Chief Executive Officer, Amedisys
A Registered Nurse and graduate of Charity Hospital School of Nursing, Bill Borne founded Amedisys in 1982 and has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since that time. Mr. Borne’s leadership has resulted in Amedisys being listed in Inc. Magazine’s 1989 and 1990 lists of the country’s fastest growing companies; being listed on Investors Business Daily’s Top 100 list as the number one investment recommendation in 2004; ranked by Forbes magazine as fourth out of the Top 200 Small Companies in the U.S. in 2004; ranked twelfth out of the Top 200 Small Companies in the U.S. in 2005; ranked the fourth best stock of the decade by CNBC on MSN Money in 2005; ranked by Forbes magazine as fifty-fifth out of the Top 200 Small Companies in the U.S. in 2006; ranked by BusinessWeek online as twenty-fourth on its list of 100 Hot Growth Companies in 2006; ranked by Fortune magazine as seventh on its list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in 2006; ranked by BusinessWeek online as sixty-fifth on its list of 100 Hot Growth Companies in 2007; ranked by Forbes magazine as thirty-second out of the Top 200 Small Companies in the U.S. in 2007; named Outstanding Employer or Facility of the Year (other than hospital) by the Louisiana State Nurses Association Foundation in 2008; ranked by TheStreet.com as a top five fast-growth stock in 2008; ranked by Forbes magazine as eightieth on the List of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies and ninth on its list of Best Mid-Cap Stocks in America in 2009, and second on its list of 10 Best Stocks for 2010, published in December 2009. Additionally, Amedisys was selected for the 2009 Best of Baton Rouge Award in the Home Health Service category by the US Commerce Association. Amedisys has been featured in a national industry snapshot in Investors Business Daily. Mr. Borne has received the following awards: Baton Rouge Business Report’s 1990’s Young Businessperson of the Year and 1990 Entrepreneur of the Year, Forbes magazine 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year, and 2004 Guardian Angel Award from the Caring Institute. In 2008, Mr. Borne was voted as Chairman of the Alliance for Home Health Quality and Innovation. In 2009, Mr. Borne was appointed to the E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council and inducted into the E.J. Ourso College of Business Hall of Distinction.