American Heart Association Recognizes LHC Group as Heart & Stroke Champion

Lafayette, LA (October 22, 2008) – The American Heart Association recognized LHC Group’s commitment to heart health in Louisiana with the 2007-2008 Heart & Stroke Champion Award. Kallie Barras, Regional Director of The American Heart Association presented the award to LHC’s Senior Management Team on the morning of October 22, 2008 at the LHC Group main office. On hand to receive the award was Daryl Doise - Senior Vice President / Corporate Development, Johnny Indest – President / COO, Keith Myers – Chairman / CEO, Don Stelly – Senior Vice President / Operations, and Richard MacMillan – Senior Vice President / General Counsel and Compliance Office.

“The American Heart Association is honored to have the support of The LHC Group to help save lives from cardiovascular disease in our area,” stated Kallie Barras.

Each year, the American Heart Association recognizes those supporters who go above and beyond to champion the organization’s mission in their communities. LHC has supported the AHA throughout the fiscal year as a contributor to the St Landry Heart Ball, Iberia Parish Taste of the Teche, Central Louisiana Gala, NE LA Go Red For Women Luncheon and Lafayette Heart Gala. The AHA was proud to have LHC as a part of so many of its fundraisers this year and looks forward to working together in the future.

LHC Group is amongst good company with other area Heart & Stroke Champions including: MidSouth Bank, Cardiovascular Institute of the South, Heart Hospital of Lafayette, and Lafayette General Medical Center.

The American Heart Association is committed to its mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. To find out about American Heart Association programs and activities call 337.251.5421 or visit http://www.americanheart.org.

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