Kindred Healthcare, Inc. ("Kindred") (NYSE:KND) today announced that Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Mountain Valley in Kellogg, Idaho, is one of four recipients of the 2016 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Mountain Valley is the first nursing center to receive a Baldrige Award in the program's history. The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is presented annually by the President of the United States to recognize organizations that demonstrate quality achievement and performance excellence in seven key areas. The honorees are recognized for their outstanding commitment to sustainable excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. "This award represents the highest honor that can be presented to American organizations for their quality achievements and outstanding performance and we are extremely proud of Mountain Valley for attaining this recognition," said Benjamin A. Breier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Kindred. "All of the teammates at Mountain Valley embody Kindred's mission, vision and commitment to patient-centered care." "Earning the Baldrige Award this year is an amazing achievement and reinforces Mountain Valley's reputation as a national leader in best practices and represents a decade-long journey of continuous quality improvement," said Michael Beal, President of Kindred's Nursing Center Division. "This award is a direct result of their leadership, a commitment to their culture, ongoing education and a focus on patient satisfaction. Earning the coveted Baldrige Award is just one example of how Mountain Valley always challenges themselves to do better for their patients, families and community." Mountain Valley's achievements include state and national honors. For the past 12 years, Mountain Valley received the State of Idaho L. Jean Schoonover Quality Award for quality of care and compliance with regulations. In 2016, Mountain Valley was one of only two nursing homes in the state to receive the L. Jean Schoonover Gold Award. In 2011, Mountain Valley earned a Gold - Excellence in Quality Award presented by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living. Mountain Valley has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System since the program's first year in 2009. In 2016, they received the Providigm Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement Embracing Quality Award for exceptional achievement for customer satisfaction.