HealthSouth Corporation, a nationally recognized leader in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home-based care, will become Encompass Health Corporation in early 2018. Newcomers already familiar with the high-quality services offered by HealthSouth in other cities, will find hospitals in Houston’s growing suburbs and in central Houston
"This name change and rebranding initiative reflect our expanding national footprint and the strategy we are pursuing to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum," said HealthSouth President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tarr.
Houston’s eight CHI St. Joseph Health Rehabilitation Hospital is in downtown Houston. HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals are located in Houston’s most populated areas including Cypress, Humble, Pearland, The Vintage in northwest Houston, The Woodlands, Shenandoah and Sugar Land.
"The name Encompass Health signals our commitment to creating a seamless system where high-quality care is coordinated by clinical teams across the inpatient and home settings. As Encompass Health, we will honor the legacy of our foundational businesses, HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, while continuing to advance our position as the leading provider of integrated post-acute care solutions in a rapidly changing healthcare environment."
The corporate name change will be accompanied by a NYSE ticker symbol change, from "HLS" to "EHC." Beginning in the first quarter of 2018, both business segments will begin transitioning to the Encompass Health name.