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HealthSouth to get new name

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona is getting a new name.

Beginning Jan. 1, the hospital will be known as Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona.

Birmingham, Ala.-based HealthSouth Corp. launched its new name and brand on Jan. 1, 2018, and will transition its 130 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and 273 home health and hospice locations serving 36 states and Puerto Rico through 2019.

All of the company’s post-acute care service locations in Pennsylvania will have migrated to the Encompass Health name and branding on Jan. 1.

Professionals to help Santa

Professionals Auto Body and Santa will again visit the community, nursing homes, retirement homes and families this Christmas.

Professionals has teamed up with the Altoona and Logan Township police departments, along with the students from South Hills School of Business to help as many families this year as possible.

Along with the community donating toys and stuffed animals, Professionals is looking to raise monetary donations to help buy new clothing, shoes, school items, toys and other essential items for families in need.

To donate or for more information, call 696-8466 (ask for Jamie) or stop by Pro­fessionals Auto Body in Duncansville.

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