|Joey A. Jacobs|
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Acadia Healthcare
Joey A. Jacobs, a director of AmSurg since June 2013, is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acadia Healthcare, a rapidly growing publicly trade (NASDAQ: ACHC) behavioral health company. Before joining Acadia Mr. Jacobs co-founded Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI) (NASDAQ: PSYS) and served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer April 1997 – November 2010.
Prior to founding PSI, Mr. Jacobs served for 21 years in various capacities with Hospital Corporation of America ("HCA," also formerly known as Columbia and Columbia/HCA), most recently as President of the Tennessee Division. Mr. Jacobs' background at HCA also includes serving as President of HCA's Central Group, Vice President of the Western Group, Assistant Vice President of the Central Group and Assistant Vice President of the Salt Lake City Division.
Mr. Jacobs currently serves as a Director for numerous healthcare industry organizations, including Cumberland Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mental Health Management and the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. In addition, he is on the Board of the Nashville Health Care Council, which is an association of healthcare industry leaders working to promote the continued growth of Nashville as the nation’s healthcare capital, and he served as Chairman for the 2009-2011 years. Mr. Jacobs received the 2004 Southeast Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by Ernst and Young and the 2007 Emerald Entrepreneurial and Excellence Award in the “Public Company Executive, Growth” category, awarded by Emerald Asset Management. Mr. Jacobs received his Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University.