Bradford’s Board of Directors recently named Lisa Evans as the company’s new CEO. As a behavioral health industry veteran, Evans brings to Bradford over a decade of experience in leading growth and development initiatives across multi-state organizations.
Demonstrated Success in Leading Healthcare Organizations
Evans most recently served as the Corporate Chief Operating Officer at Perimeter Healthcare, overseeing hospitals and facilities across Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas.
Under her strategic guidance, the company achieved impressive territory and financial growth, achieving revenue growth of nearly 20% during her five-year tenure. Prior to joining Perimeter, Evans served in executive roles for national healthcare organizations, including Universal Health Services (UHS), Strategic Behavioral Health, and Hospital Corporation of America (HCA).
“I am extremely pleased to have Lisa as a partner to drive Bradford’s growth and development strategies,” said Jon O’Shaughnessy, Bradford Health Services Chairman of the Board. “I am confident her focus on the patient experience will serve to differentiate Bradford’s offerings from those of our competitors.”
Quality Care and Community-Focused
Evans’s leadership extends beyond achieving financial success. Her dedication to high-quality patient care has earned her numerous accolades and awards, including the Arkansas Governor’s Award and being the first behavioral health CEO named to the Arkansas Hospital Association’s Board of Directors.
The appointment of Evans as CEO demonstrates Bradford’s continued commitment to operational excellence and its plans to accelerate growth for greater access to care to those residing in communities across the Southeast.
“The depth of this team’s experience makes Bradford the industry leader in respecting and supporting those who suffer from the effects of addiction,” said Evans. “Assuming the lead for Bradford is an honor. We will continue to practice client focused treatment while innovating service delivery to address the needs of those who are struggling to access care.”