Post-acute care provider LHC Group has announced the appointment of former NFL quarterback Jake Delhomme to its Founder’s Advisory Board.
The company has recently ramped up its presence in the home health care market through its acquisitions of AseraCare Home Health in May 2013, Infirmary Hospice Care in April 2013, and Addus’s home health business line for $20 million in February.
The company expressed its excitement over the new board member upon announcing his appointment.
“Jake Delhomme shares LHC Group’s pride in our Louisiana roots,” said Keith Myers, LHC Group chairman and CEO. “Jake built his career the same way we built this company – through hard work and perseverance.”
Delhomme played as quarterback for the University of Southwestern Louisiana Ragin Cajuns from 1993 to 1997. He was later signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent after the 1997 NFL Draft and played subsequently for the Carolina Panthers during which the team played in Super Bowl XXVIII.
“I know from experience that success requires teamwork, and that teamwork requires a positive, nurturing culture across the entire organization,” said Delhomme. “With the Founder’s Advisory Board, LHC Group has demonstrated a proactive attitude in creating and maintaining this kind of culture. I am excited about the opportunity to join LHC Group in their mission to bring quality home health care to patients across the nation.”
Written by Elizabeth Ecker