FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                          Contact: Lisa Bien LBien@AcuityHealthcare.net

Charlotte, North Carolina – (February 5, 2018) – Acuity Healthcare, a leader in long-term acute care, is pleased to announce that Joanne Tyo has been promoted to Vice President of Hospital Finance.

Tyo joined Acuity in 2003. She was Acuity’s fourth employee. Over the years, she has held various business and financial-related roles, many as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).  In her most recent leadership position, she was the CFO in the Ohio and West Virginia markets.

Rick Cassady, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Acuity Healthcare, said Tyo is an experienced financial leader with a strong healthcare background. He is confident that Tyo is well equipped to help lead strategic improvements in our hospitals. “Her extensive experience, leading the financial operations of long-term acute care hospitals and her intimate knowledge of our reporting systems, makes her a perfect fit,” he said.

“I am excited for my new role,” said Tyo. “Being part of Acuity since its inception and watching its growth and continued success is very rewarding to me. In my new role, I will look for ways to ensure that all of our hospitals run financially responsible, while still providing the best quality care.”

Tyo holds a bachelor of arts in accounting from Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina. She started her career in healthcare in the business office of a large healthcare company.  She worked her way through all aspects of accounting, and was subsequently, promoted to a management position. She served as treasurer on the board of her local high school orchestra for its two-year term.

About Acuity Healthcare:

Acuity Healthcare is an employee-owned (ESOP) long-term acute care hospital company (LTACH) founded in 2001 with headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. Acuity Healthcare currently owns and manages four LTACHs in New Jersey, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas. Acuity is focused on the development and operation of long-term acute care (LTACH) hospitals and the delivery of specialized care with  improved outcomes. We offer quality care in a cost-effective manner to medically complex patients who require intensive hospital services for an extended length of stay.

To learn more about Acuity Healthcare, please visit us at www.AcuityHealthcare.net