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ScionHealth Launches as New Leader in Healthcare Services with 79 Hospitals across 25 States

New Louisville-based company is focused on high-quality, patient-driven acute and post-acute hospital solutions, as well as further investment in community healthcare

ScionHealth is led by healthcare veteran Rob Jay as CEO

Louisville, Ky. – (December 23, 2021) – ScionHealth, a new healthcare system focused on high-quality acute and post-acute hospital solutions, launched today as a result of the successful transaction involving LifePoint Health and Kindred Healthcare. Headquartered in Louisville, ScionHealth consists of 79 hospital campuses in 25 states – 61 long-term acute care hospitals previously owned by Kindred, and 18 community hospital campuses and associated health systems previously owned by LifePoint.

The ScionHealth family of acute and post-acute hospitals are well-aligned operationally and strategically to deliver exceptional patient outcomes in local communities and serve as a strong platform for growth. ScionHealth’s leadership team is led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rob Jay, formerly Executive Vice President of Integrated Operations at LifePoint.

“ScionHealth prioritizes outstanding patient care, quality outcomes, and a culture of inclusion and community engagement that supports and embraces our teams across all of our hospitals,” said Jay. “We are excited to combine the unique strengths of our community-based hospitals and our long-term acute care hospitals in order to serve patients where and when they need care.”

Jay continued, “We are committed to advancing innovative healthcare solutions, creating new jobs, and being a strong employer to the benefit of our patients, partners and communities here in Louisville and across our broader U.S. network. We will also strive to lead through actions that best serve the regions in which we deliver care and where our team members and patients reside.”

The new ScionHealth system is comprised of approximately 22,000 dedicated and compassionate employees working across community hospital campuses, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient centers, sub-acute units, and behavioral health locations. The company has an extensive, and longstanding, network of partners across the healthcare continuum who share a commitment to advance access to high-quality care in local communities, and to implement innovative solutions to improve the patient experience. ScionHealth values and will continue to foster strong legacy collaborations –

previously established under LifePoint and Kindred – as well as to develop new, strategically aligned relationships with leading academic medical centers, expert service providers, and solution-driven community organizations. 

The ScionHealth leadership team includes leaders previously from LifePoint as well as Kindred:

  • Rob Jay, CEO. Jay previously served as Executive Vice President, Integrated Operations, LifePoint. 
  • Danny Brywczynski, Executive Vice President, Integrated Operations. Brywczynski most recently served as Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for LifePoint.
  • Joel Day, Chief Financial Officer. Most recently, Day was Kindred’s Chief Financial Officer.
  • Doug Curnutte, Chief Development Officer. Curnutte previously served as Kindred’s Chief Development Officer.
  • Mike Warrington, President, Long Term Acute Care. Most recently, Warrington was President of Kindred’s Hospital Division.
  • Robert Wampler, President, Short Term Acute Care. Wampler previously served as President of LifePoint’s Mountain Division.
  • Lisa Estrada, General Counsel. Estrada previously served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer for LifePoint.
  • Jeffrey Jasnoff, Chief Human Resources Officer. Jasnoff was previously Chief Human Resources Officer for Kindred.
  • Todd Flowers, Chief Financial Officer – Strategy, Support Services and Treasurer. Flowers previously served as Chief Financial Officer – Strategy, Support Services and Treasurer for Kindred.

In the transaction involving LifePoint and Kindred, and the related launch of ScionHealth, Barclays and Guggenheim Securities, LLC served as financial advisors to Kindred, and Debevoise & Plimpton LLP and Mintz Levin served as legal counsel to Kindred. Financing for the transaction was provided by Barclays, Citi, and RBC Capital Markets. Citi and RBC Capital Markets were financial advisors to LifePoint Health. Sidley Austin LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison served as legal counsel to LifePoint Health.


About Rob Jay

Founding CEO Rob Jay comes to ScionHealth with decades of experience in the healthcare sector, managing at the intersection of business and people. Most recently, Jay served as Executive Vice President of Integrated Operations for LifePoint Health, where he was responsible for overseeing physician services, growth and outreach, development (mergers and acquisitions), health informatics and technology services, and revenue and network management.

Prior to LifePoint, Jay was Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer at RCCH Healthcare Partners, eventually helping to manage its transition to LifePoint. He was also an integral part of the merger between RegionalCare Hospital Partners and Capella Health.

A Brandon, Mississippi native, Jay obtained a bachelor of professional accountancy degree from Mississippi State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Millsaps College.


About ScionHealth

ScionHealth provides high-quality, patient-centered acute and post-acute hospital solutions. The health system is focused on driving innovation, serving its communities, and investing in people and technology to deliver compassionate patient care and excellent health outcomes. Based in Louisville, ScionHealth operates 79 hospital campuses in 25 states – 61 long-term acute care hospitals and 18 community hospital campuses and associated health systems. For more information, go to

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