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HealthSouth Announces Plans To Build a Rehabilitation Hospital in Newnan, Georgia

  HealthSouth Announces Plans To Build a Rehabilitation Hospital in Newnan,
                                   Georgia

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2013



BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:
HLS) announced today that it plans to build a 50-bed comprehensive inpatient
rehabilitation hospital in Newnan, Ga.

"We look forward to bringing this new hospital and the much needed
comprehensive, inpatient rehabilitation services to the residents of Coweta,
Fayette and south Fulton counties," said Linda Wilder, president of the
southeast region for HealthSouth. "We also are grateful for the tremendous,
positive support we received from the community, its leaders and local
healthcare providers, including Piedmont Health System."

"HealthSouth's commitment to locating a comprehensive inpatient physical
rehabilitation hospital in our community reinforces the City of Newnan's
desire to provide excellent healthcare services to local and regional
residents," said Keith Brady, mayor of the city of Newnan. "This project
enhances the City of Newnan's promise of creating an economically sustainable
environment that stimulates a modern and growing economy, producing wealth for
residents and businesses, strengthening existing and future industry clusters
and diversifying the City of Newnan's economic base."

Construction on the approximately 55,000-square foot hospital will begin in
the fourth quarter of 2013. The proposed 50-bed hospital will provide patients
with access to specialized rehabilitation programs and innovative equipment
and technology, including electronic medical records and is expected to be
operational in the fourth quarter of 2014. The development of HealthSouth
Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan represents a $22 million investment in the
community and, once fully operational, is expected to generate more than 125
new, full-time jobs and approximately 300 construction jobs.

"This is a milestone event for the city of Newnan and Coweta County," said
Terry Daviston, chairman of the Coweta County Development Authority. "The new
hospital will foster economic development and create jobs, and we look forward
to adding HealthSouth's specialized rehabilitative care to the strong network
of other healthcare services offered in our area."

In December 2012, HealthSouth received a certificate of need from the
Department of Community Health to build a 50-bed comprehensive inpatient
rehabilitation hospital in Newnan, Ga. The certificate of need was later
appealed and that appeal has since been resolved.

The addition of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Newnan will be
HealthSouth's second hospital in Georgia joining HealthSouth Walton
Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, Ga.

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 28 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 www.healthsouth.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts,
such as those relating to the likelihood, timing and effects of the completion
of this development, are forward-looking statements. In addition, HealthSouth,
through its senior management, may from time to time make forward-looking
public statements concerning the matters described herein. All such estimates,
projections, and forward-looking information speak only as of the date hereof,
and HealthSouth undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise such
forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future
events, the possibility that this project will experience unexpected delays;
the risk of a significant adjustment to the cost of completion; HealthSouth's
business strategy; its financial plans; its future financial performance; or
its projected business results or model. Actual events or results may differ
materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a
result of a variety of factors. While it is impossible to identify all such
factors, factors which could cause actual events or results to differ
materially from those estimated by HealthSouth include, but are not limited
to, any adverse outcome of various lawsuits, claims, and legal or regulatory
proceedings involving HealthSouth, including the pending HHS-OIG
investigations; the hospital's ability to maintain proper local, state and
federal licensing; potential disruptions, breaches, or other incidents
affecting the proper operation, availability, or security of HealthSouth's
information systems; significant changes in HealthSouth's management team;
changes, delays in (including in connection with resolution of Medicare
payment reviews or appeals), or suspension of reimbursement for HealthSouth's
services by governmental or private payors; changes in the regulation of the
healthcare industry at either or both of the federal and state levels,
including as part of national healthcare reform and deficit reduction;
competitive pressures in the healthcare industry and HealthSouth's response
thereto; HealthSouth's ability to obtain and retain favorable arrangements
with third-party payors; HealthSouth's ability to attract and retain nurses,
therapists, and other healthcare professionals in a highly competitive
environment with often severe staffing shortages and the impact on
HealthSouth's labor expenses from potential union activity and staffing
shortages; general conditions in the local or national economy and capital
markets; and other factors which may be identified from time to time in
HealthSouth's SEC filings and other public announcements, including
HealthSouth's Form 10‑K for the year ended December31, 2012 and Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended March31, 2013.

Media Contact
Casey Lassiter, 205 410-2777
Casey.lassiter@healthsouth.com

Investor Relations Contact
Mary Ann Arico, 205 969-6175
Maryann.arico@healthsouth.com

SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation

Website: http://www.healthsouth.com
 
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