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BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) today announced that Crissy Buchanan Carlisle has been named Chief Investor Relations Officer effective Sept. 1, 2015, following the retirement of current Chief Investor Relations Officer Mary Ann Arico. Carlisle currently serves as Vice President of Financial Reporting for the Company.
"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Crissy Carlisle as HealthSouth's Chief Investor Relations Officer. Crissy is a talented finance professional with deep knowledge of our Company and industry. I am confident that her strategic acumen and broad experience will make her highly effective in this position," said HealthSouth Chief Financial Officer Doug Coltharp. "As Chief Investor Relations Officer, Crissy will serve as a key member of the Company's senior management team and will be responsible for overseeing our relationships with all aspects of the investment community."
"I also want to recognize the many accomplishments made by Mary Ann Arico who previously announced her retirement from the Company in June of this year," added Coltharp. "Over the past seven years she has been instrumental in repositioning HealthSouth in the investor community. We wish her well in her retirement."
Carlisle joined HealthSouth in February 2005 as the Director of SEC Reporting and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Financial Reporting in August 2005. She brings more than 20 years of financial advisory and accounting experience to the role of Chief Investor Relations Officer for HealthSouth. Prior to joining HealthSouth, Carlisle served as a director within the corporate recovery division of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and additionally as a manager within their audit practice. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Alabama and her master's in business administration from Duke University.
HealthSouth is one of the nation's largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 33 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at www.healthsouth.com.
Casey Lassiter, 205 410-2777