National Leaders in Ventilator Weaning

    Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals are the national leaders in ventilator weaning for patients with complex pulmonary needs. Our tailored weaning care plans are designed to liberate patients from mechanical ventilation. This plan includes interdisciplinary team conferences with pulmonologists and therapists.

 Kindred matches or exceeds national benchmarks when compared to short-term acute care hospitals.

    • Ventilator wean rates are high, with a majority of transitional care patients having failed prior wean attempts at the short-term hospital
    • Customer satisfaction is high
    • Unplanned rehospitalization rates are low
    • Kindred Hospitals have proven weaning protocols


    Team Treatment

    Physician-Directed Care

    • Organized and credentialed medical staff including board-certified pulmonologists who make daily rounds
    • Specialty medical directors
    • Daily onsite physician coverage

    Interdisciplinary Approach to Care

    • Physician-led IDTs
    • Goal-directed care plan
    • Family participation in education and training
    • Around-the-clock intensive care nursing and respiratory therapy staff