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Gentiva® Health Services Promotes David Causby to President and Chief Operating Officer

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SOURCE Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

ATLANTA, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIV) announced today that David Causby will assume the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Causby currently serves as the Company's Chief Operating Officer and will assume the responsibilities of President consistent with his operating responsibilities.

Tony Strange, Gentiva's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "David has done a great job in leading the day-to-day operations of our business and his commitment and leadership make him the ideal individual to fulfill the important responsibilities of President, in addition to his current role as COO. I am proud of David and his team and look forward to his continued success."

Mr. Causby became EVP, Chief Operating Officer in October 2013. He was previously President of the Home Health Division since 2011. He joined Gentiva in 2003 and most recently served as the Senior VP of Operations for the Home Health Division. He previously held various other 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.

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest providers of home health, hospice and community care 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; and other therapies and services. GTIV-G

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