MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV), a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, announced today that it plans to present at November investment conferences hosted by Oppenheimer & Co., Credit Suisse and Stephens Inc.
The Company is scheduled to present from:
-- 1:20 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. ET, Monday, November 3, 2008 at the Oppenheimer
& Co. 19th Annual Healthcare Conference in New York.
-- 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m. MT, Wednesday, November 12, at the 2008 Credit
Suisse Healthcare Conference in Phoenix.
-- 10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. ET, Tuesday, November 18, at the Stephens Inc.
Fall Investment Conference in New York.
The Oppenheimer and Stephens presentations will be available to the public via live audio web casts, which may be accessed by visiting http://investors.gentiva.com/events.cfm to register for the live events or listen to the archived versions. Visitors to this site will also be able to request advance notifications of these and other upcoming Gentiva events.
Gentiva executives will give attendees an overview of the Company's operations and strategic priorities, and review opportunities for growth as the U.S. home health industry provides more services to an aging population.
About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.
Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is a leading provider of comprehensive home health services, 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; respiratory therapy and home medical equipment; infusion therapy services; and other therapies and services. For more information, visit Gentiva's web site, http://www.gentiva.com, and its investor relations section at http://investors.gentiva.com. GTIV-G
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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, including the ability to
access capital markets; demographic changes; changes in, or failure to
comply with, existing governmental regulations; legislative proposals for
healthcare reform; changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement levels,
including changes to the Medicare home health Prospective Payment System
effective January 1, 2008; 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; 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 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; effect on liquidity of the
Company's debt service requirements; a material shift in utilization within
capitated agreements; 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
(SEC), including the "Risk Factors" section contained in the Company's
annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 30, 2007.
Financial and Investor Contact:
John R. Potapchuk
|SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.|
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