LAFAYETTE, La., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- LHC Group (NASDQ - LHCG), a national provider of post-acute health and hospice care, has signed former professional quarterback Archie Manning as its national spokesperson and ambassador.
Mr. Manning, a two-time Pro Bowl player, also enjoyed an impressive college football career at the University of Mississippi, earning a spot in the College Football Hall of Fame. His 14-year professional career included stints with the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, and Minnesota Vikings. He was named Offensive Player of the Year for his conference in 1978.
"We are thrilled to welcome Mr. Manning to our family of professional healthcare providers," said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. "I know that Archie shares our company's core values and our focus on helping more people learn about and obtain quality health care."
As one of the sports world's most respected personalities, Manning was selected in 2013 as an inaugural member of the College Football Playoff selection committee. He continues to work as a broadcaster, restaurateur, endorser, philanthropist, and founder of the Manning Passing Academy.
"We also share a commitment to achieving success through hard work," said Myers. "Archie has demonstrated this throughout his career – both as a professional athlete and beyond. Likewise, through the dedication and determination of so many throughout the history of our organization, LHC Group has grown from a single-agency provider to a nationally respected, NASDAQ-traded healthcare company."
"This is a wonderful opportunity to work with one of our nation's leading healthcare teams on a vitally important issue," Manning said. "The work LHC Group is doing to provide individuals with in-home care options is of great importance."
Manning will represent the company at personal appearances and in other marketing initiatives to promote the company's home health, hospice, facility-based services, and community-based services.
About LHC Group Inc.
LHC Group Inc. (LHCGroup.com) is a national provider of post-acute care services, providing quality, cost-effective health care to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence. LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of healthcare services through home health, hospice, facility-based services and community-based services locations.
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