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National leader in hospital rehabilitation services selected to manage University District acute rehab center

November 20, 2019

EUGENE, Ore. -- PeaceHealth has selected Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services as the program manager of acute rehabilitation services at our 18-bed Oregon Rehabilitation Center at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center, University District in Eugene. The agreement is expected to go into effect on Jan. 20, 2020.

The Oregon Rehabilitation Center, which opened at University District in 1976, has a long history of offering exceptional care to patients recovering from serious illness or injury, including stroke and brain injury. 

“We believe a PeaceHealth and Kindred partnership focused on advancing acute rehab services will establish Oregon Rehabilitation Center as a statewide center of excellence,” said Mary Kingston, chief executive of the PeaceHealth Oregon Network. “Kindred brings to the partnership its extensive network of relationships and its experience and expertise operating similar facilities around the country.”

Kindred is a national leader in hospital rehabilitation services known for outperforming national averages on quality measures. This partnership also supports a model that PeaceHealth is already successfully operating in our Northwest Washington market. Ultimately, the partnership will enable Oregon Rehabilitation Center to more quickly expand services and offer more advanced therapies and technologies.

“We are committed to investing in programs and services that enhance the quality of patient care at Oregon Rehabilitation Center and increase our community’s access to essential services to improve patients’ functional abilities and independence,” Kingston said. “Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services brings a high level of expertise, experience, insight and professionalism to our rehabilitation services.” 

“PeaceHealth 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 the Oregon Rehabilitation Center as we implement programs best tailored to meet patients’ needs and provide local employment opportunities. We share in PeaceHealth’s commitment to excellence and care philosophy.” 

This collaboration broadens PeaceHealth’s relationship with Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services, which was chosen to manage an inpatient rehabilitation center, which opened July 1, 2019 at PeaceHealth United General Medical Center in Sedro-Woolley, Wash.

PeaceHealth and Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services are committed to continuing Oregon Rehabilitation Center’s long record of success for the benefit of patients, their families and the communities we serve.

About PeaceHealth: PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. The Sisters shared expertise and transferred wisdom from one medical center to another, always finding the best way to serve the unmet need for healthcare in their communities. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of the founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission. Visit us online at

About Kindred: Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services provides leading acute rehab services to Kindred inpatient rehabilitation facilities and more than 100 locations in the U.S. They partner with acute care hospitals and health systems to optimize performance of acute and post-acute services. Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services is part of Kindred Rehabilitation Services, a division of Kindred Healthcare, LLC. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is the leading provider of rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies, to over 1,500 hospitals and long-term care facilities in 45 states. They are the premier provider of rehab throughout the full continuum of care, including long-term acute care hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, inpatient acute rehab units, independent rehabilitation facilities and hospice and home care locations.