Research shows that people who suffer from acute illness or injury recover faster and more completely when they are treated at an acute-care facility that is dedicated to rehabilitation. This finding has contributed to the ongoing success of Birmingham, Alabama-based Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC), formerly HealthSouth Corporation.
Founded in 1984, Encompass Health today boasts revenues of more than $3,971 billion and ranks #606 on the Fortune 1000 list. Its 40,000 employees work either at Encompass Health’s 130 hospitals or its 273 outpatient, inpatient, home health, and hospice centers in 36 US states as well as Puerto Rico—all dedicated to Encompass Health’s mission of healing and rehabilitation.
One of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services—treating patients who have suffered from serious conditions such as a stroke, brain injury, neurological disorder, trauma, or spinal cord injury, for example—Encompass Health has emerged as a leader in delivering high-quality patient care through the most advanced therapeutic methods and technologies available today.
Because of its focus on delivering high quality post-acute illness or injury care, Encompass Health consistently outperforms its peers, returning patients to full strength in less-than-average time. Given this focus, Encompass Health places a premium on staying connected to the communities it serves.
For this reason, it is no surprise that this healthcare leader has recently chosen Continuant to handle its nationwide migration to a Cisco UC solution. Prior to this system migration, Continuant maintained and supported Endeavor’s Avaya telephone systems for more than a decade in hospitals in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Virginia, Continuant also supported the healthcare giant’s Avaya systems in 18 additional locations.