HealthSouth – Why Work For Us?

HealthSouth: Innovation and Leadership in Rehabilitation


HealthSouth is dedicated to being the best in rehabilitation and being the best means hiring the best. HealthSouth nurses, therapists, pharmacists, home health care specialists and other professionals are united in making a real difference.

HealthSouth is patient-centered, innovative, inclusive and forward-thinking. As an employer, nothing is more important than seeing employees reach their fullest professional potential.  We invite you to learn more about us.

More than just healthcare jobs

With hospitals in 28 states and Puerto Rico, opportunities are almost without limit. And working for a leader in rehabilitative care is unlike any other career experience. HealthSouth leads the industry in cutting-edge technology and provides functional work areas designed for patients and clinicians.

The team is empowered to collaborate and make key decisions working within sophisticated evidence-based strategies. Patient outcomes are among the best in the industry. And there’s no better place for professional and personal growth.

The entire approach is designed for quality of life – both for the patients and the professionals who treat them.

Our Values

The HealthSouth difference is the team approach, the commitment to excellence and the full-time dedication to rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is all we do. At HealthSouth, every decision, resource and policy is designed to support the team. With advanced tools and cutting-edge technology, we deliver the most advanced rehabilitation care available with compassion and enthusiasm. Our values are always focused on doing what’s right for each and every patient – delivering quality, cost-effective care with integrity and respect.

Our mission

Our mission is to be the healthcare company of choice for patients, employees, physicians and shareholders by providing high quality care in the communities we serve. At HealthSouth, the cornerstone of our operations is the delivery of quality healthcare in the most appropriate, safe, patient-centered environment.


HealthSouth embraces diversity – it is at the core of who we are and whom we serve.  Operating in 28 states and Puerto Rico, our patients reflect the nation’s increasing diversity.  In order to provide a higher level of rehabilitative care, our employees must appreciate and understand the diversity of our patients and our communities. We seek to employ talented individuals across diverse backgrounds to ensure we realize our mission of being the inpatient rehabilitation provider of choice in every community we serve.

HealthSouth Total Rewards: Employee Benefits, Caring for You and Your Future


At HealthSouth, we continually strive to provide high-quality, comprehensive benefits to our valued employees. That includes working to balance the rising costs of benefits with the growing needs of the HealthSouth team.

Our employees are committed to providing the highest standards of care. In turn, HealthSouth is committed to caring for you, your family and your future. Our focus is to provide you with tools and resources that encourage lifestyle choices to be healthy and stay healthy.

Best of all, eligible employees have health benefits and start earning paid time off from the first day on the job.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage:  At HealthSouth, we know nothing is more important than the health of our employees and their families. That’s why we provide a choice of flexible health, dental and vision coverage. Each employee can custom tailor the right coverage to fit their needs.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:  We offer flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care. Full-time and part-time employees can use this benefit to set aside pre-tax payroll deductions to build up cash for eligible expenses.

  • Paid Time Off:  Eligible full-time and part-time employees accrue time off each paycheck. Our employees enjoy a generous PTO schedule and separate holidays.

  • Life and Income protection:  HealthSouth provides employees with Basic Term Life insurance benefits in an amount equal to one times their annual base pay at no cost. Optional Life-Group Universal Life Insurance as well as Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance is available. In addition, we offer Short-term and Long-term Disability as well as AFLAC Supplement Insurance. And with the power of large group purchasing, we also offer discounted auto and homeowner’s insurance.

  • Tuition Reimbursement:  This program is designed to help employees achieve the dream of a college education or a graduate degree. Tuition reimbursement is available to full-time and part-time employees pursuing job-related education from accredited schools. Employees are reimbursed once the course is completed and grades are received.

  • Loan Forgiveness:  The Loan Program is designed to works two ways: Qualified students can receive loan assistance towards clinical degrees in nursing, therapy, or pharmacy or qualified graduates can receive reimbursement for loans incurred while pursuing clinical degrees.  The loan program is designed to fit your needs as well as the hospital’s needs. Loans are provided by the individual hospitals; therefore, applicants should discuss options with their home hospital or with their recruiter directly.

  • Savings and investment programs:  HealthSouth provides 401(k) matching to full-time and part-time employees. HealthSouth matches 50% of the first 6% contributed. Employees may also purchase HealthSouth stock via payroll deduction to enhance their investment portfolio. In addition to the 401(k) program, the college savings 529 Plan helps employees save for college for dependent children.

  • Continuing education: Employees can access a full complement of in-person courses and live webinars at no cost. There are several discipline-specific courses on topics recommended by the staff. In addition, HealthSouth web-based education and online instruction modules provide many options for increasing your knowledge and competency. HealthSouth also allocates continuing education funds to support approved additional educational opportunities for clinical staff. 

  • Clinical Career Ladders: Continuing education and clinical expertise is recognized and financially rewarded through an innovative clinical ladder program for designated positions.

  • Legal Services: Full-time and part-time employees can take advantage of group legal services through Metlaw, provided by Hyatt Legal Plans. The plan provides fully-covered legal advice and assistance for most personal legal matters. Everyone needs legal guidance from time to time and Hyatt Legal Plans provides comprehensive assistance. 

  • Employee Assistance:  This plan provides access to counselors, crisis intervention and referrals to community resources and it is available to full-time and part-time employees at no added cost.

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    Great company, great leadership!

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Birmingham, AL
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    I worked at HealthSouth full-time


    Great people, HR organization that believes in developing talent and training, internal opportunities to advance, good solid experienced leadership at executive and senior levels


    Usual large company politics can sometimes be frustrating

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HealthSouth Interviews

Updated Sep 28, 2014
Updated Sep 28, 2014

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    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at HealthSouth.

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    The response was fast after completing an application and submitting my resume, recruiter was very nice and able to be flexible with scheduling interview times. The interviewee was nice and made me feel comfortable.

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Additional Info

Headquarters Birmingham, AL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1984
Type Company - Public (HLS)
Industry Health Care
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year

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 28 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves patients through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellite clinics and home... More

Mission: Our mission is to be the healthcare company of choice for patients, employees, physicians and shareholders by providing high quality care in the communities we serve. At... More

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