HealthSouth Corp, owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and a provider of home-based care, announces the completion of its planned name change to Encompass Health Corp.

The name change includes the changing of its New York Stock Exchange ticker symbol from “HLS” to “EHC.” In addition, its name and logo will change across its field operations and on its website.

Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home care agencies will begin transitioning to the Encompass Health name, beginning with locations in Texas, Alabama, and Arkansas, on April 1, with local migrations continuing throughout 2018. The rollout is expected to be fully completed by the first quarter of 2019, notes a media release from Encompass Health.

“Our new corporate name further reinforces our strength as one Company, and reflects our expanding national footprint and our strategy to deliver high-quality, cost-effective care across the post-acute continuum,” says Encompass Health President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Tarr, in the release.

“The decision to rebrand as Encompass Health Corporation is the result of a yearlong, research-intensive process that helped us understand how our brand could better reflect and support our business strategy, while raising awareness of our Company’s strategy and value proposition with all key constituencies,” he adds.

[Source(s): Encompass Health Corp, PR Newswire]