BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth (NYSE:HLS) today announced the appointment of Troy DeDecker as president of the Company's central region effective immediately.
DeDecker will transition into the position from his current role as the Company's vice president for the central region, which includes 17 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and the western and central regions of Tennessee.
"I have had the privilege of working alongside Troy for a few years now, and he has proven himself to be the best fit to lead our hospitals in this region," said Barb Jacobsmeyer, executive vice president of operations for HealthSouth and immediate past president of HealthSouth's central region. "Troy's knowledge of HealthSouth's operations and his expertise as a healthcare leader and physical therapist will be invaluable assets that will allow us to continue delivering strong outcomes for our patients."
DeDecker joined HealthSouth in January 2013 as the chief executive officer of HealthSouth MidAmerica Rehabilitation Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas. His first career in healthcare as a rehabilitation tech led to many opportunities in varying clinical and hospital leadership positions throughout the years and prior to joining HealthSouth.
DeDecker achieved an undergraduate degree in physical therapy from the University of North Florida and a master's degree in health services administration from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
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 35 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.
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