Kindred acquires Control licenses in South Carolina for home health services Kindred acquired from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control licenses to provide home health services in all 46 counties in South Carolina for approximately $18M. Kindred reached an agreement with DHEC following a state bidding process. The agreement took effect January 1, 2016, and immediately expands Kindred's services from 10 offices serving 22 counties to 19 offices serving the entire state of South Carolina. As part of the license transfer agreement, Kindred agreed to hire all employees and agreed to take over patients upon consent. Upon completion, 72 employees accepted the Company's offer of employment and 650 patients granted consent to the Company's care. With this platform, Kindred intends to open additional offices and expand its home health services in the state. The Company has been providing home health services in South Carolina since it acquired Gentiva Health Services in February 2015.