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An American health care company, Gentiva Health Services is the largest provider of home health and specialty pharmaceutical services in the United States. A publicly traded (NASDAQ: GTIV)[1] company, Gentiva is a Fortune 1000 company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue. The company provides health services in nearly every state in the nation and maintains over 300 locations nationally. Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical and allied health professions [1]. The healthcare industry is one of the worlds largest and fastest-growing industries, consuming over 10... Pharmacology (in Greek: pharmacon is drug, and logos is science) is the study of how chemical substances interfere with living systems. ... NASDAQ MarketSite (Times Square, New York City) at night NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is a U.S. electronic stock market. ... Fortune 1000 is a reference to a list maintained by the American business magazine Fortune. ... The dollar (represented by the dollar sign: $) is the name of the official currency in several countries, dependencies and other regions. ...


In 2002, in one of the largest health care transactions of the decade, Gentiva sold its specialty pharmaceutical services division to Accredo Health Inc. (NASDAQ: ACDO) for $415 million in cash and stock [2]. Accredo, in turn, was acquired by Medco (NYSE:MHS), (a former division of Merck & Co.), for $2.2 billion in February, 2005 [3]. 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... NASDAQ MarketSite (Times Square, New York City) at night NASDAQ (originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations) is a U.S. electronic stock market. ... Merck & Co. ... February is the second month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2005 (MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Headquartered in Melville on Long Island, New York, Gentiva remains the country's largest provider of home health care and related health services. Melville is a hamlet and census-designated place in the town of Huntington in Suffolk County on Long Island, New York, roughly half way between Manhattan and The Hamptons. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ...


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