LAFAYETTE, La., (August 2, 2022)—Viemed Healthcare, Inc., a provider of respiratory care and technology-enabled home medical equipment services, announced the additions of Michael Freeman as chief business development officer and Jeremy Trahan as chief legal officer and executive vice president of acquisitions and strategic transactions. Prior to joining the team at Viemed, Freeman and Trahan were executives at LHC Group, Inc., where together they directed and were integrally involved in over 100 transactions valued at approximately $1.9 billion, collectively.

“We are thrilled to expand our team of extremely talented executives by welcoming Michael and Jeremy,” said Casey Hoyt, Viemed chief executive officer. “Together, they have a proven track record of success and their leadership and experience will support a strong acquisition infrastructure within our organization. I am confident that they will play a critical role in the next major chapter of our organizational growth.”

Previously, Freeman served as senior vice president of corporate development for LHC. During his nearly 20 years with the organization, he was responsible for new partnership and acquisition activities, including the identification and qualification of partnership and acquisition targets, management of all due diligence processes, integration planning, and negotiation of definitive agreements. He has been involved with more than 150 acquisition and partnership transactions.

Trahan served as vice president of legal affairs, transaction Counsel during his eight years with LHC. While there, he led the legal department in acquisitions, hospital joint ventures, contracts and finance matters. Prior to his role at LHC, Trahan spent 18 years with a national law firm where he became a partner and served as a member of the Corporate Transactions & Securities practice group, focusing on public company mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Freeman and Trahan will oversee the acquisition and joint-venture strategies of Viemed. Their responsibilities include sourcing, evaluating and executing corporate transactions, including integration of acquired entities.

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