Acquisition of Kindred North Shore Hospital increases LifeCare’s market presence in delivering long term acute care and post acute care services
PITTSBURGH, Penn. (May 29, 2014) – LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh continues to expand its presence in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area with the proposed acquisition of Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh North Shore. Though Kindred plans to discontinue treating patients at the long term acute care hospital on Arch Street prior to completion of the transaction, LifeCare will welcome patients and consolidate operations at its four Pittsburgh-area facilities. The transaction is expected to be completed later this summer.
LifeCare’s locations include its Suburban Campus on South Jackson Avenue – located just five miles from the North Shore facility, the Main Campus on Penn Avenue, the Alle-Kiski Campus in Natrona Heights, and the Monroeville Campus on McGinley Road.
“LifeCare has long been the leader in Pittsburgh for providing long term acute care hospital services,” said Kimberly Sperring, market CEO for LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh. “With the opening of our Transitional Care Center in 2011, and now the consolidation of North Shore’s operations across our four locations, we are delighted to provide patients, their families, and our growing referral network with an enhanced continuum of care.”
The physician-led clinical teams with LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh include nurses, respiratory therapists, physical and occupational therapists, pharmacists, mental health professionals and nutritionists all working together to address the complex needs of their patients. LifeCare’s long term acute care patients often have been transferred after a stay in a hospital Intensive Care Unit and require high observation monitoring for pulmonary, cardiac or neurological illness or injury. All facilities accommodate high-intensity services such as dialysis and mechanical ventilation.
The LifeCare Transitional Care Center offers intermediate skilled nursing care for patients in need of rehabilitative care or those requiring specialized treatment, such as bariatric patients, individuals with tracheotomies or who require monitoring by a respiratory therapist, patients with non-healing wounds and those with multiple diagnoses. Behavioral health services are also offered at the Main Campus.
“Our continued growth in Pittsburgh is reflective of our commitment to deliver the highest quality care in an operationally efficient, patient-centered manner,” said Phillip B. Douglas, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LifeCare Holdings LLC. “We look forward to building on our relationships with physicians, case managers and healthcare administrators throughout the Pittsburgh area as we increase our presence in the region and continue to expand our services.”
LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh is part of the LifeCare Family of Hospitals, which includes 24 specialty acute care hospitals in nine states. To learn more about our facilities, visit us on the Web at www.lifecare-hospitals.com. Contact 412-247-2365 for intake and admissions information.
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