Mt. Juliet, TN – Cedar Recovery, a leading addiction treatment facility headquartered in Mt Juliet, TN, announced today that Dr. Lynn Massingale and Ken O’Keefe have joined the company’s board of directors. Dr. Massingale and O’Keefe bring decades of healthcare and financial experience to the Cedar Recovery board of directors.

“The addition of Lynn and Ken will provide the Cedar Recovery leadership team with the resources necessary to expand our mission of solving the opioid epidemic and restoring the communities we serve by helping patients feel better, get better, and stay better,” said CEO Joe Bond.

Dr. Massingale, a 2018 Tennessee Health Care Hall of Fame inductee, began his career in health care in 1979 when he co-founded TeamHealth in Knoxville, TN. His innovation and leadership at TeamHealth transformed the emergency department industry and resulted in TeamHealth being one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States.

“Mental health and substance use disorder are the single biggest issues facing our health care system,” Dr. Massingale stated. “I’m excited to be a part of the Cedar Recovery Board of Directors, where I feel that we have the nucleus to help so many people change their lives and make a great impact on the communities we serve.  I truly believe that Cedar Recovery’s approach to addiction treatment is revolutionary.”

O’Keefe is a founding principal of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity firm specializing in healthcare based in Chicago, IL. He will provide an invaluable voice on the Board, bringing private equity expertise and healthcare application knowledge to the team.

“I’m excited and grateful to be part of the Cedar Recovery board of directors.” O’Keefe shared. “The leadership team at Cedar Recovery is sound and has a well-defined mission of solving the opioid crisis and restoring the communities they serve.”

About Cedar Recovery

Founded in 2015, Cedar Recovery serves over 900 patients in Tennessee each month. Cedar Recovery’s mission is to solve the opioid epidemic and repair their communities by providing addiction treatment services that work. A preferred TennCare partner and a nationally recognized standard in addiction treatment, Cedar Recovery has three locations in Mount Juliet, Lebanon, and Columbia, Tennessee.

Cedar Recovery employs an innovative combination of medication assisted treatment and behavioral therapy services that help their patients recover. Cedar Recovery’s leadership team is dedicated to serving their communities by helping as many people into recovery as possible.

 

Lynn Massingale, MD

Since co-founding the predecessor of TeamHealth in 1979, Lynn Massingale served as the chairman and CEO until 2008 when he undertook the role of executive chairman and continued in that role until 2017 when he assumed his current role.

As one of the largest providers of outsourced physician staffing solutions for hospitals in the United States, TeamHealth is affiliated with more than 16,000 healthcare professionals who provide emergency medicine, anesthesia, hospital medicine, urgent care, and pediatric staffing and management services to more than 27.9 million patients in approximately 3,000 civilian and military hospitals, clinics, and physician groups in 48 states. TeamHealth was recognized by Forbes magazine in 2014 as one of “America’s Most Trustworthy” Companies; by Fortune Magazine in 2015, 2016 and 2017 as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies”; and in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the “150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare.”

Dr. Massingale obtained his bachelor’s degree at Tennessee Wesleyan College and earned his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis. He has been certified by the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners, the National Board of Medical Examiners and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

 

Ken O’Keefe

Kenneth O’Keefe is a founding principal of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, which he founded in 1996.

Ken received a B.A. degree in economics from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. degree in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Ken serves on the board of directors of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, Trustees of Marillac/St. Vincent Family Services, among others.