Summit Behavioral Health Appoints Leading Executive as New CEO

James R. Kane appointed as Chief Executive Officer to Lead Summit Behavioral Health

May 19, 2015, 06:00 ET from Summit Behavioral Health

PRINCETON JUNCTION, N.J., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Behavioral Health, a leading provider of behavioral healthcare treatment centers, recently announced that Jim Kane will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer.  With his vast knowledge of the healthcare industry, Jim will continue to bring the company to the forefront in the addiction and mental health space and accelerate the brand's presence throughout the Northeast market.          

"I am thrilled to be working with someone of Jim's caliber," says Summit's Chief Operating Officer, Michael Karl.  "He has the experience, compassion, and drive to move Summit forward in optimizing the delivery of services to the population we serve." 

Mr. Kane has over 38 years of addiction, mental health and healthcare administrative experience. While Chief Operating Officer at Gosnold on Cape Cod, Mr. Kane oversaw 4 inpatient treatment programs, 7 outpatient centers, ambulatory medication assisted treatment, onsite school behavioral health programing and physician office based counseling services. Mr. Kane also worked as Director with Hazelden Foundation for over 12 years, helping to develop the NFL Players Assistance Program, conducting national EAP training, as well as consultation to the NCAA, and helping to establish the first UK/European Addiction Symposium. As Co-Founder of Cornerstone Health management, Mr. Kane helped develop and manage over 65 Primary Care Hospital based mental health programs in 23 states. 

"I am honored to serve as the new CEO of Summit Behavioral Health, especially during a time of extreme growth within the company," said Kane.  "With Summit's talented team of professionals, I look forward to further enhancing the brand and taking the company to the next level to bring high quality patient and family focused treatment for those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders."  

About Summit Behavioral Health:

Summit Behavioral Health offers both intensive and non-intensive residential and outpatient addiction treatment programs in NJ & PA organized into different phases and levels of care so that treatment can be tailored to fit each client's individual needs. Their integrative treatment approach blends together some of the best clinical practices and evidence-based (research-supported) strategies available in the addiction treatment field today. These include motivational, cognitive-behavioral, relapse prevention, 12-step facilitation, and emotion-focused therapy techniques. A unique aspect of Summit's treatment is that it addresses not only the addiction itself, but also the core emotional and psychological issues that often act as silent generators of "self-medication" behavior and chronic relapse. For more information please visit, or call 855-855-9199.

SOURCE Summit Behavioral Health