I worked at Kindred and I can tell you it's a dangerous place to work. Dangerously short staffed, dangerously inexperienced nurses, dangerous amount of travel nurses, dangerous patient load. The turnaround is extremely high, which means that very few people stick around to know what they're doing. The ones who have been there a long time are generally nasty and eat their young. Kindred is also an ICU reject dumping ground. When a patient's short-term insurance runs out, they get sent to an LTAC like Kindred. It doesn't mean they're stable enough to be transferred, that they should be out of the ICU, it just means insurance won't pay for them to stay there anymore (usually because they are going to die but there is an ethical complication...aka the families refuse to withdraw support), so they come to Kindred as a full code and end up being kept alive much longer than what's fair to the patient, and often dies a miserable death being coded over and over. Sometimes they come for hospice, and once in awhile they are able to be weaned from the vent and are rehabilitated enough for discharge. I think one of the most dangerous aspects of working here is that the house officer doesn't stay in house. The nurses run the codes start to finish a lot of the time. if you work there you will see some interesting things, though, as well as many things that will break your heart. I saw necrotizing fasciitis, a 38 year old woman die of ALS with her young children and husband by her side, DIC, multiple rare neuro cases. Lots of heartbreak. Spouses who have been married for 40/50 years who just can't give up on their loved one. It's hard, back-breaking work, as most patients are dependent. However, if you can stick it out a year or two there, you can make it anywhere, especially in an ICU.