Nashville, Tenn. — John E. “Buddy” Turner has been named president and CEO at Behavioral Centers of America (BCA), a psychiatric healthcare company based in Nashville, Tenn. In his new role, Turner will oversee the BCA executive team and be responsible for driving all aspects of the company’s growth, development and operations.
Turner has served as Senior Vice President of Operations since joining BCA in 2008, successfully building the operations team and driving growth in the BCA facilities. “The BCA Board of Directors believes that Buddy has the experience, skill set and leadership qualities to help the company realize its potential as an industry frontrunner,” said Eric C. Larson, Chairman of the Board of Directors for BCA. “Buddy has highly effective motivational and leadership skills and is a constant example of teamwork and professionalism. We are excited about the future for BCA under his leadership.”
As President and CEO, Turner will report directly to the Board of Directors and will drive the company’s strategic plan execution as he leads the next phase of growth for BCA. BCA currently owns and operates freestanding psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers and other psychiatric specialty programs in multiple states.
Turner has more than 15 years of healthcare management experience in both the non-profit and the proprietary sectors. Prior to joining BCA, he served as a Divisional Vice President with Universal Health Services and also held various leadership positions with Keystone Education and Youth Services and Children’s Comprehensive Services. BCA owns and operates freestanding psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, psychiatric specialty units within medical-surgical hospitals, outpatient diagnostic and treatment clinics, and home-based programs in multiple states and locations. BCA is in the forefront of developing new models of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care that are impacting the behavioral healthcare industry. BCA partners with psychiatrists and other clinical professionals to deliver patient-focused healthcare to individuals suffering from a mental or addictive disorder. The result is a unique mix of quality healthcare, greater patient satisfaction and more cost-effective care.
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