Gentiva Health Services' Rehab Without Walls(R) Program Receives Prestigious Accreditation for Phoenix Location

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from Gentiva Health Services

    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV), the nation's leading provider of
 specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services, today announced that
 its Phoenix, Arizona Rehab Without Walls(R) (RWW) rehabilitation program has
 been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of
 Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), one of the nation's leading accreditors of
 rehabilitation programs and facilities.  The accreditation reflects rigorous
 adherence by RWW to CARF's standards for clinical excellence and consumer
 involvement in the development of rehabilitation programs.
     In recognizing the RWW Phoenix program, CARF praised RWW's "dedication and
 commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people receiving
 services."  CARF also praised the skills of RWW's clinicians, communication
 programs between RWW staff, clients and families, RWW's vocational
 rehabilitation program and the strong operational leadership of the executive
 director of the RWW Phoenix location.
     Gentiva's Phoenix-based RWW program was awarded a three-year accreditation
 by CARF following on-site surveys and other evaluations of RWW's services.  It
 represents the third time that CARF has provided such recognition to an RWW
 program.
     Founded in 1991, Rehab Without Walls provides comprehensive neurological
 and cognitive-based rehabilitation services to clients in home and
 community-based rehabilitation settings.  For more information, visit
 http://www.gentiva.com/rehab_without_walls.
     Based in Tucson, Arizona, CARF is one of the nation's leading providers of
 clinical accreditation of adult day care centers, assisted living facilities
 and services, behavioral health programs, employment and community-based
 services and rehabilitation programs.
     Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV) is the nation's leading provider of
 specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services.  With more than
 300 locations in the United States, the company had approximately $1.5 billion
 in 2000 revenues.  For more information, visit Gentiva's Web site,
 http://www.gentiva.com.
 
     Information contained in this news release, other than historical
 information, should be considered forward-looking, and is subject to various
 risk factors and uncertainties.  For instance, the company's strategies and
 operations involve risks of competition, changing market conditions, changes
 in laws and regulations affecting our industries and numerous other factors
 discussed in this release and in the company's filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from
 those anticipated in any forward-looking statements.
 
      CONTACT:           Michael Johns
                         Vice President, Communications
                         Gentiva Health Services
                         3 Huntington Quadrangle, 2S
                         Melville, NY  11747
                         (631) 501-7442
                         michael.johns@gentiva.com
 
      Investor Contact:  John J. Collura
                         Executive Vice President,
                         Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
                         Gentiva Health Services
                         (631) 501-7437
 
 

SOURCE Gentiva Health Services
    MELVILLE, N.Y., April 11 /PRNewswire/ --
 Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV), the nation's leading provider of
 specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services, today announced that
 its Phoenix, Arizona Rehab Without Walls(R) (RWW) rehabilitation program has
 been awarded accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of
 Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), one of the nation's leading accreditors of
 rehabilitation programs and facilities.  The accreditation reflects rigorous
 adherence by RWW to CARF's standards for clinical excellence and consumer
 involvement in the development of rehabilitation programs.
     In recognizing the RWW Phoenix program, CARF praised RWW's "dedication and
 commitment to improving the quality of the lives of the people receiving
 services."  CARF also praised the skills of RWW's clinicians, communication
 programs between RWW staff, clients and families, RWW's vocational
 rehabilitation program and the strong operational leadership of the executive
 director of the RWW Phoenix location.
     Gentiva's Phoenix-based RWW program was awarded a three-year accreditation
 by CARF following on-site surveys and other evaluations of RWW's services.  It
 represents the third time that CARF has provided such recognition to an RWW
 program.
     Founded in 1991, Rehab Without Walls provides comprehensive neurological
 and cognitive-based rehabilitation services to clients in home and
 community-based rehabilitation settings.  For more information, visit
 http://www.gentiva.com/rehab_without_walls.
     Based in Tucson, Arizona, CARF is one of the nation's leading providers of
 clinical accreditation of adult day care centers, assisted living facilities
 and services, behavioral health programs, employment and community-based
 services and rehabilitation programs.
     Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV) is the nation's leading provider of
 specialty pharmaceutical and home health care services.  With more than
 300 locations in the United States, the company had approximately $1.5 billion
 in 2000 revenues.  For more information, visit Gentiva's Web site,
 http://www.gentiva.com.
 
     Information contained in this news release, other than historical
 information, should be considered forward-looking, and is subject to various
 risk factors and uncertainties.  For instance, the company's strategies and
 operations involve risks of competition, changing market conditions, changes
 in laws and regulations affecting our industries and numerous other factors
 discussed in this release and in the company's filings with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.  Accordingly, actual results may differ materially from
 those anticipated in any forward-looking statements.
 
      CONTACT:           Michael Johns
                         Vice President, Communications
                         Gentiva Health Services
                         3 Huntington Quadrangle, 2S
                         Melville, NY  11747
                         (631) 501-7442
                         michael.johns@gentiva.com
 
      Investor Contact:  John J. Collura
                         Executive Vice President,
                         Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
                         Gentiva Health Services
                         (631) 501-7437
 
 SOURCE  Gentiva Health Services