Franklin, Tenn. – April 17, 2023– Summit BHC (Summit), a leading national provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services based in Franklin, Tennessee, has named Paul Gilbert as Chief Legal Officer.
“Paul brings a diverse and impressive knowledge of the complex interplay of law and healthcare,” said Brent Turner, CEO of Summit. “With Paul on board, our team is poised to lead unprecedented growth in the behavioral healthcare industry.”
Mr. Gilbert joins Summit after serving as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary of Rite Aid, where he led the company’s legal, compliance, ESG, government affairs, ERM, internal audit, and privacy functions. Previously, Paul was a partner at Epstein Becker & Green, and served as LifePoint Health’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer for eleven years. At LifePoint, Paul also served as Chief Development Officer.
“Brent has assembled a uniquely talented team and I am excited to be a part of it,” Mr. Gilbert said. “I believe deeply in Summit’s mission to improve the lives we touch, and plan to bring my experience in law and healthcare to further that important mission.”
Mr. Gilbert is a graduate of Wake Forest University and Vanderbilt School of Law. While in private practice, he was selected for The Best Lawyers in America (Healthcare Law and Mergers & Acquisitions), and listed in Chambers USA (Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions). He is a Fellow of the Nashville Health Care Council.
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 the behavioral healthcare industry. The company currently owns and operates 33 freestanding facilities nationwide.
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