BATON ROUGE, La., July 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED), America’s leading independent home health, hospice and personal care company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire regulatory assets that allow the Company to conduct home health care operations in more counties in New York.

Under the terms of the agreement, expected to close in approximately six months, Amedisys will acquire the right to operate certified home health care services from Premier Home Health Care Services, Inc., in Westchester, Bronx and New York counties. The Company currently conducts business in the overlapping counties of Kings and Queens.

“Our mission is to honor those we serve with compassionate, clinically distinct care that allows our patients to maintain independence, quality of life and dignity,” stated Amedisys CEO and President Paul Kusserow. “By extending our reach, we can more effectively realize our vision of establishing ourselves as the premier choice for Americans to age in place wherever they call home.”

Amedisys is the third largest provider of home health care with 322 locations in 34 states within the United States and the District of Columbia.

This article originally appeared in an article in GlobeNewswire.