BIRMINGHAM, Ala. and DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Birmingham-based HealthSouth has been ranked as No. 55 among healthcare providers and insurers by Modern Healthcare's 2017 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. HealthSouth's Dallas-based home health and hospice segment Encompass Home Health & Hospice also made the list ranking 19th.
The Best Places to Work award program identifies and recognizes outstanding employers in the healthcare industry nationwide through an extensive employee survey. This is the third year HealthSouth has made the list and the sixth year for Encompass Home Health & Hospice. Combined, the companies have a workforce of more than 37,000 employees that provide post-acute care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies.
"Our employees, who work tirelessly to provide superior patient outcomes, are the foundation of our company's success," said Mark Tarr, president and chief officer of HealthSouth Corporation. "Having a strong workforce is a top priority for HealthSouth and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and we pride ourselves on hiring the best talent and creating an environment where our employees can thrive. This is truly an honor."
"A decade ago, Modern Healthcare set out to recognize outstanding employers across the industry. Now in its 10th year, Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare has become the hallmark for organizations striving to be just that. It's gratifying to see how the program has grown," said Fawn Lopez, publisher of Modern Healthcare. "Our award winners can be proud of the role they play in elevating the standard for workplace excellence. These five-star organizations not only see higher employee retention, but also increased patient engagement and satisfaction and healthier bottom lines."
Both companies were honored at the 2017 Best Places to Work Awards Dinner on Thursday, Sept. 28 at the W Las Vegas.
About HealthSouth HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based patient care in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth and Encompass Home Health & Hospice can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com and www.ehhi.com. On Oct. 20, 2017, HealthSouth's Board of Directors approved a name change from HealthSouth Corporation to Encompass Health Corporation, effective Jan. 1, 2018. The corporate name change will be accompanied by a NYSE ticker symbol change from HLS to EHC. HealthSouth's business will begin transitioning to the Encompass Health name in the first quarter of 2018.