Benjamin A. Breier

Benjamin A. Breier is the former CEO of Kindred Healthcare LLC. In July 2018, Breier led a consortium of buyers, including Humana, TPG Capital, and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe in a successful leveraged buyout of previously publicly traded Kindred Healthcare (KND:NYSE). In June 2021, LifePoint Health and Kindred announced a definitive agreement for Apollo Global Management owned – Lifepoint to acquire Kindred. In October 2021 as part of the previously announced agreement, LifePoint and Kindred announced additional plans to establish a new healthcare company at the close of the transaction. In December 2021, Breier successfully completed the divestiture of Kindred’s Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation services to LifePoint and oversaw the launching of Scion Health a patient-centered acute and post-acute hospital solutions health system.

Prior to taking the company private, Kindred had revenues in excess of $7.5 billion, 110,000 employees, and operations in forty-seven states and served more than one million patients per year. Acquiring and integrating publicly traded RehabCare in 2011 made Kindred the largest rehabilitation provider in the United States; acquiring and integrating Gentiva Health Services in 2015 made Kindred the largest provider of home health and hospice in the country. In 2017, Breier completed the divestiture of one of the largest skilled nursing facility platforms, completely exiting the skilled nursing industry. Breier also acquired Centerre in 2015 creating one of the nation’s largest inpatient rehabilitation facility platforms.

Breier received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He received both an MBA and an MHA from the University of Miami. He serves on the board of the University of Miami’s school of business, the board of overseers at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Louisville Health board of directors. He chairs the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council. 

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