Leo "Lee" Higdon Named As New Chairman Of The Board Of HealthSouth

      Leo "Lee" Higdon Named As New Chairman Of The Board Of HealthSouth

PR Newswire

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 1, 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Board of Directors of
HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS), the nation's largest owner and operator
of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, has named Leo I. "Lee" Higdon Jr. as
non-executive Chairman of the Board, effective May 1, 2014. He will succeed
Jon F. Hanson, who has served as a director of HealthSouth since 2002 and
non-executive chairman of the board since 2005. In recognition of his long and
outstanding service, his fellow directors have bestowed upon Hanson the title
of chairman emeritus.

"Lee has been an invaluable member of HealthSouth's Board of Directors since
2004", said HealthSouth's current Chairman, Jon Hanson. "During his tenure he
has chaired the Compensation Committee and provided insightful leadership
during the turnaround and repositioning of the company. His many
contributions have helped HealthSouth create a solid foundation from which it
will continue to grow and create value for our shareholders."

Outside of HealthSouth, Higdon has had a long and successful career in
executive leadership roles, including extensive financial services industry
experience. He worked at Salomon Brothers for 20 years, where he became vice
chairman and member of the executive committee, managing the Global Investment
Banking Division. Most recently, he served as president of Connecticut College
from 2006 until his retirement at the end of 2013. Prior to that, he served as
the president of the College of Charleston for five years and the president of
Babson College for four years before that. He also served as the dean of
Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of
Virginia from 1993-1997. Over the years, Higdon has served on a number of
public company boards across varied industries.

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, cardiac and pulmonary
conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic conditions, and
amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at www.healthsouth.com.

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SOURCE HealthSouth Corporation

Website: http://www.healthsouth.com
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