Kindred Healthcare Appoints Stephen R. Cunanan as Chief People Officer

  Kindred Healthcare Appoints Stephen R. Cunanan as Chief People Officer

Business Wire

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- May 20, 2013

Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (“Kindred” or the “Company”) (NYSE:KND) today
announced the appointment of Stephen R. Cunanan as Chief People Officer,
effective June 3, 2013.

In this newly created role, Mr. Cunanan will be responsible for Kindred’s
People Services, including employee engagement and satisfaction, leadership
development, advancing Kindred’s culture of patient safety, and leading
Kindred’s development of a shared services human resources model. Mr. Cunanan
will serve on the Company’s Executive Committee and will report to Paul J.
Diaz, Kindred’s Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Kindred, Mr. Cunanan was Chief Human Resources Officer for
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., a Fortune 500 pharmacy benefit management and
specialty pharmacy organization in Rockville, Maryland. Mr. Cunanan has more
than 20 years of human resources experience, including 13 years with Johnson &
Johnson. He also spent nine years with Owens Corning. During his career, he
has developed and implemented human resource strategies, redesigned executive
and employee compensation programs, ensured compensation programs were in
compliance with Securities and Exchange Commission regulations and shareholder
requirements, and led human relations transition efforts for acquisitions.

“The mission of Kindred’s People Services team is to provide integrated, cost
effective and efficient human resources services that leverage the strength of
our people to drive Kindred’s clinical and business strategy,” said Benjamin
A. Breier, Kindred’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “People Services
will foster a culture of quality and engagement to enable our people to
promote hope, healing and recovery for patients, residents and families.”

“Steve’s experience will help support Kindred’s continued growth and
development,” Mr. Diaz said. “In recognizing that Kindred’s greatest strength
is our dedicated and compassionate employees, we believe that Steve’s talents
will further expand our ability to invest in our people. His proven leadership
and human resources abilities will help ensure that our colleagues have the
skills necessary to deliver clinical excellence and the opportunities to grow
professionally.”

About Kindred Healthcare

Kindred Healthcare, Inc., a top-125 private employer in the United States, is
a FORTUNE 500 healthcare services company based in Louisville, Kentucky with
annual revenues of $6 billion and approximately 76,000 employees in 46 states.
At March 31, 2013, Kindred through its subsidiaries provided healthcare
services in 2,169 locations, including 116 transitional care hospitals, six
inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, 204 nursing centers, 24 sub-acute units,
101 Kindred at Home hospice, home health and non-medical home care locations,
103 inpatient rehabilitation units (hospital-based) and a contract
rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which served 1,615 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.

Contact:

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