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VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) Names Christopher Rieder Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Date:2/24/2009

MIAMI, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R) announced today that Christopher Rieder has been named senior vice president and chief information officer. In his new position, Rieder will oversee planning and implementation of IT operations throughout VITAS to support the company's strategic direction.

Rieder has more than 20 years of IT experience with global organizations translating business objectives into technology solutions. He has worked extensively with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.

Rieder most recently was chief information officer and vice president at Parexel, Inc., a leading bio-pharmaceutical services organization. At Parexel, Rieder led the company's worldwide technology initiatives, including integration of technology solutions, information management and business processes. Prior to that position, Rieder served as vice president of information technology for Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he built a customer- centric IT division to improve the company's customer service operations.

"Chris's experience at the senior management level will make him a superb asset to our organization," said David Wester, VITAS president and chief financial officer. "His ability to bring a working knowledge of technology to corporate initiatives will help us continue to offer innovative solutions for providing exceptional end-of-life care to our patients and their families."

Rieder holds an MBA in information technology from American University in Washington, D.C., and a BSBA in business economics and pre-medicine from the University of Arizona. A member of the Society for Information Management, Rieder was a contributing author of the book, "Improving Technology ROI: Leading CTOs and CIOs on Making Successful Technology Investments, Maximizing Return on Investments, & Gaining a Competitive Edge (Inside the Minds)."

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care(R), a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978, is one of the nation's largest providers of end-of-life care. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahs) operates 45 hospice programs in 16 states (California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin). A wholly-owned subsidiary of Chemed Corporation (NYSE: CHE), VITAS employs 9,079 professionals who care for terminally ill patients daily, primarily in the patients' homes, but also in the company's 25 inpatient hospice units as well as in hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living communities/residential care facilities for the elderly. At the conclusion of the fourth quarter of 2008, VITAS reported an average daily census of 11,627.


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