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Amedisys Announces CEO Departure

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Paul Kusserow returns as Chairman and CEO

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Board of Directors of Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) announced that President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Gerard, will leave the company effective November 17, 2022.

Paul Kusserow, Chairman of the Board of Directors, will serve as Chairman and CEO until a replacement is hired. Paul served as the CEO of Amedisys for seven years until early 2022.

Amedisys announced that it will begin its executive search for a new CEO.

"We are confident that under Paul's leadership, Amedisys will continue to have a future of profitable growth, innovation, top quality and consistent performance. Paul's growth and innovative mindset is a critical and stabilizing force to the Company. His experience, along with his passion, make us confident that this will serve Amedisys well during this time," said Julie D. Klapstein, Lead Independent Director of Amedisys.

"I am looking forward to returning as CEO and building on the excellent foundation we have at Amedisys," Kusserow said. "We are going to continue to build upon the foundation that has made Amedisys the best home health company in the industry – all driven by our extraordinary group of caregivers and our relentless focus on providing the best care for our patients."

About Amedisys

Amedisys, Inc. (the "Company") is a leading healthcare at home company delivering personalized home health, hospice, personal care and high acuity care services. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based personal care, inpatient hospital, palliative and skilled nursing facility ("SNF") care in their homes, recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering our patients to manage a chronic disease, or hospice care at the end of life. More than 3,000 hospitals and 90,000 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. With approximately 21,000 employees in 547 care centers within 36 states and the District of Columbia, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 445,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit:

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