Brentwood, TN | August 1, 2018 – Matt Feehery has been named Chief Executive Officer at Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) and Vice President, Addiction Treatment Services, Behavioral Health Division of Universal Health Services (UHS), effective July 30, 2018. He will lead the Addiction Services business of Universal Health Services, which includes the FRN portfolio comprised of six residential treatment facilities and 13 outpatient programs across the US.
Working in the addiction treatment field since 1979, Feehery most recently served as CEO of the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) and senior vice president of Behavioral Health Services. During his 16-year tenure, he led and managed the 144-bed residential drug and alcohol treatment center and nine regional outpatient centers. Additionally, he was responsible for a mobile psychiatric assessment team of psychiatrists and licensed clinicians serving 13 acute care system hospitals, plus three mental health crisis clinics and a psychiatric case management program.
Previously, Feehery held leadership roles including executive director, CEO and consultant for several alcohol and drug treatment organizations and psychiatric hospitals throughout the country, including one of the nation’s first alcohol and drug treatment centers, New Hampshire’s Beech Hill Hospital.
“Matt brings a strong track record of leadership, operational capabilities and clinical outcomes to the team,” said Marc D. Miller, President, Universal Health Services. “I am confident his industry experience and visionary leadership will be invaluable in helping us continue in our mission of providing exceptional addiction treatment and support to patients and their families.”
Feehery is drawn to the field of addiction treatment by the transformations he’s been privileged to witness. “Everyone working in behavioral healthcare, from the business office to direct patient care to housekeeping, has a role helping people build their foundation in recovery,” he says. “Being able to witness recovery — whether directly or from afar — is very fulfilling. I like seeing people get better and experience the gifts of recovery, moving from very difficult times to hope and healing.”
A Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC) and board-certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (AADC), Feehery earned his MBA in healthcare management from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas, and his bachelor’s degree in human resource management from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. He is a regional vice president for NAADAC (the Association for Addiction Professionals) and recently served as president of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) and chairman of the Behavioral Health Services Council for the Texas Hospital Association (THA).
About Foundations Recovery Network
Foundations Recovery Network (FRN) is a recognized leader in the field of integrated treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, with six residential facilities and 13 intensive outpatient programs. Each facility focuses on patient-centered care and an individualized approach, upholding a high standard of innovative treatment and compassionate attention to each patient’s needs. In 2015, FRN became the Addiction Treatment Services Division for Universal Health Services. For more information, visit FoundationsRecoveryNetwork.com.
About Universal Health Services
One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since its inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenues of $10 billion. In 2018, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune, ranked #268 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, UHS has more than 83,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 326 inpatient acute care hospitals and behavioral health facilities, and 32 outpatient and other facilities in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the United Kingdom.