HealthSouth is actually all over the map as one of the largest rehabilitation services providers in the nation. Its facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient centers, and home health care agencies that provide nursing and therapy to patients who are recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries, cardiac, and pulmonary conditions, or neurological disorders (stroke, aneurysm). Operating in more than two dozen states and Puerto Rico, HealthSouth owns or leases more than 120 facilities with roughly 6, 400 beds. Most of HealthSouth's income is derived from its inpatient hospital operations, which are concentrated in the eastern half of the US and in Texas.
HealthSouth has committed to focus on providing post-acute care services, primarily inpatient rehabilitative care. Its growth efforts in recent years have included the acquisition of small inpatient rehabilitation facilities. In 2012 it acquired the 36-bed inpatient adult rehabilitation unit of CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - Medical Center (San Antonio, Texas), and plans to relocate the unit into its existing HealthSouth Rehabilitation Institute of San Antonio. Later that year HealthSouth agreed to acquire the 60-bed Walton Rehabilitation Hospital in Augusta, Georgia.
During 2011 it went for more organic growth with the construction of new hospitals in Florida, Ohio, Texas, and Virginia. Going forward, the company intends to continue to focus on organic growth through construction, as well as bolstering the services it offers through program development.
HealthSouth is also investing in both clinical information technology and rehabilitation technology to keep it competitive in a rapidly advancing arena. The company has developed a therapeutic device called the AutoAmbulator designed to help patients who are having trouble walking become ambulatory. It is also implementing a clinical information system developed in-house.
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