Dec 17, 2018 - Health

Acadia Healthcare fires CEO Joey Jacobs

Behavioral health provider Acadia Healthcare has fired CEO and board chairman Joey Jacobs and replaced him with Debbie Osteen, who works at competitor Universal Health Services. Acadia and Reeve Waud, a private equity executive who is now Acadia's board chairman, declined to comment beyond the press release.

Background: Three weeks ago, we covered how Acadia's business, under the watch of Jacobs and Waud, has been filled with red flags. Over the past few years, Acadia saddled itself with huge amounts of debt, and top executive insiders sold off stock in droves.

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