HealthSouth Corporation Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

      HealthSouth Corporation Appoints New Members to Board of Directors

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 28, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation
(NYSE:HLS) today announced the appointment of Joan E. Herman and Leslye G.
Katz to its board of directors, effective January 25, 2013.

"We are very pleased to have these two individuals join HealthSouth's board of
directors," said Jon F. Hanson, HealthSouth chairman of the board. "Both
complement our existing board members well and both bring a wealth of
experience to the existing board. We look forward to working together to
achieve HealthSouth's strategic vision in an increasingly competitive and
highly regulated environment."

Herman currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Herman &
Associates, LLC, a healthcare and management consulting firm. Previously, she
served as president & chief executive officer for two corporate divisions of
WellPoint, Inc., a leading managed healthcare company that offers
network-based managed care plans. Prior to her time at WellPoint, she served
as senior vice president of strategic development for Phoenix Life Insurance
Company. Herman also serves on the board of directors for Convergys
Corporation and Qualicorp SA, a publicly traded company in Brazil. She
received a master's degree in business administration from Western New England
College and a master's degree in mathematics from Yale University.

Katz has more than 30 years of experience in financial operations. She most
recently served as senior vice president and chief financial officer for IMS
Health, Inc., a leading provider of information services and technology for
clients in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Katz also held senior
financial management positions for American Lawyer Media, Inc., Cognizant
Corporation and The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. She received a master's
degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of
Pennsylvania and a bachelor's degree from Brown University.

The appointment of Herman and Katz to the board of directors for HealthSouth
will bring the total number of directors to 11, and the total number of
independent directors to 10.

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals in terms of patients treated and discharged, revenues
and number of hospitals. Operating in 27 states across the country and in
Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home
health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher level of
rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as
stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary
conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can
be found on the Web at

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SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation

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