Emergency Surgery For Medpartners

Can HealthSouth CEO Scrushy run his company and save MedPartners at the same time?

For Richard M. Scrushy, running one multibillion-dollar health-care company just isn't enough, it seems. The 45-year-old founder and CEO of fast-growing HealthSouth Corp. is also taking charge of MedPartners Inc., a troubled physician-management company that he helped launch. Now, since becoming CEO at MedPartners in January, he has been working overtime in a mad scramble to keep up with his two demanding jobs.

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