Benjamin Breier makes the top 100 Most influential people in healthcare in 2017 and stays there, as one of the most influential people in the health industry.
Breier has served as president and CEO of Kindred Healthcare since 2015. Previously he was chief operating officer and executive vice president and president of Kindred’s hospital division. Kindred is the largest provider of home and hospice care, rehabilitation services and long-term acute care in the country. Last year, Brier announced Kindred was selling its 91 skilled-nursing facilities to pursue a strategy of handing off patients to facilities owned by preferred partners in its ‘virtual portfolio.’ This year Kindred entered into ‘strategic clinical collaboration’ with nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare.
Kindred Healthcare is a healthcare services company that operates long-term acute-care hospitals and provides rehabilitation services across the United States. Kindred is a diversified post-acute healthcare provider.
The Transitional Care Hospital division provides long-term acute care services to medically complex patients. Along with traditional freestanding hospitals, Kindred operates hospital-in-hospitals (HIH) that operate in a “host hospital” to provide long term acute care to patients it receives from the short-term acute care units.
Kindred’s Rehabilitation division serves both Kindred and non-Kindred sites. Services are organized into two operating segments: skilled nursing rehabilitation services (SRS), in which Kindred provides contract therapy services across multiple settings including skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, continuing care retirement communities and outpatient facilities; and hospital rehabilitation services (HRS), in which Kindred provides inpatient program management and therapy services to standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities, hospital units, and outpatient services to hospital-based satellite programs.