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Harden Healthcare to Participate in Upcoming Life Sciences Summit

Senior Vice President Troy Yarborough Joins Industry Experts to Discuss Shifts in the Healthcare System

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AUSTIN, Texas, May 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Troy Yarborough, Harden Healthcare senior vice president of sales and marketing, will participate in Ernst & Young's Life Sciences Summit on Tuesday, May 15, at the Westin in Princeton, N.J. The theme of the summit is "Health Care Everywhere," and topics that will be explored include changing incentives and new technologies that are driving a shift in how healthcare is delivered today.

Yarborough was asked to participate in a panel that will address migration of care to the home. This panel will focus on access and quality of healthcare with an emphasis on post-acute care. Yarborough will discuss Harden's system-wide integrated model that relies on coordinated care with the input of partnering physicians and hospitals. The continuum of care offered by Harden helps ensure patients receive the most appropriate care—often home health or short-term rehabilitation in a skilled nursing facility—when they leave the hospital or another acute setting. He will highlight how this cost-effective approach helps avoid unnecessary and costly hospital readmissions, and why managed care providers, private insurers and Medicare prefer this type of system.

"Harden Healthcare is honored to participate in this summit with leaders in the healthcare industry that share a similar goal of delivering high-quality patient care in the most cost-effective manner possible," Lew Little, Harden Healthcare chief executive officer, said.

The Life Sciences Summit is expected to attract around 100 attendees and participants include representatives from AARP, Amedisys Home Health Services, Walgreens and the University of Wisconsin. A second panel will address how technology is applied for better clinical outcomes. Both panels and group discussion will also focus on the management of chronic diseases and the ever-increasing cost of healthcare.

For more information about Harden, visit www.hardenhealthcare.com.

About Harden Healthcare

Based in Austin, Texas, Harden Healthcare is a leading senior healthcare services provider. With services including home health, hospice care, assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, Harden serves the entire post-acute continuum of care. The company strives to provide the best care for its patients, and a sense of pride and purpose for its associates. Today, Harden's family of companies serves almost 40,000 patients a day in 14 states.

SOURCE Harden Healthcare



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