Kindred Healthcare to close Arlington rehab hospital at end of year

Kindred Healthcare plans to close a rehabilitation hospital on Randol Mill Road in Arlington by the end of the year and consolidate operations at a new facility in south Arlington, the company said Monday.

Kindred filed a WARN letter with the Texas Workforce Commission, notifying the state that it could lay off as many as 92 employees in Arlington.

In a statement, Kindred said the rehab hospital on Randol Mill, which has been open for 11 years, will stop admitting new patients after the first week of December and close by Dec. 31.

The company said it would work with employees “in an effort to assist them in their efforts to seek new employment, including positions within Kindred. Our goal is to retain as many of our valuable employees as possible.”

Operations will be consolidated at the Texas Rehab Hospital of Arlington, which opened at 900 West Arbrook Blvd. in July 2015 as a joint venture with Methodist Health System and Texas Health Resources. The 40-bed facility offers specialized treatment programs for patients recovering from stroke, brain injury, neurological conditions, trauma, spinal cord injury, amputation and orthopedic injury.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Kindred Healthcare operates three joint venture rehab hospitals, seven transitional care hospitals and three nursing facilities in North Texas.

Steve Kaskovich: 817-390-7773, @stevekasko