• About Our Hospital

    Kindred Hospital Louisville at Jewish Hospital is a satellite facility of Kindred Hospital Louisville. Our transitional care hospital is dedicated to providing quality care to medically complex and catastrophically ill patients requiring specialized acute hospital services. Our interdisciplinary expertise in respiratory and wound care is essential to our strong emphasis on caring for patients who may need longer acute care hospitalization.

    Kindred Hospital Louisville at Jewish Hospital is a Joint Commission accredited acute care hospital and is approved to operate by the State of Kentucky. Medicare, Medicaid and other health insurance carriers cover our inpatient and outpatient services.

    Examples of the types of treatments or patients who benefit from our hospital services include:

    Medically Complex

    Patients who require intensive therapies and nursing care can benefit from our 30-bed medical surgical floor, with telemetry capabilities. This includes patients with one or more of the following conditions:

    • infectious disease
    • congestive heart failure
    • uncontrolled diabetes
    • cardiovascular disease, post heart attack or stroke
    • kidney/renal failure
    • dialysis treatments
    • MRSA/VRE
    • multi-system failure or complications

    Wound Care

    Patients with impaired tissue integrity or who are at high risk for complications can benefit from the care provided by our multidisciplinary wound care team. This includes patients with one or more of the following conditions:

    • decubitus ulcers
    • degenerative disease
    • wounds requiring flaps, graphs, or amputations
    • burns
    • sepsis
    • cellulitis
    • catastrophic stage III or IV wounds
    • infected wound(s) requiring long-term IV therapy
    • wounds related to paralysis, kidney failure or radiation
    • treatment of diabetic, venous and arterial ulcers
    • pressure ulcers requiring frequent dressing changes


    Specialized care is provided for patients with acute and chronic respiratory disorders (with or without tracheostomies), and patients who are ventilator dependent or require extensive respiratory treatments to maintain normal breathing (with or without mechanical support). This includes patients with one or more of the following conditions:

    • COPD
    • pneumonia
    • respiratory failure
    • ALS
    • Guillain-Barre
    • ventilator dependent

    Medical and Rehabilitation

    Patients who are unable to withstand three hours of intensive therapy a day, or who require intensive nursing/respiratory care, which will not qualify for most acute rehabilitation programs, can benefit from our low tolerance rehabilitation program. This prepares patients for either acute rehab, skilled rehab or home health rehab services and serves patients with one or more of the following conditions:

    • stroke, CVA or cerebral hemorrhage
    • spinal cord injuries
    • trauma
    • head injury
    • joint replacement

    Kindred Hospital Louisville at Jewish Hospital has a medical staff of specialists in anesthesiology, cardiology, dentistry, endocrinology, gastroenterology, general surgery, hyperbaric medicine, infectious disease, internal medicine, nephrology/dialysis, neurology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pain management, pathology, plastic surgery, physiatry (rehabilitation), podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology and urology.

    At Kindred Hospital Louisville at Jewish Hospital, our interdisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, along with the patient and family members, work together to establish:

    • an appropriate standard of care for each identified condition
    • time frames for achieving goals
    • a multidisciplinary team approach to achieving patient goals
    • interventions required to achieve goals and the discharge plan
    • a multidisciplinary team care plan, which is updated as goals are achieved and/or new conditions are identified

    Kindred Hospital Louisville at Jewish Hospital uses technologically advanced systems to maximize its efforts toward total quality care and positive patient outcomes. Our services include a 30-bed unit with telemetry capabilities, and the complete ancillary resources of Jewish Hospital, complete rehabilitation unit, inpatient surgery and imaging services that include MRI, CT capabilities and much more. We are dedicated to providing cost-effective, outcome-oriented patient care management and returning patients to productive lives

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