April 16, 2002

Gentiva Health Services Expands Service Delivery in Seattle, Washington and Atlanta, Georgia

Melville, N.Y., April 16, 2002—Continuing to strengthen its position as the nation's leading provider of home health care services, Gentiva Health Services today announced that it has opened a location in Seattle, Washington and also expanded its service area in the state of Georgia to include five additional counties.

"Both of these service delivery expansions enable Gentiva to immediately strengthen our offering to patients, physicians and reimbursement sources in two very important and growing metropolitan areas," said Ron Malone, Gentiva's executive vice president and president, home health services. "With current locations in Kent, Tacoma, Bremerton, Vancouver and Spokane, Washington, our new agency in Seattle will enhance our already strong service delivery capability within the Seattle area. In addition, having entered the Atlanta market just four months ago, this rapid expansion of our service delivery area further demonstrates our commitment to providing home health care services in these Georgia communities."

The address and phone number for the new Gentiva home health location in Seattle is: Gentiva Health Services, 9709 Third Avenue NE, Suite 505, Seattle, WA 98115. Phone: (206) 729-7773.

The address and phone number for the Atlanta location: Gentiva Health Services, 1303 High Tower Trail, Suite 140, Atlanta, Georgia 30350. Phone: (770) 998-1393.

Gentiva Health Services (Nasdaq: GTIV), a Fortune 1000 company, is the nation's leading provider of home health care and specialty pharmaceutical services. With more than 300 agencies in the United States, the company had approximately $1.4 billion in 2001 net revenues. For more information, visit Gentiva's Web site, 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 its 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.


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