HealthSouth Completes Purchase of Fort Smith Rehab Unit

HealthSouth Corp. of Birmingham, Ala., said Monday that it completed its purchase of a 30-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit in Fort Smith from Health Management Associates.

The company said the unit will be moved from Health Management Associates' Sparks Regional Medical Center to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Smith.

"HealthSouth is committed to meeting the rehabilitative needs of patients in Fort Smith, and we look forward to expanding our outreach in this market," Jay Grinney, HealthSouth's president and CEO, said in a news release.

"We have provided rehabilitative care in Fort Smith since 1989," said Terry Maxhimer, president of HealthSouth's Mid-Atlantic Region. "We have a terrific relationship with Sparks Regional Medical Center and will continue to work with them to provide a seamless continuum of care and ensure access to exceptional services for the patients of the Fort Smith region."

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital serves Fort Smith and the surrounding area, including Sebastian, Crawford and Logan counties in Arkansas as well as Adair, LeFore and Sequoyah counties in Oklahoma.

HealthSouth operates four rehabilitation hospitals and one rehabilitation satellite in Fayetteville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Little Rock and Sherwood.