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Almost Family, Inc. has acquired the assets of the Medicare-certified home health agencies owned and operated by Quality of Life Holdings, Inc. for $10 million. Headquartered in Largo, Fla., Quality of Life operates four agency locations in the Tampa Bay area that will be added to Almost Family’s network of 69 home health nursing branches in nine states. In the 12-month period ending Sept. 30, 2007, Quality of Life generated Medicare revenues of $9.4 million.

Data Advantage Corp., a health care information company headquartered in Louisville, has acquired Planning 2.0 of Nashville for an undisclosed price.  Planning 2.0 provides health care market and planning products and services to the hospital and pharmaceutical industries. Data Advantage CEO Hal Andrews said the acquisition of Planning 2.0 will enhance Data Advantage’s growing hospital market data business by strengthening its capability to offer a wider continuum of demographic, psychographic and geo-spatial analysis.

Southwest Airlines has created a new fare product for business travelers and added enhancements to its frequent flyer rewards program. Passengers who have booked the “Business Select” fare – which will cost $10 to $30 more – are guaranteed first boarding privileges and also receive a free cocktail and extra frequent flyer points in the carrier’s Rapid Rewards program. Southwest is the largest passenger carrier at Louisville International Airport.

Louisville-based Peritus Public Relations has announced plans to open a new location in Nashville. The full-service agency, which also has an office in Frankfort, specializes in public affairs, strategic communications, corporate communications and crisis communications.

LabCorp’s Louisville facility will lose 97 jobs as part of the North Carolina company’s downsizing strategy. The cutbacks, which primarily affect technical positions, will be completed next month, leaving the Louisville facility with approximately 350 employees. LabCorp is one of the world’s largest clinical laboratory companies, handling more than 370,000 specimens daily for some 220,000 clients.

Louisville-based Papa John’s International has become the first national pizza chain to offer customers the option of submitting their order via text message. Customers who utilize the tool will also have the option of receiving coupons and special offers via text message.