Kent Wallace


Kent H. Wallace has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Kindred Healthcare since February 2015. Mr. Wallace is also a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Wallace has more than 25 years of leadership experience in a wide range of healthcare companies. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of RegionalCare Hospital Partners Inc., an operator of community hospitals.

Prior to that, Mr. Wallace was the President and Chief Operating Officer for Vanguard Health Systems for more than eight years, from 2005 to 2013.

While at Vanguard, Mr. Wallace had operational responsibility for the publicly traded company that had $6 billion in revenues. Mr. Wallace managed more than 44,000 employees, including 800 employed physicians.

He also led the development of Vanguard’s industry leading integrated care market strategy. During his time at Vanguard, four hospitals were recognized in the U.S. News & World Report’s “2011/12 Best Hospital” rankings and for two consecutive years they were honored with the Gallup “Great Workplace Award.”

Mr. Wallace worked previously for Province Healthcare Company, Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC) and HCA Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCA) in progressive leadership roles around the country.