was rushed to the ER. Physicians determined he had a ruptured aorta and performed emergency surgery. Unfortunately, Jeff then developed additional complications, was placed on a ventilator and then suffered a stroke. He remained in critical care at the facility for several weeks until he could be transferred to Kindred Hospital. On arrival, Jeff’s team of physicians, therapists and caregivers developed a care plan which included aggressive respiratory therapy. At the beginning of his stay, Jeff was not responsive, but during recovery, he became engaged with his team. He received a great deal of encouragement and support from his family and caregivers to help him reach his first milestone — successfully weaning from the ventilator. Jeff then cleared a swallowing test with help from his speech-language pathologist and started a regular diet. His rehab team worked with Jeff to help him regain mobility and independence, meeting all the goals set for his recovery.

“I am looking forward to being able to get back to being myself,” Jeff shared. “My family and I are grateful for all the hard work the staff at Kindred has done for me, and now I’m ready for the next step of my recovery.”

Today is Administrative Professionals Day. Anyone who has worked with an administrative professional knows that they are...
04/26/2023

Today is Administrative Professionals Day. Anyone who has worked with an administrative professional knows that they are the glue holding the office together and key to things running smoothly. Our day-to-day lives at work simply wouldn't be the same without them. We recognize and appreciate how much these colleagues do for everyone.

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week! Even though our medical lab professionals play a behind-the-scenes role, it...
04/25/2023

Happy Medical Laboratory Professionals Week! Even though our medical lab professionals play a behind-the-scenes role, it is an especially vital one in patient care. Your dedication to accurate and timely results is greatly appreciated by fellow healthcare workers and patients alike. Thank you for all you do!

Patricia was admitted to Kindred Hospital after she had been at an acute care facility for respiratory failure and relat...
04/25/2023

Patricia was admitted to Kindred Hospital after she had been at an acute care facility for respiratory failure and related complications. When she first arrived, she was unresponsive — dependent on a ventilator and caregivers for all her needs. Her recovery began with aggressive respiratory therapy to strengthen her lungs, enabling her to be weaned from the vent. As Patricia regained consciousness and became engaged with her therapists and caregivers, her recovery progressed steadily. She reached her goal - liberation from mechanical respiration. Now requiring only supplemental oxygen, Patricia was able to make significant strides in the rehab gym with her occupational and physical therapists. During her stay at Kindred, Patricia recovered her voice and the ability to eat and drink a regular diet. By the time she was discharged, Patricia was using a rolling walker and independently completing daily life tasks.

“Thank you to everyone on my team,” Patricia expressed before she left Kindred. “I am grateful to be going home to my family.”

Jane is a devoted grandmother who was active in her community and church before having difficulty breathing and speaking...
04/19/2023

Jane is a devoted grandmother who was active in her community and church before having difficulty breathing and speaking. She was admitted to a general hospital, placed on high-flow oxygen and diagnosed with chronic respiratory failure and lower-extremity cellulitis. After she was stabilized, Jane transferred to Kindred Hospital for respiratory therapy and physical and occupational rehabilitation. Highly motivated to recover, Jane made steady progress as her respiratory team progressively weaned her from high-flow oxygen to supplemental amounts. As she became stronger and her lungs recovered, Jane could breathe normally again without needing oxygen. Her rehab team helped Jane regain mobility, allowing her to reclaim her independence over daily tasks and walk with a rolling walker. Having met all the goals set for her at the time of admission, Jane was overjoyed when she was informed that she would be able to go home with her family.

“I am so very grateful to all my caregivers,” Jane shared before she left Kindred. “My daughter Wendy was also an incredible motivator. I relied on my faith, and I know I had help from my prayer groups.”

Erin was found unresponsive by a family member who called 911 and was rushed to the ER. She was diagnosed with severe an...
04/18/2023

Erin was found unresponsive by a family member who called 911 and was rushed to the ER. She was diagnosed with severe anemia, malnutrition and additional complications from a previous gastric bypass surgery that led to respiratory failure. Erin was placed on a ventilator and once stabilized was transferred to Kindred Hospital. When she first arrived, Erin had moments of lucidity where she could comprehend what caregivers were saying before becoming unresponsive again. Her respiratory therapists worked hard to liberate Erin from the vent, and as her recovery progressed she became more alert and engaged with her team. Under the care of an interdisciplinary team, Erin received advanced wound care, dietary support, speech-language therapy and rehabilitation. She made continuous improvements in all areas of her recovery plan and was very happy once she could drink and eat a regular diet. In addition to care and therapy, her team also provided Erin with constant encouragement and support. Everyone celebrated on the day that she was discharged and walked out of Kindred on her own.

