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Chris Daughtry Named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 12, 2018 – Chris Daughtry, OTR/L, ATP, assumed the position of chief executive officer of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia, a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital on Jan. 30, 2018.

Chris has worked in the Encompass Health network, formerly known as HealthSouth, since November 2002 when he started as a lead occupational therapist at AnMed Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Anderson. There, he was quickly promoted to director of therapy operations, a role he held from April 2004 until December 2017. He has also served as a regional director of therapy operations for Encompass Health before assuming his current role.

“We are excited to add a strong and experienced healthcare leader like Chris to our team at HealthSouth Columbia,” said Ed Mowen, president of Encompass Health’s MidAtlantic region. “He has earned the respect of other team members as a knowledgeable and talented therapist and leader throughout his tenure. Most importantly, he goes above and beyond in serving as an advocate for our patients and is committed to providing high-quality rehabilitative care that makes a difference in the lives of our patients.”

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from East Carolina University and performed much of his fieldwork in rehabilitation settings throughout North Carolina. He has taught many courses on disability awareness, diversity awareness, seating and positioning, and transfer training.

About HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia is a 96-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout the Midlands of South Carolina, the hospital is located at 2935 Colonial Drive and on the Web at

About Encompass Health
As a national leader in post-acute care, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility-based and home-based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that spans 127 hospitals and 237 home health & hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico, the Company is committed to delivering high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum. Driven by a set of shared values, Encompass Health is the result of the union between HealthSouth Corporation and Encompass Home Health & Hospice, and is ranked as one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For, as well as Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work. For rel="noopener noreferrer" more information, visit, rel="noopener noreferrer" or follow us on rel="noopener noreferrer" Twitter and Facebook.

Source: Encompass Health Corp.
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