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IN HOME HEALTH TO BEGIN HOSPICE SERVICE; PATRICIA A. SKOGEN NAMED TO DIRECT NEW PROGRAM

 IN HOME HEALTH TO BEGIN HOSPICE SERVICE;
 PATRICIA A. SKOGEN NAMED TO DIRECT NEW PROGRAM
 MINNETONKA, Minn., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Patricia A. Skogen, R.N., has been named to the new position of director of hospice services at In Home Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: IHHI), effective immediately, its was announced today by Judy M. Figge, president and chief executive officer.
 "Ms. Skogen will be responsible for developing and implementing hospice programs at our branch locations," Figge said. "This includes organizational and operational systems, hospice policies and procedures, as well as financial planning and market development. In addition, Ms. Skogen will monitor quality assurance functions as they relate to the hospice program."
 Skogen has over 15 years experience in nursing, with eight years specifically in health care and hospice, and was most recently the director of a Twin Cities' hospital-based hospice program. "We are very pleased to have her join the In Home Health team," Figge said.
 Hospice care is an approach to caring for terminally ill clients, with a focus on palliative care, rather than curative care," Figge said, "The hospice program will complement services currently offered by In Home Health, such as infusion therapy, and will allow us to provide additional services to terminally ill clients and families in their homes."
 Skogen received her education at the Inver Hills School of Nursing in St. Paul, Minn. She has practiced nursing in Colorado, Alabama, and Minnesota, and is active in the Minnesota Home Care and Hospice Organization. She is married, has two children and resides in the Minneapolis area.
 In Home Health provides high-quality health care to clients of all ages in their own homes, including infusion therapy, high-tech nursing, rehabilitation and personal care. Home health care is estimated to be a $16 billion per year industry in the United States at present, which is expected to grow to $35 billion annually by the mid-1990s.
 The company has branch offices in Phoenix, Tempe and Scottsdale, Ariz.; Concord, Monterey, Riverside, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Orange, Santa Rose and West Covina, Calif.; Arlington Heights/Rolling Meadows, Flossmoor, Chicago and Westchester, Ill.; Minneapolis/St. Paul; Denver; Cincinnati; Detroit; and Kansas City and St. Louis, Mo.
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 /CONTACT: Judy M. Figge, president and CEO, or Lynn A. Griwsold, vice president-nursing of In Home Health, 612-449-7500/
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