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HealthSouth Board Re-Elected at Annual Shareholder Meeting
Date:5/8/2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., May 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE: HLS) today held its 2008 annual meeting of shareholders to, among other things, elect directors and provide an update on the company's achievements since its last stockholder meeting in May 2007.

More than 88.5% of the outstanding shares eligible to vote were represented at the meeting either in person or by proxy and the board's nominated slate of directors was approved by more than 87% of the votes cast: Jon F. Hanson, Chairman; Edward A. Blechschmidt; John W. Chidsey; Donald L. Correll; Yvonne M. Curl; Charles M. Elson; Jay Grinney (HealthSouth's President and Chief Executive Officer); Leo I. Higdon, Jr.; John E. Maupin, Jr.; and L. Edward Shaw, Jr.

"We are very pleased with what HealthSouth has accomplished since our last shareholder meeting," said HealthSouth Chairman of the Board Jon F. Hanson. "On behalf of the board of directors, I would like to recognize the management team and HealthSouth's 22,000 employees in achieving so much, while continuing to make significant progress on our strategic plan and operational agenda and, of course, providing exceptional healthcare to our patients across the country."

About HealthSouth

HealthSouth is the nation's largest provider of inpatient rehabilitation services. Operating in 26 states across the country and in Puerto Rico, HealthSouth serves more than 250,000 patients annually through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, outpatient rehabilitation satellites, and home health agencies. HealthSouth strives to be the nation's preeminent provider of inpatient rehabilitation services and can be found on the Web at http://www.healthsouth.com.

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