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Molly Arau named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo

Molly Arau named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of LargoMolly Arau named CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo

Largo, FL, May 28, 2021 – Largo, FL, May 28, 2021 – Molly Arau has been appointed as chief executive officer of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Largo. In her position as CEO, Arau will oversee all of the day-to-day operations as well as patient care and quality at the 70-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, located at 901 Clearwater Largo Road North in Largo. She assumed the position on May 17, 2021.

Arau previously served as the associate administrator for Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Spring Hill in Brooksville, Florida. In this role, she was responsible for planning, organizing and directing hospital operations for the 80-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital, ensuring that quality care was provided and financial integrity of the institution was maintained. Prior to joining Encompass Health, Arau served as the chief nursing officer at multiple acute care hospitals within various healthcare systems for more than four years. She also served in many nursing and critical care leadership roles earlier in her career.
“Molly brings more than 30 years of nursing expertise and seven years of executive healthcare leadership experience to our team, and I am confident she will make incredible contributions to Encompass Health of Largo,” said Lori Bedard, president of Encompass Health’s southeast region. “She shares our value and commitment to exceptional patient care and will continue to elevate the high quality rehabilitative care our hospital provides to patients in our community.”

Arau earned both her bachelor's and master’s degree in nursing from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire and her master’s degree in business administration from Capella University in Minnesota.

About Encompass Health

As a national leader in integrated healthcare services, Encompass Health (NYSE: EHC) offers both facility‑based and home‑based patient care through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies and hospice agencies. With a national footprint that includes 139 hospitals, 241 home health locations, and 82 hospice locations in 39 states and Puerto Rico, the Company provides high‑quality, cost-effective integrated healthcare. Encompass Health is ranked as one of Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For. For more information, visit us at, or follow us on our newsroom, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.