Workman, who will assume his new duties on Sept. 20, will be responsible for the financial operations of the company. Sansone, a managing director with the turnaround firm Alvarez & Marsal, has been acting CFO since March 2003 and will transition out of the position over the next couple of months, according to the company.

Five of the health care company's former CFOs pleaded guilty to fraud charges in the enormous accounting scandal that engulfed it. A report made public in June identified $2.7 billion of fraudulent entries in HealthSouth's accounting system.

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