Employees at Amedisys rank Paul Kusserow in the Top 25% of CEOs in Baton Rouge, LA. Comparatively, employees at LHC Group rank Keith G. Myers in the Top 5% of CEOs in Baton Rouge, LA. Employees rate their CEO differently based on the frequency of interaction, ability to affect company culture, and drive measurable results.
CEO of Amedisys
BIO: Paul Kusserow is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Amedisys (AMED), a publicly traded, leading provider of home health, hospice, palliative and personal care services with over 22,000 employees in 39 states and the District of Columbia, making over 12.3 million patient visits per year. Under his leadership, the company has grown its value 9x itself and has been established as a clinical leader in the fast-growing home health and hospice industry. Mr. Kusserow, a healthcare industry veteran with deep expertise in driving growth strategies, previously served as President and Vice Chairman of Alignment Healthcare, Inc., an integrated clinical care company focused on providing care to the Medicare population. Prior to that, he served for five years as Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy, Innovations and Corporate Development Officer of Humana, Inc., a Fortune 75 healthcare services and benefits company. Mr. Kusserow’s experience also includes time as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Ziegler HealthVest Fund; Managing Director of San Ysidro Capital Partners, L.L.C.; and Managing Partner of Roaring Mountain, L.L.C. He began his healthcare career with Tenet Healthcare Corporation, one of the nation’s largest investor-owned healthcare service companies, where he spent seven years, the last four as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Ventures. He began his career as a management consultant at McKinsey and Company, Inc. Mr. Kusserow is on the board of directors of Picwell, Oak Street Health and Matrix Medical Network. Mr. Kusserow received his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Philip B. Brown Scholar and an Olin Fellow. He received his Master of Arts with honors from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
CEO of LHC Group
BIO: Keith G. Myers is co-founder of LHC Group and has served as chairman and CEO since 1994. Mr. Myers helped establish LHC Group in 1994 as a single freestanding home health agency in rural St. Landry Parish, La. Along with his wife, a nurse, and a core group of concerned residents, he began out of concern for four elderly members of his small community who were unable to access home health services due to their rural location. It was with this small office as a foundation that they began to build one of the largest Louisiana companies to ever go public. Under Myers’ leadership, LHC Group has grown to become one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare – a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: LHCG) with approximately 32,000 employees supporting more than 800 agency locations serving cities, towns, and communities in 35 states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Myers is a co-founder and chairman of the Partnership for Quality Home Healthcare in Washington, D.C., and a co-founder and former board member of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. He received credentials from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice in 1999, and was granted credentials by the Healthcare Financial Management Association in 2005. In June 2003, Mr. Myers was named the Regional Entrepreneur of the Year for outstanding performance in the field of healthcare services, and was officially inducted as a lifetime member of the National Entrepreneur of the Year Hall of Fame in November of the same year. Inducted in 2015, he is also a member of the National Home Care & Hospice Hall of Fame. Mr. Myers currently serves on a technical expert panel (TEP) that advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other key Washington, D.C. policymakers. He has actively participated in data analysis and the preparation of numerous home care policy white papers and presentations to members of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
At Amedisys, employees in the Operations department rate Paul Kusserow the highest. According to employees, Paul Kusserow's ability to drive business results is Average. At LHC Group, the Business Development department's employees rate their CEO highest.