HUNTINGTON — Beginning Jan. 1, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Huntington will be renamed Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Huntington, the hospital announced Wednesday.

HealthSouth Corporation acquired Encompass Home Health and Hospice in 2014 in for approximately $750 million. HealthSouth’s facilities have gradually transitioned under the Encompass Health brand since earlier this year.

An official renaming event for the Huntington hospital is tentatively set for Thursday, Jan. 17.

“Our new Encompass Health brand reflects more than the change of our name,” said Mike Zuliani, Encompass Health Huntington CEO, in a statement. “It reinforces our commitment to working together to continuously improve the care we provide our patient.”

“With a focus on clinical collaboration and strengthening relationships, we will continue to play an important role in making a difference in the lives of our patients.”

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, HealthSouth Corporation operates 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations in 36 states and Puerto Rico.

The soon-to-be-renamed HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Huntington is a 62-bed facility specializing in inpatient rehabilitation services for those in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The facility is located at 6900 West Country County Club Drive in Huntington, near the 29th Street exit on Interstate 64.

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