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Gentiva® Health Services Names Rod Windley Executive Chairman

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV) announced today that the Board of Directors named Rod Windley as the executive Chairman of the Board.  Mr. Windley currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board, a position he has held since 2006, and has 35 years of healthcare services experience.  Tony Strange will continue to serve as Gentiva's Chief Executive Officer and President.

Tony Strange commented, "Rod and I have worked together for 25 years now and have success in building value especially during difficult reimbursement environments.  Having more of Rod's time focused on Gentiva will be a great benefit to me personally, the Company and our shareholders."

"I am thrilled to be back working with Tony on a daily basis and continuing to build Gentiva going forward," said Rod Windley.  "Tony and I have a lot of experience working together and creating value during challenging times."

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc. Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is the nation's largest provider of home health and hospice services based on revenue, delivering innovative, high quality care to patients across the United States. Gentiva is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; hospice services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; and other therapies and services. GTIV-G

Forward-Looking Statement Certain statements contained in this news release, including, without limitation, statements containing the words "believes," "anticipates," "intends," "expects," "assumes," "trends" and similar expressions, constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are based upon the Company's current plans, expectations and projections about future events. However, such statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, among others, the following: economic and business conditions; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to comply with, existing governmental regulations; the impact on our Company of healthcare reform legislation and its implementation through governmental regulations; legislative proposals for healthcare reform; changes in Medicare, Medicaid and commercial payer reimbursement levels; the outcome of any inquiries into the Company's operations and business practices by governmental authorities; effects of competition in the markets in which the Company operates; liability and other claims asserted against the Company; ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; ability to access capital markets; availability and terms of capital; loss of significant contracts or reduction in revenues associated with major payer sources; ability of customers to pay for services; business disruption due to natural disasters, pandemic outbreaks, or terrorist acts; ability to successfully integrate the operations of acquisitions the Company may make and achieve expected synergies and operational efficiencies within expected time-frames; ability to maintain compliance with its financial covenants under the Company's credit agreement; effect on liquidity of the Company's debt service requirements; and changes in estimates and judgments associated with critical accounting policies and estimates. For a detailed discussion of certain of these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in this news release, please refer to the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011. 

Financial and Investor Contact:         Eric Slusser         770-951-6101         eric.slusser@gentiva.com    or  John Mongelli         770-951-6496          john.mongelli@gentiva.com

Media Contact:         Kathleen Hopkins         Brainerd Communicators         212-986-6667         khopkins@braincomm.com

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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