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Amedisys Foundation and Dream Foundation Partner to Serve Terminally-Ill Patients and Their Families

In the News | December 5, 2016

Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s leading home health care and hospice companies, announced today a partnership between the Amedisys Foundation and Dream Foundation, the only national dream-granting organization for terminally-ill adults. Through this newly formed partnership, Amedisys hospice care centers across the nation will have an opportunity to turn a patient’s Dream into reality.

Over the past two decades, Dream Foundation has given life to more than 25,000 Dreams. Dreams can be anything that improves the quality of life of the Dreamer—a lift chair, a scooter or the funds to pay a long-overdue bill. They can be small—a dinner out with family or a bedside reunion with a childhood friend. Or they can be big—a trip to Disneyland® or meeting a personal hero.

“We’re excited to join with Dream Foundation to honor the Dreams of hospice patients,” said Amedisys President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Kusserow. “Of course, fulfilling the needs of patients, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, is what we already do every hour of every day. But through the partnership between Amedisys Foundation and Dream Foundation, we’re going to get the opportunity to deliver on an even bigger scale.”

“We are grateful to the Amedisys Foundation for its generous support of Dream Foundation,” said Dream Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer Kisa Heyer. “Its commitment to help us touch lives, meet essential needs and provide inspiration, comfort and closure at the end of life enables us to serve many others in need of a final Dream.”