STEUBENVILLE, OH, May 18, 2015– Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley (ASHOV) appointed Virgil Hughes as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Hughes will take the helm of ASHOV effective May 18, 2015. He will serve as CEO of all four Ohio Valley locations.

“I am confident that Virgil will provide the vision and leadership necessary to take Acuity Specialty Hospital of Ohio Valley to new and exciting levels of clinical and operational experience,” said Ed Cooper, President and CEO of AcuityHealthcare. “His skills and experience will prove successful not only in the Ohio Valley, but also to Acuity as a corporation, as we move toward an increasingly integrated and collaborative continuum of acute and Post-Acute services.”     

Virgil has many years of successful healthcare leadership experience, particularly in post-acute services.  Prior to accepting his new position with the four Acuity Specialty Hospitals in the Ohio Valley, Mr. Hughes served as CEO of LifeLine Hospital, a 36-bed, physician owned, long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital with outpatient imagining and laboratory services.  Mr. Hughes holds a Masters of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. He has multi-facility experience in Senior Living, Skilled Nursing and Home Healthcare.

About Acuity Healthcare

Acuity Healthcare is a Long Term Acute Care hospital company founded in 2001, with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity currently owns and manages twelve Long term Acute Care hospitals in New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, Texas and Arizona. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.acuityhealthcare.net.

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