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LifeCare Hospitals of Dallas


Improving the lives of people with severe illness or injury takes more than skill and compassion - it takes innovation.

A pioneer in long term acute care, LifeCare was built on the belief that early and aggressive intervention coupled with a personalized treatment plan that encompasses body, mind and soul can maximize a patient's potential for recovery. This philosophy has impacted the lives of thousands of LifeCare patients, resulting in improved outcomes, shorter hospital stays and more cost-effective treatment.

Based in Plano, Texas, LifeCare operates both freestanding and "hospital-in-hospital" long term acute care hospitals designed to treat medically complex patients who require acute care hospital services for an extended period of time, generally more than 25 days. Currently, the company's network includes 19 locations in nine states.


LifeCare is committed to providing employees excellent wages and benefits in addition to a satisfying career opportunity.
Because we are a growing national company, we can offer opportunities for relocation or travel. And our growth offers exciting career paths for those interested in leadership roles.
Our benefit line-up includes:

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health—$250 or $500 deductible
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Vision coverage through the Vision Service Plan
  • CIGNA Dental—HMO/PPO option
  • Medical FSA / Dependent Care FSA
  • $50,000 company paid life insurance and AD&D
  • Employee assistance program
  • Optional: Child life insurance, spouse life and
  • AD&D, Metlife LTD, Metlife STD
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Matching 401K
  • Generous paid time off
  • Monthly critical care courses
  • Group purchasing benefits: Cingular, Sprint, Verizon, Dell, United Van Lines, Software Spectrum, Hertz, GE

Career Opportunities

LifeCare Holdings, Inc . News Release For Immediate Release Contact: Phillip Douglas December 1, 2006 469-241-5137 LifeCare Announces Appointment of Carl F. Pollard to Board of Directors PLANO, TEXAS ? LifeCare Holdings, Inc. (?LifeCare?) today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Carl F. Pollard to the Board of Directors. Mr. Pollard is currently the Chairman of Churchill Downs, Inc. He also serves as a director of DNP Select Income Fund, Inc., Duff & Phelps Utility Corporate Bond Trust (DUC), and DTF Tax-Free Income Inc. Pollard spent more than 30 years working in healthcare, holding executive management positions with Humana, Inc., and Galen Healthcare. ?We are excited that someone of Mr. Pollard?s experience has agreed to become a member of our board. His extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry will be invaluable to us,? commented LifeCare Chairman and CEO W. Earl Reed, III. ?During his tenure with Humana from the 1960s through the spin-off of its hospitals into Galen Healthcare in 1993, Mr. Pollard witnessed and managed the company through significant changes in the healthcare industry. As Chairman and CEO of Galen Healthcare, he was instrumental in the merger of Galen Healthcare with Columbia/HCA. LifeCare, based in Plano, Texas, operates 19 long term acute care hospitals located in nine states. Long term acute care hospitals specialize in the treatment of medically complex patients who require intensive hospital care for an extended period of time, generally more than 25 days. For more information on LifeCare, visit our website at # # #


We are building a company that cares for each patient's body, mind and soul.

These simple words form LifeCare's mission, which is brought to life through our shared values and core clinical standards.


At the core of our philosophy are six core principles shared throughout our organization.

    Integrity – We value honest and ethical behavior.

    Compassion – We value a caring and sensitive approach to care.

    Competence – We value performance that meets the highest standards.

    Respect – We value respect for each other, our patients and their families.

    Innovation – We value a creative and innovative approach to problem solving.

    Passion – We value employees whose passion for care and excellence drive superior outcomes.


Building on our seven core clinical standards, LifeCare Hospitals specialize in providing care to medically complex patients who require long term intensive medical care. Our philosophy of early and aggressive intervention has helped thousands of patients achieve their fullest recovery potential.

Some of the services we provide include:
  • ICU Equipped Rooms
  • Hemodynamic Monitoring
  • Cardiac Monitoring
  • Nursing
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Case Management
  • Social Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Radiology
  • Laboratory
  • Dialysis Services

    Diagnoses and conditions treated:
    • Multiple system failures
    • Complex pulmonary diseases (COPD)
    • Respiratory failure
    • Methicillin-resistant staph auereus
    • Vancomycin resistant enterococcus
    • Immunosuppressed conditions
    • Dysphagia management
    • Strokes
    • Traumatic brain injury
    • Spinal cord injury
    • Stage III, IV, and multiple stage II wounds
    • Acute or chronic renal disease
    • Nutritional impairment
    • Circulatory and diabetic ulcers
    • Pleural effusions
    • Myocardial infarction with deconditioning
    • Postoperative coronary artery bypass graft
    • CABG with decompensation
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Non-healing surgical wounds
    • Amputation
    • Cystic fibrosis
    • Complicated fractures
    • Joint replacement with multiple medical complications
    • Pneumonia
    • G.I. disorders (i.e. - Gastritis)
    • Hemo and peritoneal dialysis
    • Sepsis
    • Pre and post-operative organ transplant care
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
    • Lung resection
    • Muscular dystrophy
    • Diaphragm paralysis
    • Pulmonary fibrosis
    • Neuromuscular/neurovascular disorders and diseases
    • Post-surgery with complications
    • Multiple infections
    • Obesity secondary to disease process.