Updated: Kindred Hospital Rome closing in April; 78 employees impacted. CEO says company will continue to work to place both patients and employees.

Updated: Kindred Hospital Rome closing in April; 78 employees impacted. CEO says company will continue to work to place both patients and employees.

 

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Kindred Hospital Rome, the specialty extended care hospital adjoining the Floyd Medical Center campus, is closing at 304 Turner McCall Blvd.

The company already has filed notice with the state that it intends to shut down operations as of April 6. It lists 78 employees who will be impacted by the closing.

Jennifer A. Johnstone, MPA, RN, BSN and Rome’s chief executive officer, shared this statement:

“Kindred Healthcare is always evaluating its portfolio and looking for opportunities to reposition our assets so that we can provide services where and when patients need them most. Kindred has made a strategic decision to close Kindred Hospital Rome. We expect to complete the closure within 60 days with a goal of completing the process by April 6. However, that date could change.

“As a result, we have stopped accepting new admissions. If any patients need continued care after the hospital closes, we will take every step necessary to help them in relocating, including arranging for requested transfers and paying for any expenses.

“During the transition, we will continue to provide our patients with care and services and tend to their medical needs.

“In addition, we are equally committed to working with our hospital’s employees in an effort to assist them in their efforts to seek new employment, including positions within Kindred. Our goal is to retain as many of our valuable employees as possible.

“It has been my pleasure to work with and to serve the Floyd and Northwest Georgia community.”

Kindred had operated out of Floyd before moving to an adjoining stand-alone office nine years ago. About Kindred Rome (website):

“Kindred Hospital Rome is a 45-bed transitional care hospital, offering the same in-depth care you would receive in a traditional hospital but for an extended recovery period; featuring all private rooms and two negative pressure rooms. We partner with your physician and offer 24-hour clinical care seven days a week so you can start your journey to wellness anytime. We are located just outside of downtown Rome off of Turner McCall Boulevard, outside Heritage Park on the Coosa River.”

A profile by American Hospital Directory shows Kindred had 9,164 patient days through Decemer 2019 in its 45 beds. Total revenue for the perod is listed at $70 million with a net loss of $1.8 million.

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