Portneuf has engaged Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services to manage inpatient rehabilitation services at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello. Under the agreement, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services will manage and operate Portneuf Medical Center’s 9-bed rehabilitation unit. The rehabilitation unit has a long history of offering exceptional care to patients recovering from serious illness or injury, including stroke and brain injury. This new relationship with Kindred will build on that strong history and foundation. “We believe a Portneuf and Kindred partnership focused on advancing acute rehab services will establish our Rehabilitation Unit as a regional center of excellence,” said Nathan Carter, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Portneuf Medical Center “Kindred brings to the partnership its extensive network of relationships and its experience and expertise operating similar facilities around the country.” Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services will provide Portneuf Medical Center’s Rehabilitation Unit with management programs and best practices in quality rehabilitation services. Kindred is a leading provider of rehabilitation program management services. These services enhance productivity and program performance and provide staff training in more than 1,500 hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, and other post-acute care settings across the nation. Kindred’s services consistently outperform national industry averages on quality measures. “We are committed to investing in programs and services that enhance the quality of patient care at Portneuf Medical Center and increase our community’s access to essential services to improve patients’ functional abilities and independence,” said Angela Treasure, Chief Nursing Officer at Portneuf Medical Center. “Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services brings a high level of expertise, experience, insight and professionalism to our rehabilitation services.” “Portneuf has a longstanding reputation for clinical excellence, innovation in patient care and outstanding quality outcomes,” said Rachel Compton, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services’ divisional vice president – West Region. “We are excited about the opportunity to partner with Portneuf as we implement programs best tailored to meet patients’ needs and provide local employment opportunities. We share in Portneuf’s commitment to high quality care, every patient, every time. Portneuf and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services are committed to continuing the rehabilitation unit’s long record of success for the benefit of patients, their families and the communities we serve.