March 23, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS) today announced the promotion of
to Inspector General following the recent retirement of current Senior Vice President and Inspector General
. Taggart previously served as Vice President of Internal Audit and Controls for the Company.
"Sandy has made tremendous contributions to HealthSouth over the past seven years," said HealthSouth President and Chief Executive Officer
. "She has been an invaluable asset and played a large role in HealthSouth's repositioning and emergence as a strong, profitable, growth company."
"At the same time, I am delighted to announce the appointment of
as HealthSouth's Inspector General," added Grinney. "Dean has been a valued member of the Internal Audit and Controls department and will now be a key member of our senior management team leading the Company's internal audit and controls program."
Taggart joined HealthSouth in 2006 as Vice President of Internal Controls and became Vice President of Internal Audit and Controls in 2008 when the two departments combined. He has more than 25 years of combined internal audit, controls and financial management experience. Taggart came to HealthSouth from Verizon Business/MCI, Inc., a leading provider of data and internet services, where he served as Director of Internal Audit. Prior to that, he served in accounting and auditing leadership roles at various public accounting firms and public and private companies, including KPMG, KLLM Transport Services and Deposit Guaranty Corp. Taggart received his bachelor's in business administration from
HealthSouth is the nation's largest owner and operator of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals in terms of revenues, number of hospitals, and patients treated and discharged. Operating in 27 states across the country and in
, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home health agencies. HealthSouth's hospitals provide a higher level of rehabilitative care to patients who are recovering from conditions such as stroke and other neurological disorders, orthopedic, cardiac and pulmonary conditions, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations. HealthSouth can be found on the Web at
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