BATON ROUGE, La., April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), America’s leading independent home health, hospice and personal care company, has closed on its acquisition of RoseRock Healthcare, a hospice care provider in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Under the terms of the agreement, Amedisys acquired substantially all the assets of RoseRock Healthcare.

RoseRock provides specialized hospice care to approximately 220 patients daily in northeastern Oklahoma. Amedisys also operates six home health care centers in Oklahoma, including a center in Tulsa.

“To all the outstanding caregivers at RoseRock Healthcare – welcome to the family,” stated President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Kusserow. “You’ve joined a nationwide team committed to the same principles of honoring life through excellent patient care that have made your company so successful. I look forward to working collectively to bring the best of our combined strengths to our patients.”

Amedisys is the third largest hospice provider in the country, now operating 138 hospice care centers in 34 states.

“It is our privilege to carry on the tradition of RoseRock in caring for patients and their families when they need us the most,” said Regarner Thompson, Senior Vice President for Hospice, South Region. “We have a shared mission to help our patients live each day to the fullest, and together, we will bring the gift of hospice to even more patients and their families.”

This article originally appeared in an article in GlobeNewswire.