Health Care

Kindred Hospital in Hollywood opens new 30-bed unit

Looking to expand its share of South Florida’s growing market for post-operative rehabilitation therapy and skilled nursing, Kindred Hospital South Florida-Hollywood this month announced the opening of a 30-bed unit at the medical center’s campus in South Broward.

The new unit offers recovering patients rehabilitation therapy focused on daily living skills, according to Kindred’s announcement, which projects the new center will create 50 additional jobs at the hospital.

Kindred Hospital South Florida-Hollywood already has 124 licensed beds, including a 9-bed intensive care unit, a 16-bed telemetry unit and 99 medical-surgical beds. The Kentucky-based Kindred Healthcare operates four transitional care hospitals in South Florida and also provides home health and hospice services.

According to Florida healthcare regulators, the Hollywood hospital provides care primarily for patients with Medicare, the public health insurance program for people 65 and older.

In 2014, the hospital earned $34.2 million in patient revenues and generated an operating profit of $722,000. The hospital had 213 employees that year, including 142 physicians on active staff, according to state records.