EXECUTIVE: Joyce Baldrica, CEO
Kindred Hospital Melbourne offers a full range of services for medically complex patients needing an extended stay in an acute care hospital. The hospital is certified by Medicare and fully accredited by The Joint Commission. It is part of Kindred Healthcare, one of Fortune magazine’s most admired healthcare companies for six years.
Both Kindred Hospital Melbourne and Kindred Healthcare are proud of their commitment to the nursing profession, believing that an investment in nurses at all levels of service translates to an invaluable benefit to patients served. All nurses at Kindred Hospital Melbourne are specially trained to manage ventilator patients on all units. Each nurse receives extra training, including critical thinking skills enhancement, ventilator management, tracheostomy management and care, EKG basics, EKG rhythm disturbances and complex wound care management. All patient care needs are overseen by registered nurses, and nurses are engaged and participate on several committees such as ethics, patient care and safety committees.
Kindred Hospital Melbourne’s nurses have access to company-wide, national resources designed to enhance their professional development and encourage retention. Kindred Hospital Melbourne’s clinical quality has exceeded established benchmark goals with noted reductions in hospital-acquired infections, hospital-acquired wounds and improved customer service scores.