Amedisys Announces Opening of Nashville Executive Office

BATON ROUGE, La., July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), a leading home health and hospice company, today announced that it will open a new executive office this month in Nashville, Tennessee, capitalizing on Nashville’s acknowledged position as the epicenter of healthcare industry in the United States. This strategically located office will help Amedisys build pivotal relationships with important industry leaders and analysts and attract strong talent from the healthcare industry, including Nashville’s robust talent pool of health services professionals.

“Nashville is the place to be if you’re in healthcare, and we’re extremely excited to be opening an office here,” said Paul Kusserow, CEO of Amedisys. “Our vision is to be more than a homecare and hospice company – we see the future of healthcare as delivered without boundaries, in the home setting. Our presence in Nashville will help us engage with the leading health systems, health technology and health services companies. This will ensure we’re not only able to meet the current needs of our patients, but their future needs as well. A Nashville office is an important step toward our goal of being the leading provider of healthcare in the home.”

The majority of the CEO Executive Team will be based in the Nashville office, which will be located in downtown Nashville at Cummins Station.

“We are thrilled to welcome Amedisys to Nashville and to the dynamic ecosystem of our city’s largest industry,” said Hayley Hovious, President of the Nashville Health Care Council. "The Nashville healthcare industry generates more than 200,000 jobs and $30 billion locally, and is home to 16 publicly traded health care companies. We are excited to see what great things Amedisys can do here.”

Amedisys will continue to have a strong presence in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and will focus on recruiting and retaining top talent regardless of location.

“No matter where we are, the one thing that will never change is our commitment to our patients and their families, to our physician referral sources, and to each other,” continued Kusserow. “Amedisys is not about a place. The heartbeat of this Company is in each and every home of the 55,000 patients we care for on a daily basis.”

About Amedisys:

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED) is a leading health care at home Company delivering personalized home health and hospice care to more than 355,000 patients each year. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, palliative care for those with a terminal illness, or hospice care at the end of life. Amedisys also has the industry's first-ever nationwide Care Transitions program, designed to reduce unnecessary hospital readmissions through patient and caregiver health coaching and care coordination, which starts in the hospital and continues throughout completion of the patient's home health plan of care. For more information about the Company, please visit:

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