Top Headlines: AL Ranks High in Economic Development, Encompass to Build Hospital in FL

Alabama ranks high in economic development
Alabama ranks 9th in job-creating projects per capita, according to Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup survey. Huntsville, Decatur, Auburn-Opelika and Cullman also ranked high in various categories. – Made in Alabama

Encompass to build hospital in Florida
Encompass Health is planning to build a 50-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Osceola County, Florida, near Kissimmee.  The new hospital will offer physical, occupational and speech therapies, as well as 24-hour nursing care for patients recovering from debilitating illnesses and injuries.  – Cision

University of Mobile adding nurse anesthesia degree
The University of Mobile will begin offering a doctor of nurse anesthesia practice degree, the only program like it in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi. Those who earn the degree will be eligible to take a national test to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.  – Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Birmingham firm sells Virginia senior living facility
Birmingham’s Dominion Partners has sold Imperial Plaza, a senior living community in Richmond, Virginia, for $75 million. The firm had owned the complex, comprised of four multi-story buildings, since 2001. The new owners are based in New York and New Jersey.  – Richmond Biz Sense

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