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CareSouth Health System Acquires Family Care Inc of Virginia


Richmond, VA, November 03, 2011 --(PR.com)-- CareSouth Health System Inc., the largest privately held home health services provider in Georgia, announced today that it has purchased Family Care, Incorporated of Virginia. The company is a Medicare certified provider of home health and personal care services with locations in Richmond and Colonial Heights, Virginia. The company will keep its Family Care name and retain its employees. The joint announcement was made today by Family Care CEO, Bonnie Gordon and CareSouth CEO and President, Rick Griffin.

CareSouth is a leading provider of home health care services including skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy. With the acquisition of Family Care, a large provider of personal care services, CareSouth is adding a new line of business to its portfolio of health care services.

“Private duty is something new for CareSouth,” said Mr. Griffin. “As we move forward with Family Care, we anticipate expanding this line across the CareSouth service area and into other markets, as well. Family Care has a solid reputation in the health care industry, delivering quality, dependable service to their patients since 1983. Their strength is in their people and we are very excited to have them in our family. Bonnie has led the team well in the more than 23 years she has been with Family Care. We are thrilled that she has agreed to stay to lead the expansion of personal care operations.”

“This is a strengthening move,” said Ms. Gordon. “It is a partnership that will ultimately give Family Care the resources and agility of a larger corporation while retaining the attributes that make us unique.”

Family Care, Inc., is one of the largest providers of home health care services in Central Virginia. The company offers a full range of home care services including skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, social worker services, home health aides, live-in services and private duty / personal care aides. It employs more than 500 full-time and PRN staff. For more information on Family Care, visit www.familycareinc.net.

In addition to Georgia, CareSouth Homecare Professionals is a leading provider of home health care services in Florida, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia, now with 40 Medicare certified locations. The company is accredited with deemed status by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). In addition, CareSouth nurses are credentialed through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its agencies provided home health care services to almost 20,000 patients in 2010. CareSouth agencies have consistently ranked in HomeCare Elite as being among the top 25 percent of home health care agencies in the nation. In 2011, 96 percent of CareSouth patients were served by HomeCare Elite agencies. For more information on CareSouth, visit www.caresouth.com.

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