Publication: Becker’s Hospital Review Online

Author: Anuja Vaidya

HealthSouth Corp., an operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and provider of home-based care, has changed its name to Encompass Health Corp. The operator has changed its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange from “HLS” to “EHC.”

The operator comprises 127 hospitals and 235 home health and hospice agencies in 36 states and Puerto Rico. The rollout of the Encompass Health brand includes changing names and logos across its field operations as well as corporate resources. The operator’s facilities will also transition to the Encompass Health name, beginning April 1, with locations in Texas, Alabama, and Arkansas. The full rollout is expected to be complete by the first quarter of 2019.

“Our new corporate name further reinforces our strength as one Company, and reflects our expanding national footprint and our strategy to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum,” said Encompass Health President and CEO Mark Tarr.