ATLANTA, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV) (the "Company") today announced that at the Company's annual shareholder meeting on May 12, 2011, Tony Strange, CEO and President, was named Chairman of the Board, succeeding Ron Malone, who remains a Director.
Separately, the Company named David Causby President of the Home Health Division and Jeff Shaner President of the Hospice Division.
Tony Strange commented, "Speaking on behalf of the entire Board, we appreciate Ron's services as our Chairman and look forward to his continued contributions to the Board. In addition, David and Jeff have done an outstanding job in key leadership roles in our home health and hospice segments as we've integrated last year's acquisition of Odyssey. Their elevation to President of their respective businesses solidifies our senior leadership moving forward."
David Causby joined Gentiva in 2003 and most recently served as the Senior VP of Operations for the Home Health Division. He previously held various positions at Gentiva, including VP of Operations for the Home Health Division, VP of Operations for the Western Region, and VP of Operations for the Carolinas Region.
Jeff Shaner joined the Company in 2002 as VP of Operations at Total Care, Inc., which was subsequently acquired by the Healthfield Group, where he became VP of Operations for Home Health. After Healthfield was purchased by Gentiva in 2006, Shaner served as VP of Operations for the Southeast Region, VP of Operations for the Home Health Division, and most recently, Senior VP of Operations for the Hospice Division.
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.