HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) today announced the appointment of Patrick Darby as executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary. He replaces John Whittington, who earlier this year announced his retirement after serving in this capacity for the past nine and a half years. Darby will begin his new role in mid-February 2016.
"We are delighted that Patrick will be joining HealthSouth's executive team," said HealthSouth President and Chief Executive Officer Jay Grinney. "In his role as general counsel, Patrick will manage the Company's legal and real estate departments, play a key role in all development activities as HealthSouth continues to expand its inpatient rehabilitation, home health and hospice service lines, coordinate all legal activities associated with future capital structure initiatives, and coordinate regulatory and compliance matters of the company."
Darby has practiced law with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP for 25 years, and has been a partner at the firm since January 1997. He is listed in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers. He received his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College and earned his law degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, where he was editor-in-chief of the Washington & Lee Law Review.
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 34 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 .