Gentiva Health Services Names Camperlengo To Top Compliance Post

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gentiva Health Services, Inc. , the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive home health services, today announced that it has named John N. Camperlengo as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer.

Camperlengo, who has been Vice President and Deputy General Counsel since 2004, succeeds Chris Anderson, who has left Gentiva to assume the top compliance position with a national hospital company.

In his new post, Camperlengo leads a team responsible for compliance, regulatory affairs, HIPAA management, privacy, billing compliance review, real estate, policy development and the Company’s contracts group. He joined Gentiva in 2000 as Senior Counsel and was promoted in 2002 to Assistant Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. The following year, he was named Associate General Counsel and head of Gentiva’s contracts group. A law graduate of Seton Hall University, Camperlengo was an attorney and compliance director in the financial services industry and an attorney with the U.S. Marine Corps before he joined Gentiva. For additional information, please visit

“With today’s announcement, Gentiva continues its strong commitment to corporate compliance,” said Chairman and CEO Ron Malone. “John inherits a compliance team and program that is widely viewed as a model for the homecare industry, and we intend to maintain and strengthen our leadership position in this important area.”

About Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

Gentiva Health Services, Inc. is the nation’s largest provider of comprehensive home health services. Gentiva serves patients through more than 350 direct service delivery units within more than 250 locations in 35 states, and through CareCentrix(R), which manages home healthcare services for many major managed care organizations throughout the United States and delivers them in all 50 states through a network of more than 2,500 third-party provider locations, as well as Gentiva locations. The Company is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; and help with daily living activities, as well as other therapies and services. Gentiva’s revenues are generated from commercial insurance, federal and state government programs and individual consumers. For more information, visit Gentiva’s web site,, and its investor relations section at

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Gentiva Health Services, Inc.

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