LHC Group Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Release and Conference Call Dates

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

LAFAYETTE, La., Oct. 8, 2010 (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 third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010.

LHC Group plans to issue its earnings release for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010, after the market closes on Monday, November 1, 2010, and will host a conference call on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. The toll-free number to call for this interactive teleconference is (800) 677-1840 (international callers should call 973-890-8327). A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available through midnight on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, by dialing (800) 642-1687 (international callers should call 706-645-9291) and entering confirmation number 82945056.

A live broadcast of LHC Group's conference call will be available under the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, .  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 and hospice 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: LHC Group Eric Elliott, Vice President of Investor Relations (337) 233-1307 eric.elliott@lhcgroup.com