JHS Grad Becomes CEO

Mark L. Lamp has been named president, chief executive officer and director of American HomePatient Inc. effective on the start of the new year Wednesday.

Lamp succeeds Joseph F. Furlong, who will remain on the board as an adviser to the company and Highland Capital Management LP, which manages funds that own American HomePatient.

“The board set up a search committee that started with a large initial pool of candidates which it narrowed to a very strong set of finalists,” Furlong said. “Mark was ultimately selected as the company’s president and CEO based on a combination of his extensive experience in the healthcare industry, his track record and his passion for working hard to achieve great outcomes.”

Most recently, Lamp was the president and chief operating officer of Guardian Homecare Holdings Inc. starting in 2006 and through its successful sale in 2012. Post-acquisition, Lamp remained in his position for another year with the acquiring organization. Lamp has extensive prior experience in private equity-backed and public companies in healthcare information systems and services.

“I am excited about the opportunity in front of us and commit to you that I will put in the hard work necessary to make American HomePatient an exemplary model of service for our employees, referral sources and patients,” Lamp said in a memo to American HomePatient employees.

Lamp is a Jamestown native who graduated from Jamestown High School in 1977. He is the son of Robert and Ann Lamp of Jamestown. He has spent more than 30 years in the healthcare industry.