Jay Grinney, chief executive officer of rehabilitation provider HealthSouth Corp., Birmingham, Ala., acquired nearly 115,000 shares in the companys stock this week, according to filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. On Aug. 14, Grinney purchased 114,743 shares at an average share price of $17.45, for a total of about $2 million. Late last month, Grinney was featured in Modern Healthcare magazines annual story on CEO compensation. Although Grinney was the lowest-paid executive listed in the specialty-care category, he has been granted 480,000 stock optionswith exercise prices ranging from $26.05 per share to $26.85 per sharesince he became the companys CEO in 2004. Shares of HealthSouth closed at $17.30 per share on Aug. 15. -- by Jessica Zigmond
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