“Kindred has very caring staff – everyone has been very inspiring and helped me stay motivated to get better. The nurses, CNAs and wound care team have all been amazing, and I appreciate they let my husband bring in extra snacks to help me eat more. I’m excited to get back to my life with a new perspective! Out of a very negative situation has come a positive outcome and experience for me. I have been given a second chance that I didn’t think I would get.”

This week is Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Week! Their knowledge and ability to create and execute a treatment pla...
04/17/2023

This week is Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nurse Week! Their knowledge and ability to create and execute a treatment plan for our patients are vital to the healing process. We greatly appreciate all that they do to heal those who need their help.

Liz is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who unfortunately experienced rejection of her first transplant. She endur...
04/14/2023

Liz is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who unfortunately experienced rejection of her first transplant. She endured a long series of complications and re-hospitalizations during her recovery after her surgeries, and every time Liz was discharged from the acute care facility she chose to be re-admitted to Kindred Hospital because of the quality of care she received. During her last visit, Liz’s condition was very delicate at the beginning of her stay, and she required maximum levels of assistance from her team. She was dependent on a ventilator to support her lungs as her team of physicians, therapists, nurses and assistants worked together to help her overcome significant challenges. As she regained her lung strength and her condition became more stable, Liz’s mental faculties improved significantly, and she began to engage with her caregivers and family members. During her long but successful recovery period, Liz worked hard with her team and achieved many significant milestones. She could now breathe without mechanical assistance during the day, needing only supplemental oxygen at night. Her rehab team helped her recover her strength and mobility, and she started to ambulate in a wheelchair and became independent with the tasks of daily life. Now able to eat and drink a normal diet and well on her way to a full recovery, Liz was cleared to return home just in time for the holidays.

“I will always appreciate the great care and support I received here at Kindred,” Liz shared before she was discharged.

Robert is a retired police officer who is very active in his community and his church. After suffering with back pain fo...
04/10/2023

Robert is a retired police officer who is very active in his community and his church. After suffering with back pain for many years, the discomfort became unbearable, and he had to be admitted to an acute care facility. Robert was diagnosed with thoracic discitis – a vertebral disc infection – that was causing him to feel extreme pain in his chest, hips and legs. He began to receive treatment, and when stabilized he was transferred to Kindred Hospital. Under the care of a team of physicians, therapists, nurses and caregivers, Robert began to make progress. As his pain levels were managed and he started to do more with help from his rehab team, he progressed from being bedbound to getting up into a wheelchair and reclaiming his independence. With support and encouragement from his wife, family and caregivers, Robert finally began to see and feel the progress he was making. He soon met all of the goals set for his recovery, and he was able to return home.

“The care I received here at Kindred gave me a sense of family,” Robert shared. “I knew that if I needed help it was going to be there. All of the staff here are caring professionals, and I walked away with a sense of being loved, which is critical to people in my position. If I should ever have to go through this again, the people at Kindred would be my first choice. I felt I was their top priority.”

Today marks the internationally recognized World Health Day. It's a simple reminder to think about the overall health an...
04/07/2023

Today marks the internationally recognized World Health Day. It's a simple reminder to think about the overall health and well-being of people across the world - including yourself! This year's World Health Day theme is, "Health For All."

Carmella was walking her dog when she was hit by a car, knocked unconscious and severely injured. She was rushed to the ...
04/06/2023

Carmella was walking her dog when she was hit by a car, knocked unconscious and severely injured. She was rushed to the ER, where physicians stabilized Carmella’s condition, placed her on a ventilator and treated numerous wounds and contusions. After remaining in critical condition for a month, Carmella was transferred to Kindred Hospital to receive respiratory therapy, wound care and rehabilitation. Although she required significant assistance from her caregivers and was ventilator-dependent, Carmella was motivated and determined to recover, making rapid progress. Once she was weaned from the vent her strength and mobility improved with help from her rehab team. Her speech-language pathologist guided her to recover her voice and the ability to drink and eat a normal diet. In just a few weeks after admission, Carmella was able to get on her feet and walk with a rolling walker. She transitioned to the Acute Recovery Unit at Kindred to complete her physical and occupational rehabilitation. In just under a month from admission, Carmella attained all her recovery goals and was discharged well before the holidays.

“Absolutely wonderful staff who are all very caring and helped to restore my faith in humanity,” Carmella shared. “I cannot wait to see my partner, June, and Jake my dog!”

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