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HEALTHSOUTH Confirms Earnings Estimates

HEALTHSOUTH Corporation today confirmed that it remained comfortable with consensus Wall Street earnings per share estimates for the third and fourth quarters of 2001. The company stated that it did not expect its EPS results to be affected by the tragic events of last week.

"As with all of America, our hearts go out to the many victims of this cowardly attack," said Richard M. Scrushy, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of HEALTHSOUTH. "Our facilities in the Northeast and around the country have volunteered time, personnel and resources to try to assist in any way that we can. While these events have caused some disruption for us, as they have for everyone, we do not foresee any EPS impact on our business, and we remain committed to our strategic plan."

Statements contained in this press release which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the preceding statement, all statements in this press release concerning or relating to estimated and projected earnings, margins, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and financial results are forward-looking statements. In addition, HEALTHSOUTH, through its senior management, may from time to time make forward-looking public statements concerning the matters described herein. Such forward-looking statements are necessarily estimates reflecting the best judgment of HEALTHSOUTH's senior management based upon current information, involve a number of risks and uncertainties and are made pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. HEALTHSOUTH's actual results may differ materially from the results anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those identified in this press release and in the public filings made by HEALTHSOUTH with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including HEALTHSOUTH's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2000 and its Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and forward- looking statements contained in this press release or in other public statements of HEALTHSOUTH or its senior management should be considered in light of those factors. There can be no assurance that such factors or other factors will not affect the accuracy of such forward-looking statements.

For more information, contact Richard M. Scrushy, Chairman & CEO, or Tadd McVay, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, at 205-967-7116.



Contact: Richard M. Scrushy, Chairman & CEO, or Tadd McVay, Executive Vice President and Treasurer, both of HEALTHSOUTH, +1-205-967-7116