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1971 -

Launched HealthCare Unlimited as a pilot of the Olsten Corp., supplying temporary paramedical personnel

1983 -

Opened first Medicare-Certified offices

1986 -

Designed case management services to provide care alternatives for the catastrophically ill and injured and Established first service agreements with HMOs, PPOs and TPAs

1988 -

Added 20 locations and expanded ancillary services to include physical and occupational therapists

1989 -

Acquired Care Plus Medicare-Certified network of agencies in Florida

1990 -

Acquired Upjohn HealthCare Service Inc. adding more than 200 offices and tripling the size of the business

1991 -

Began doing business as Olsten Healthcare

1993 -

Acquired Lifetime Corp., doubling company size.  Changed name to Olsten Kimberly QualityCare

1994 -

Became the largest provider of management services to hospital-based home health agencies through our consulting services

1995 -

Strengthened neurological rehabilitation services by acquiring NeuroCare Rehab Without Walls; became sole national provider for Cigna HealthCare.  Acquired Nurses House Call, with 116 offices in 29 states

1997 -

Changed name to Olsten Health Services

2000 -

Began doing business as Gentiva Health Services; Split off from former parent, Olsten Corp., to become an independent, publicly held company; Started trading on NASDAQ as GTIV 

2002 -

Created specialty division and launched Gentiva Orthopedics

2003 -

Launched Safe Strides® balance dysfunction specialty and Acquired First HomeCare of Houston

2004 -

Launched Gentiva Cardiopulmonary specialty

2005 -

Acquired Heritage Home Care Services in Utah

2006 -

Acquired The Healthfield Group with 130 offices in the Southeast, adding HME/Infusion and Hospice 

2008 -

Acquired Gilbert's Home Health and Hospice with 14 locations in Mississippi; Acquired Physicians Home Health Care in Colorado; Acquired Hospice of Charleston in South Carolina; Sold majority stake in CareCentrix; Launched Neurorehabilitation and Senior Health specialties

2009 -

Moved corporate HQ from Melville, NY to Atlanta, GA; Acquired Mid-State Home Health in Louisiana; Acquired Magna Home Health in Alabama and Mississippi; Acquired a county-owned agency in West Virginia; Acquired Medicare-Certified offices of Coordinated Home HealthCare in New Mexico and Texas

2010 -

Sold HME/Pharmacy business and Acquired Odyssey Healthcare, which added more than 140 hospice locations in 30 states

2011 -

Sold Rehab Without Walls neurorehabilitation business

2012 -

Acquired Family Home Care in Washington and Idaho; Acquired Advocate Hospice in Indiana

2013 -

Acquired Hope Hospice in Indiana