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Paul Diaz CEO of Kinderedh Healthcare - Winner of the Most Respected CEOs - CEO Q - CEO Awards - Top CEOs, Best CEOs

Paul J. Diaz
CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.

Company Profile

Industry: Hospitals and long-term Healthcare Facilities
Employees: 39,500
Revenues: $4B
Market Cap:  $0.5B

CEO Achievements

Paul Diaz is the President and CEO of Kindred Healthcare, Inc., one of the largest providers of healthcare services in the United States. Kindred is a New York Stock Exchange listed company with revenues in excess of $4 billion and over 54,000 employees in 41 states.

Fiscal 2009 was a year of solid operational and financial performance at Kindred Healthcare, despite a difficult economic, regulatory and reimbursement environment. Revenue gains in each of its three operating divisions: Hospitals – 5%, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers – 3% and Peoplefirst Rehabilitation – 11%. Overall revenues of $4.3 billion were 4% ahead of last year

In the past two years, Modern Healthcare magazine named Mr. Diaz as one of the 100 Most Powerful People in Healthcare. In 2008, Modern Healthcare named him one of the top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare. In addition, in both 2008 and 2009 Hispanic magazine named Mr. Diaz as one of the 25 Best Latinos in business.

CEO Bio

Mr. Diaz is an attorney and accountant who earned a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting from American University's Kogod School of Business and a law degree from Georgetown University.

Mr. Diaz serves on the Board of Directors of DaVita (NYSE: “DVA”), and the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University Law Center. He was formerly on the Board of PharMerica Corporation (NYSE:PMC), the Board of the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee of the Suburban Hospital Healthcare Systems in Bethesda, Maryland.

CEO Insights

Our strong financial results were driven by continued improvement in our people, quality and customer services goals and reinforced our Management Philosophy: If we take care of our people, and focus on quality and customer service, our business results will follow - Paul J. Diaz - CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.

I have been extremely lucky over the years, primarily in I have good mentors who looked after me and helped me get stronger. - Paul J. Diaz - CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.

My advice for the up and coming is to broaden your skill-sets, learn the operations, the finance and the customers. - Paul J. Diaz - CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.

We often approach our job as a silo. To have a broad-based sense of what we do is very important - Paul J. Diaz - CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.

About Kindred Healthcare
Kindred operates a diverse blend of health care service businesses including long-term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and contract rehabilitation sites in more than 600 locations across the United States.

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