BizJournal reported that for profit nursing home chain Kindred announced that Stephen R. Cunanan was appointed as its chief people officer. In the newly created position, Cunanan will serve on the company’s executive committee and will report to CEO Paul J. Diaz. Cunanan’s responsibilities will include employee engagement and satisfaction, leadership development, advancing patient safety and human resources, according to a news release.
“The mission of Kindred’s People Services team is to provide integrated, cost effective and efficient human resources services that leverage the strength of our people to drive Kindred’s clinical and business strategy,” “People Services will foster a culture of quality and engagement to enable our people to promote hope, healing and recovery for patients, residents and families.”
Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) has about 76,000 employees in 46 states, providing health care services through rehabilitation hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, sub-acute-care units and other settings.