Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - SUWS of the Carolinas in Old Fort, NC at Acadia Healthcare

Date Posted: 10/1/2021

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Acadia Healthcare’s mission is to create a world-class organization that sets the standard of excellence in the treatment of specialty behavioral health and addiction disorders. At Acadia Healthcare, we improve the lives we touch.

Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. Acadia operates a network of 227 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 9,900 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) - SUWS of the Carolinas

Located right outside Asheville in Old Fort, North Carolina, SUWS of the Carolinas is a dynamic, multi-faceted treatment program that offers therapeutic assistance to adolescents between the ages of 10-17.

Our distinct programs (Phoenix, Seasons, and SUWS Core) offer a wide range of treatment options for adolescents struggling with issues such a mental illness, substance abuse, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders and more.  Each program is chock full of Master's level and Licensed therapists who remain steadily dedicated to helping provide the highest level of care for your child.  

It is our goal at SUWS of the Carolinas to not only find the perfect fit for your child within one of our programs, but to also utilize the many highlights of these programs to help him or her prepare themselves for a bright, limitless future.

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CEO responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with the governing body in the development of Facility-specific annual operating capital budgets and strategic business plans. Assures that the medical staff is involved and provides input into this process through coordination with the office of the Medical Director.
  • Operational management of clinical and non-clinical departments including but not limited to: Nursing, Admissions, Business Development, Process Improvement, Finance, Clinical Services, Regulatory Affairs that effectively drive patient care outcomes
  • Fosters a positive work environment and facility culture in order to help attract, retain and develop the best providers and employees for patient care.
  • Create and maintain a network of local constituency groups to include government agencies, local businesses, affiliate health providers, and the surrounding community.
  • Appraises leadership team performance, both of individual members and the team as a whole, assesses competencies, and provides coaching/corrective action as appropriate.
  • Ensure an effective survey readiness plan is active at all times including a comprehensive auditing plan, corrective actions taken to address noncompliant areas, and preventative actions to maintain continuous accreditation and regulatory compliance.
  • Ensure adherence to the Acadia Compliance program including timely follow-up with reported compliance issues, staff training, and proactive auditing.

Job Requirements for CEO:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Marketing, Clinical or related discipline required; MBA/MHA preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in senior leadership or CEO role in a behavioral health environment
  • A working knowledge of behavioral health facility administration and clinical operations.
  • An advanced knowledge of state and federal regulatory and various accreditation requirements related to behavioral health management.
  • Proven ability to lead successful licensure, accreditation, and compliance efforts in a behavioral health facility.
  • Strong working knowledge of financial management and business development processes.

The CEO Opportunity Offers The Following:

  • Competitive Compensation
  • Bonus opportunity
  • Growth and development opportunities within Acadia and its subsidiaries
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Relocation benefits

It is the policy of Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. and its subsidiaries to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment regardless of an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information unrelated to an individual’s ability to perform the essential functions of a particular job, status as a military veteran or qualified disabled veteran, or any other protected characteristics or status in accordance with applicable state, federal, and local laws. 


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