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Industry Veteran Dwight Lacy Joins Summit BHC As Chief Operating Officer

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Franklin, Tenn. – Summit BHC ("Summit"), a leading national provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services based in Franklin, Tennessee, has named Dwight Lacy as Chief Operating Officer. He replaces Jeff Barnett, who is moving into the lead role for the company’s transformation and growth strategy initiatives launched earlier this year.

“I am honored and extremely pleased to welcome Dwight to our team at Summit. His deep experience combined with his passion for what we do in behavioral healthcare make him a perfect addition and great fit,” said Brent Turner, CEO of Summit. “We are confident that he will successfully guide our operations through the next stage of rapid growth.”

With over 20 years of executive-level leadership, Lacy most recently served as Group President for Acadia Healthcare, where he was responsible for overseeing the operations of 40 facilities, primarily in the western and southwestern United States. Prior to that, he was a Regional Vice President with Universal Health Services (UHS).

Lacy, who holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Florida Tech University, currently serves as a board member for the National Association of Behavioral Health (NABH). He is a member of several other healthcare industry organizations, including the Healthcare Financial Management Association, American College of Healthcare Executives, and Medical Group Managers Association. 

“I’m excited and humbled to assist Summit in its new direction and rapid growth,” said Lacy. “Summit’s focus on being the industry leader related to patient outcomes and employee satisfaction will ensure our success and longevity in behavioral healthcare. I also look forward to augmenting Summit’s growth trajectory with the addition of both outpatient expansion and a focus of building a telehealth platform to meet the continued demand for these services across the country. Summit has an excellent reputation as a leader in the field of behavioral and mental healthcare, and I’m excited to be a part of it.”

About Summit

Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, Summit operates a leading network of behavioral health hospitals and addiction treatment centers throughout the country. The company's primary focus is on psychiatric and substance use disorder treatment within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care. The leadership team at Summit is composed of senior executives with decades of combined experience in behavioral healthcare. The company currently owns and operates 32 freestanding facilities in 19 states.

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