updated 2/16/2011 12:17:02 PM ET 2011-02-16T17:17:02

LAFAYETTE, La., Feb. 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LHC Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:LHCG), a national provider of home health and hospice services, announced today details for the release of its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010.

LHC Group plans to issue its earnings release for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2010, after the market closes on Wednesday, March 2, 2011, and will host a conference call on Thursday, March 3, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. The toll-free number to call for this interactive teleconference is (866) 393-1608 (international callers should call 973-890-8327). A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through midnight on Friday, March 4, 2011, by dialing (800) 642-1687 (international callers should call 706-645-9291) and entering confirmation number 34672807.

A live broadcast of LHC Group's conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, www.LHCGroup.com .  A one-year online replay will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast.

About LHC Group, Inc.

LHC Group, Inc. is a national provider of home health and hospice services, providing quality, cost-effective healthcare to patients within the comfort and privacy of their home or place of residence.  LHC Group provides a comprehensive array of post-acute healthcare services through home health, hospice and private duty locations in its home-based division and long-term acute care hospitals in its facility-based division.

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, such as statements about the Company's future financial performance and the strength of the Company's operations. Such forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "continue," "expect," and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including changes in reimbursement, changes in government regulations, changes in LHC Group's relationships with referral sources, increased competition for LHC Group's services, increased competition for joint venture and acquisition candidates, changes in the interpretation of government regulations, and other risks set forth in Item 1A. Risk Factors in LHC Group's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. LHC Group undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Eric Elliott
         Vice President of Investor Relations
         (337) 233-1307
         eric.elliott@lhcgroup.com

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