PLANO, Texas, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCare Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, LifeCare Management Services, L.L.C., is pleased to announce the appointment of Stuart Archer as chief operating officer.
Mr. Archer is an experienced executive in the post-acute healthcare space, and most recently served nearly 10 years with LHC Group, Inc., a publicly- traded, national provider of post acute care services. While at LHC Group, Mr. Archer held senior vice president roles with responsibility for both the Facilities-Based and Hospice divisions of the company. He was responsible for several operational initiatives for LHC Group's long term acute care hospitals (LTACH) including growing operating margins and enhancing revenue cycle efforts; he additionally oversaw acquisition activities and joint venture development for the Facility-Based division. Mr. Archer most recently served as LHC Group senior vice president of market development, with responsibility for the company's top line organic growth. Prior to joining LHC, he held management positions with other providers of post acute healthcare services.
Mr. Archer serves on the board of the Acute Long Term Hospital Association and is a member of the National Association of Long Term Hospitals, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Louisiana Hospital Association and the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.
He begins his work with LifeCare July 9.
"Stuart is an experienced executive with an impressive track record of operational accomplishments across a broad array of post acute service lines," said LifeCare Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Phillip B. Douglas. "He will be an integral part of our team as we work to identify continued opportunities for growth."
LifeCare, based in Plano, Texas, operates 27 long-term acute care hospitals located in ten states. Long term acute care hospitals specialize in the treatment of medically complex patients who typically require extended hospitalization. For more information on LifeCare, visit our website at http://www.lifecare-hospitals.com.
SOURCE LifeCare Holdings, Inc.