Allina Health announced today that the
merger of Courage Center and Sister
Kenny Rehabilitation Institute, part of Allina
Health, becomes effective on June 1, 2013.
Jaime Anderson had a massive stroke when she was only 25
years old. Her story of recovery starts at Sister Kenny
Rehabilitation Institute - United Hospital and continues
at Courage Center. It's a great example of how Courage Center and
Sister Kenny already work together to rebuild lives. Read
Since the approval of the merger by the respective boards in March, a
brand study was completed and teams are working to guide the transition.
Based on study results, a new name has been determined for the combined
entity: Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute.
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute will be a clinical service line of
Allina Health, encompassing health care services, community-based services,
innovation, research and public policy.
"By knitting together all the
segments of care, we will create a unique model that will make a difference
in the communities we serve," said Penny Wheeler, MD, chief clinical officer
for Allina Health.
"We believe this new model can improve health
outcomes, make it easier for people to get the right services for their needs
and reduce the total cost of care by preventing complications," said Jan
Malcolm, CEO of Courage Center. Malcolm will serve as interim president of
the Courage Kenny Foundation as well as vice president of public affairs
for Allina Health, as of June 1, 2013.
The Courage Foundation and Sister
Kenny Foundation will be combined into a single, merged foundation, to
be named Courage Kenny Foundation. It will support the continuum of care
through philanthropy, enabling this integrated clinical service line to
invest in programs and services to improve the health of the patients and
As of June 1, 2013:
- New logos will
begin to replace existing logos of both Courage Center and Sister Kenny
Rehabilitation Institute. A full brand rollout will be phased in over the
next 12 to 18 months.
- Courage Center employees will
become Allina Health employees.
Full integration is
expected to take 24 to 36 months.