Leslie Turk

Indest steps down as president of LHC Group

by Leslie Turk

LHC Group President John Indest says he made a personal request to the company to allow him to step down and assume a new role. The company, one of the largest home nursing providers in the country, announced today that Indest will serve as special advisor to CEO/company founder Keith Myers. Myers, who also serves as chairman of the board, once again returns to the role of president.

Indest will continue to serve on the board of directors and as chair of the Quality Committee of the board.

In his new role, Indest will work full time on projects for the company in the areas of business development, acquisition integration, joint venture relations and leadership training and education. In addition, he will serve as the company’s liaison with the National Association of Home Care & Hospice as well as other industry-focused groups.

During the past 11 years, the New Iberia native has been an integral part of expanding LHC Group from six locations and just over 50 employees to 269 locations and more than 6,600 employees. During his career in home care, Indest has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Ways and Means Subcommittee on health care issues and was co-chairman of the Louisiana Task Force on Ethics, overseeing compliance issues applicable to home health and hospice in the state of Louisiana. He also served on the executive committee as a director of the National Association of Home and Hospice Care.

Indest says the new role will allow him to be more “visible” to personnel in the field.