1984: Richard Scrushy raises $50,000 and founds HealthSouth Corp. with four other businessmen.
1986: HealthSouth goes public.
1990: HealthSouth expands to 50 facilities.
1994: HealthSouth becomes the largest provider of comprehensive rehabilitation services in the U.S., with 250 locations.
1995: Work begins on the $4 million Richard M. Scrushy/HealthSouth Sports Medicine Center at the Colorado Springs Olympic Complex.
1997: HealthSouth moves to new headquarters at 1 HealthSouth Parkway, south of downtown Birmingham, Ala.
2000: HealthSouth earns recognition as a top-five performer in the S&P 500 index.
July 31, 2002: Scrushy sells 2.5 million shares of stock back to HealthSouth at $10.06 a share, netting more than $25 million.
August 14, 2002: Scrushy certifies under oath that the company's financial statements contain "no untrue statement of material fact."
August 27, 2002: Scrushy announces an earnings restatement, saying that changes in Medicare rules will cause a hit of about $175 million in 2003.
August 28, 2002: The first of dozens of lawsuits is filed against Scrushy and HealthSouth over charges of insider trading.
February 6, 2003: HealthSouth acknowledges receipt of a subpoena by the U.S. attorney's office in Birmingham for documents relating to trading in company stock.
March 3, 2003: HealthSouth says the company lost $405 million in the fourth quarter of 2002.
March 19, 2003: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges HealthSouth and Scrushy with massive accounting fraud and halts trading in company stock at $3.91 a share, as the U.S. Justice Department announces HealthSouth's former CFO has pleaded guilty to securities fraud.
March 20: Scrushy is placed on administrative leave by the HealthSouth board of directors. HealthSouth stock removed from the S&P 500.