Kindred Healthcare to Close 2 Texas Hospitals, Trim 246 Jobs

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Louisville, Ky.-based Kindred Healthcare is closing two Texas hospitals and eliminating 246 jobs, according to a Houston Chronicle report.

The transitional and extended-stay hospital operator will close its 83-bed location in Channelview, which will eliminate 139 jobs, and its 86-bed facility Houston, which will cut 107 jobs.

Michael Warrington, senior vice president of Kindred's southeast region, said in a written statement that the majority of terminated employees would be hired at other Kindred hospitals, according to the report.

Kindred has notified the Texas Workforce Commission that it will begin eliminating jobs at the hospital on July 31. The process is expected to take two weeks, according to the report.

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