Wednesday, October 6, 2010

HealthSouth Completes Purchase of 30-Bed Rehabilitation Unit in Ft. Smith, Arkansas

BIRMINGHAM, AL /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today announced it has completed its purchase of a 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit in Ft. Smith, Arkansas, from Health Management Associates (NYSE: HMA).

The rehabilitation unit will be relocated from Health Management Associates' Sparks Regional Medical Center to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ft. Smith.
"HealthSouth is committed to meeting the rehabilitative needs of patients in Ft. Smith, and we look forward to expanding our outreach in this market," said Jay Grinney (top right photo), HealthSouth president and CEO.

"We have provided rehabilitative care in Ft. Smith since 1989," said Terry Maxhimer (middle left photo), president of HealthSouth's Mid-Atlantic Region.

"We have a terrific relationship with Sparks Regional Medical Center and will continue to work with them to provide a seamless continuum of care and ensure access to exceptional services for the patients of the Ft. Smith region."

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Ft. Smith serves Ft. Smith and the surrounding area, including Sebastian, Crawford and Logan counties in Arkansas as well as Adair, LeFore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.

 HealthSouth operates four rehabilitation hospitals and one rehabilitation satellite unit throughout Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ft. Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Sherwood.

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