Amber Hester Named CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport


Amber HesterAmber Hester has been named CEO of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Gulfport. She assumed the role on March 27.

As CEO, she oversees the day-to-day operations as well as patient quality and care at the physical inpatient rehabilitation hospital which serves patients overcoming a variety of major illnesses and injuries including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury and complex orthopedic injuries.

Prior to joining HealthSouth Gulfport, Hester served as the CEO of two long term acute care hospitals in the Boston market. She also has extensive experience as an accountant and serving as a controller in the post-acute setting.

“Amber is a wonderful addition to the team at HealthSouth Gulfport. Her many years of experience in hospital and financial leadership in the post-acute setting is a great asset to this role,” said Terry Brown, vice president of the southeast region for HealthSouth. “Most importantly, Amber values and understands patient quality and care which is a shared and high-priority commitment of HealthSouth and Memorial.”

Hester achieved a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Auburn University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.

HealthSouth and Memorial announced their joint venture of HealthSouth Gulfport in January and recently began jointly owning and operating the hospital. The inpatient rehabilitation hospital will remain in its current location at 4500 13th St. in Gulfport, Mississippi. For more information regarding employment opportunities at HealthSouth Gulfport, visit

About HealthSouth
HealthSouth is one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute healthcare services, offering both facility-based and home-based post-acute services in 36 states and Puerto Rico through its network of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, home health agencies, and hospice agencies. HealthSouth can be found on the web at

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