An Integrated Approach to Young Adult Mental Health Rehab

Jameson Norton, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

Jameson Norton has created, led, and served on trusted and high-performing teams in some of the most challenging and dynamic environments in the world. An accomplished healthcare executive, Vanderbilt MBA graduate, and Marine Corps veteran, he has a depth of experience developing and delivering the highest-quality clinical care, and a proven ability to build strong teams, actualize growth opportunities, and improve performance and patient satisfaction. 

Jameson Norton, MBA, FACHE

Chief Operating Officer

Jameson Norton has created, led, and served on trusted and high-performing teams in some of the most challenging and dynamic environments in the world. An accomplished healthcare executive, Vanderbilt MBA graduate, and Marine Corps veteran, he has a depth of experience developing and delivering the highest-quality clinical care, and a proven ability to build strong teams, actualize growth opportunities, and improve performance and patient satisfaction. 

A desire to make a difference drives Jameson’s work in the field. “Families are struggling too often in silence and longing for answers,” he says. “It is a privilege to be part of a team that is innovating solutions and in a position to deliver on a promise of hope and healing in the face of what I believe is the most significant challenge of our time.” Jameson mentors prison inmates and serves on several non-profit boards, including the National Association for Behavioral Healthcare and REBOOT Combat Recovery.

Experience

Prior to joining Newport, Jameson was CEO of Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, where he led behavioral health services for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, and school-based mental health programs administered by Vanderbilt. During his tenure, the company achieved unprecedented growth in outpatient, inpatient, emergency psychiatry, telehealth, and integrated behavioral health services. Before that, Jameson held the CEO position at Acadia Healthcare’s North Tampa Behavioral Health facility, where he oversaw a large inpatient expansion and launched three new services, including a military program commended for its innovative approach to empowering post-traumatic growth and recovery. Prior to entering the behavioral healthcare field, Jameson spent seven years on active-duty service as an Infantry Officer in the US Marine Corps, and continues his military service in the Marine Corps Reserve.

Advice I Would Give My 20-Something Self

Ten percent of life is what happens to you; the other 90 percent is how you respond. Looking back, there are no periods of adversity that have not had a positive outcome if I reacted favorably to them by learning and finding ways to improve. When you have the opportunity to lead, do the right thing, do your absolute best work, and show people you care. I have found that the one thing that will bring lasting happiness is working to make life better for others, and the DNA of joy is gratitude.

Credentials

  • MBA from Vanderbilt University with a specialization in Healthcare and concentrations in Operations and Strategy
  • Bachelor’s degree in English and history from the University of Virginia
  • Board Certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE)

Selected Achievements

  • Board Chair, National Association for Behavioral Healthcare
  • Fellow of the Nashville Healthcare Council
  • Luminary Award for Exemplary Service to Young People from the Family & Children Services
  • Outstanding Leadership & Service Award from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network
  • Requested to serve as Chief Administrative Officer for the COVID-19 Alternative Care Site at the Music City Center in 2020

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