Our family of more than 16,000 team members provides excellent, clinically-distinctive care to tens of thousands of patients each and every day across the country, and Amedisys is committed to excellence in all facets of this care delivery. We’re proud of our team for all the well-deserved recognitions and acknowledgements we’ve received over the years.

Top Amedisys Care Teams Nationwide Achieve HomeCare Elite Status

In 2016, 45 percent of Amedisys’ care centers across the country were named to the HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. This includes 14 care centers on the Top 500 list and an additional four on the Top 100 list. For more than ten years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of agencies.

We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans is a national awareness campaign conducted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to help hospice professionals better understand the challenges veterans may be facing from illness, isolation or traumatic life experiences and guide them to a more peaceful death.

2016 Hospice Honors

Hospice Honors is a prestigious, annual honor recognizing hospice care centers that continuously provide the highest level of care and satisfaction as measured from the caregiver’s point of view. An impressive 50 percent of Amedisys’ hospice care centers received Hospice Honors recognition. Two of these earned the distinction of Honors Elite, meaning they scored above the national average on 100 percent of the performance measure indicators.

Spirit of Excellence

The Spirit of Excellence awards allow Amedisys to celebrate the heart and soul of who we are and what we do by recognizing excellence and achievement in our employees. Every year, all our employees have the opportunity to nominate their colleagues for our most prestigious internal award.

  • View 2018 Spirit of Excellence Recipients


    Home Health Nurse of the Year

    Cynthia Soisson of Scottdale, PA.
    Eva E. Wallace of Charleston, WV.
    Christina Perez of Sarasota FL.
    Brandie Sutterfield of Batesville, AR.

    Home Health Clinical Manager of the Year

    Jessica Langele of Bay Minette, AL.
    Brittnee Hiott of Valdosta, GA.

    Hospice Clinician of the Year

    Jennifer McHenry of Marietta, OH.
    Angela Russell of Baton Rouge, LA.
    Eva Aderholdt of Toccoa, GA.
    Jennifer Florin of Somersworth, NH.

    Hospice Clinical Manager of the Year

    Amanda Ferdon of Cartersville, GA.
    Shelley Emerson of Tuscaloosa, AL.

    Therapist of the Year

    Adam Jones of Spring Hill, TN.
    Rebecca Lee of Dover, NH.
    James Preston of Port Charlotte, FL.
    John Eaton of Rogersville, TN.

    Aide of the Year

    Amy Creese of Butler, PA.
    Brenda Fontenot of Lake Charles, LA.
    Eva Crosby of Fall River, MA.
    Mike Hawley of Auburn, ME.
    Julie Jones of Lake Charles, LA.
    Monica Benson of Covington, TN.

    Patient Support Services Professional of the Year

    Nicole Finitsis of Portsmouth, NH.
    Deborah Proulx of Portsmouth, NH.

    Hospice Volunteer of the Year

    Rennie Catellier of Kingsport, TN.
    Robin Hood of South Portland, ME.
    Rebecca Leonard of Scottdale, PA.
    Heidi Piroso of Londonderry, NH. 

    Corporate Professional of the Year

    Michael Phillips, Senior Director of Enterprise Solutions Management

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