Acuity Healthcare Names Dorothy Elford Chief Executive Officer of AHST

Charlotte, North Carolina – (January 30, 2016) – Acuity Healthcare, a 100% Employee Owned Long Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is pleased to announce Dorothy Elford is named Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas

With more than 40 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Elford was a perfect selection for the position.  She has over 30 years of experience at the executive level and has also successfully owned consulting companies, where she provided contract management, turnaround operations, medical staff relations/credentialing, quality and regulatory expertise.

“I am pleased to have the opportunity to lead the team of Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas the region’s premier specialty LTAC hospital. This hospital and the team is a critical part of the community. We are a thriving hospital making a difference in the lives of our patients and their families,” said Elford.

“We are so excited to have Dorothy join our team. She is a seasoned healthcare professional in every aspect of health care and we are thrilled to have her lead our hospital,” said Ed Cooper, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Healthcare. “Her leadership and understanding of healthcare is significant and we look forward to continued success.”

Elford served on the Board of the Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council for nine years and was elected Board Chairman in 2006, she was the first female to serve on the board in 30 years.  The Hospital Council represents over 70+ hospitals in the North Texas region.

Acuity Specialty Hospital of South Texas (ASHST) is conveniently located in downtown San Antonio; AHST is a beautiful and modern 30-bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital with a six bed high observation unit and 12 bed ICU monitored beds, Special Procedures Suite and the latest technology, including CT Scanning.

Serving San Antonio, the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and the Rio Grande Valley, AHST treats medically complex and critically ill patients requiring long term care. AHST delivers a comprehensive, patient-focused care model with proven clinical outcomes for high acuity patients in a family-friendly atmosphere. The facility has developed clinical expertise in Pulmonary/Ventilator Management, Wound Treatment and Infectious Disease.

Acuity Healthcare is a 100% Employee Owned (ESOP) Long Term Acute Care Hospital company founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages six LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, and Texas. To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit: www.acuityhealthcare.net.