BATON ROUGE, La., June 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMED), one of the nation’s leading home healthcare, hospice and personal care companies, was recently awarded five Aster Awards for its hospice marketing.

The Aster Awards is a national program recognizing excellence in healthcare marketing. Amedisys was the second most decorated healthcare organization in the home health and hospice category.

The awards included three Gold awards in Special Video Production, Physical Referral Series and Direct Mail, one Silver award in Patient Education Series and one Bronze award in the general Home Health and Hospice category.

“No one should die without the gift of hospice, and we evaluate the success of our marketing efforts by the conversations we start, the education we provide and the lives we’re able to touch,” said Mike Fleming, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Development, Amedisys Hospice. “To have our marketing initiatives receive such high praise from our peers is a nice bonus as we work to achieve our hospice mission.”

The 2017 Aster Awards received nearly 3,000 entries from across the United States as well as several foreign countries. All entries are reviewed by a panel of industry experts and are scored on multiple criteria with a possibility of 100 total points. Participants’ entries competed against similar-sized organizations in their specific groups and categories.

Awards were issued for entries that received top marks from judges placing them in the top 16 percent of the nation for advertising excellence. Judging criteria included creativity, layout and design, functionality, message effectiveness, production quality and overall appeal.

“It’s exciting to see how the quality and creativity of the work submitted increases each year. The 2017 Aster Awards program brought together some of the best and most creative advertising in the world,” said Melinda Lucas, Aster Awards Program Coordinator.

The Aster Awards program is hosted by Marketing Healthcare Today magazine and Creative Images, Inc. To view the full list of winners, visit

For more information on how Amedisys Hospice can help you or your loved one, click here.

About Amedisys
Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home Company delivering personalized home health, hospice and personal care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based personal care; recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury; care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease; or hospice care at the end of life. More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With approximately 16,000 employees, in 421 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of more than 385,000 patients in need every year. For more information about the Company, please visit:

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