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Paul J. Diaz - CEO of Kindred Healthcare Inc.
Industry: hospitals and long-term
Market Cap: $0.5B
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
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 one of the 25 Best Latinos in business.
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.
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 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
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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