Regional Rehabilitation Hospital Employee Named Companywide Regional Award Winner


Amy Steed has served the HealthSouth network of hospitals for 15 years formerly as a physical therapist and now as patient assessment system (PAS) coordinator. She has been employed by Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Columbus Regional and HealthSouth, since it opened its doors in 2003. Her accomplishments and willingness to help others has placed her in the spotlight as a finalist for HealthSouth’s overall Outstanding Employee Achievement Award.

In whatever role she has held, patient care has always been at the forefront of everything she does. As a PAS coordinator, she analyzes patient outcomes along with other data to evaluate trends, strengths and opportunities in patient care at the inpatient rehabilitation hospital which serves patients overcoming a variety of debilitating illnesses and injuries. She also serves as a mentor to other therapists and pitches in to help other departments when she can.

Amy, one of only six finalists out of more than 28,000 HealthSouth employees, received this annual recognition and was honored at an award banquet held yesterday in Birmingham, Alabama. Award finalists were selected based on their performance in four areas: contributions to extraordinary patient experience, team spirit and cooperation, commitment to continuous quality improvement and going above and beyond the call of duty. The process began with each of HealthSouth’s 123 hospitals honoring a hospital employee of the year. Then, six winners were named at the regional level; and one overall recipient was named for the company.

“Amy is an outstanding team player that can connect with anyone. Her contagious devotion to patient care excellence has spread to virtually every person in the hospital,” said Michael Bartell, chief executive officer of Regional Rehabilitation Hospital.

On top of being an advocate for the hospital’s patients and fellow employees, Amy is also an advocate in the community. The mother of three volunteers with local food drives, toy drives and Christmas projects for children in need.

About Regional Rehabilitation Hospital
Regional Rehabilitation Hospital, a joint venture between Columbus Regional and HealthSouth, is a 48-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital that offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. Serving patients throughout Alabama and Georgia, the hospital is located at 3715 Highway 280/431 and on the Web at

About HealthSouth
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 36 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

Source: HealthSouth Corporation

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