Summit BHC acquires West Virginias Highland Hospital

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Summit BHC, a leading provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services, announced the acquisition of Highland Hospital, a 131-bed psychiatric facility in Charleston, West Virginia. This is Summit’s second acquisition in 2020 and its first facility in West Virginia.

“The addition of Highland Hospital to the Summit family allows us to continue providing quality psychiatric care to our growing population of clients,” stated Jon O’Shaughnessy, CEO of Summit. “Highland Hospital has a solid history of treating patients in state-of-the-art facilities for all ages, as well as providing specific treatment options for people with drug and alcohol addiction.”

“Becoming part of the Summit family allows us to expand our network of care within a national, highly-regarded behavioral health company,” stated Anthony J. Guild, CEO of Highland Hospital. “We look forward to working with Summit’s team to reach new clients in need of psychiatric care.”

Highland Hospital has 91 beds for inpatient acute psychiatric needs with an additional 24 beds dedicated to residential psychiatric treatment. Also, part of the acquisition, the Highland Health Center is a 16-bed crisis residential/detox substance use disorder facility licensed as a behavioral health center.

About Summit BHC
Headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, and founded in June 2013, Summit was established to develop and operate a network of leading addiction treatment and behavioral health centers throughout the country. The company’s sole focus is on the provision and management of specialty Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health services within a flexible and dynamic continuum of care. The leadership team at Summit is composed of senior executives with decades of combined experience in the behavioral healthcare industry at the national level. The company currently owns and operates 20 freestanding behavioral health and addiction treatment centers in 15 states across the country.

About Highland Hospital
Highland Hospital has been serving the West Virginia community for more than sixty years by providing quality mental health care in Charleston.