The hospital has satellite locations in Farmerville and Homer and is one of seven facilities purchased by LifeCare from HealthSouth Corp. of Birmingham for $117.5 million.
LifeCare Specialty Hospital of North Louisiana opened 18 years ago primarily as a rehabilitation facility, but it now operates as a long-term acute care facility for patients with severe injuries or acute illnesses.
The hospital’s three locations have a combined 70 beds.
LifeCare operates 27 long term acute care hospitals located in 10 states.
Mark Rice remains as chief executive of the Ruston facility.