Jay F. Grinney

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Jay Frederick Grinney
Born March 20, 1951
Residence Mountain Brook, Alabama, (Birmingham)
Nationality American
Occupation Healthcare Executive
Known for President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthSouth Corporation
Spouse(s) Rebecca H. Grinney (19??-1987),
Ellen Heath Grinney (19??-2009)
Melanie Parker Grinney (2010-Present)
Children 3

Jay F. Grinney (born on March 20, 1951) is an American health care executive. He is the current President and Chief Executive Officer of Birmingham, Alabama-based HealthSouth Corporation.


Early life[edit]

Jay F. Grinney was born on March 20, 1951 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was raised in Racine, Wisconsin.


He served as the President of the Houston Division of Columbia Hospital Corporation until 1994 when Columbia announced a merger with Nashville, Tennessee-based Hospital Corporation of America. He then continued as the President of HCA's Eastern Group. In 2004 he was chosen by HealthSouth Corporation to serve as its President and Chief Executive Officer.[1] He currently serves on Board of Directors of HealthSouth Corporation, Energen Corporation, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, the Birmingham Business Alliance's Executive Committee and it's Chairman's Circle, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, and the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Colonial Properties Trust.

Personal life[edit]

He is married to his third wife, Melanie Parker Grinney, and has a son, Matthew, and two daughters from his first marriage. They reside in Mountain Brook, Alabama.


  1. ^ Breathing Life into HealthSouth, Business Week, February 7, 2005