LHC Group Announces a Home Health Joint Venture in Missouri With Missouri Delta Medical Center

LAFAYETTE, La., March 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), a national provider of home health, hospice and comprehensive post-acute healthcare services, today announced that it has entered into a home health joint venture with Missouri Delta Medical Center. The service area includes six counties in Southeast Missouri with a population of 150,000.

Missouri Delta Medical Center, based in Sikeston, Missouri, is a 188 bed licensed general medical and surgical hospital and is fully accredited by The Joint Commission. Missouri Delta Medical Center has been providing comprehensive medical care to the people of Southeast Missouri since 1948 and is proud to have over 84 physicians on medical staff.

Jason Schrumpf, CEO of Missouri Delta Medical Center, said, "We recognize that our commitment to our patients doesn't end with their discharge from the hospital. This partnership seamlessly transitions patients from the acute to the post-acute setting in a unique and collaborative way that puts patient care first. As the nation's most experienced home health partner for hospitals, LHC Group has a strong track record of working with health systems to reduce avoidable readmissions and keep patients where they want to be – recovering in the comfort of home."

"Together, we are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care while helping patients recover in the comfort of home and preventing costly and avoidable hospital readmissions," said Keith G. Myers, LHC Group's chairman and CEO. "LHC Group has a proven history of successful hospital partnerships that are enhancing post-acute care for patients around the nation. Missouri Delta Medical Center is recognized for its commitment to improving lives through the delivery of high-quality patient care, and a seamless continuum of care from hospital to home is part of that commitment. We are proud to partner with Missouri Delta to deliver superior home health services to the people of Southeast Missouri."

About LHC Group, Inc.

LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of post-acute healthcare services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice and community-based services agencies in its home-based and hospice-based divisions and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.

CONTACT: Eric Elliott Investor Relations (337) 233-1307 eric.elliott@lhcgroup.com

Source:LHC Group