Kindred Healthcare Inc. said it would close a 39-bed long-term acute-care hospital that it has been operating within Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. In a statement, the Louisville, Ky., hospital company said the closing was the result "of a strategic decision by our parent company not to renew the leases of some of its facilities." According to a filing with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, the closing of Kindred Hospital Delaware County will eliminate 74 jobs as of Aug. 24. Kindred said some employees may be offered jobs at its other specialty hospitals in the Philadelphia area. The publicly held company operates two hospitals in Philadelphia and one in Haverford Township.