Home health and hospice firm Amedisys Inc. has hired hospice industry veteran Bridget Montana as chief nursing officer for Amedisys Hospice.

Montana will direct nursing services and clinical care for Amedisys’ 94 hospice care centers.

Baton Rouge-based Amedisys has made a major push into expanding its hospice business in recent years. Jim Robinson, executive vice president of Home Health Care and Hospice at Amedisys, said in a news release that the company is continuing to expand its hospice division and the services it provides.

Montana was chief operating officer at Hospice of the Western Reserve, a multi-site hospice care organization in northeast Ohio. Over the course of her career, Montana has served in various clinical administrative roles, which included clinical oversight and program development.