DATE: April 22, 2019


Vertava Health
Office of Public Relations
205 Reidhurst Ave.
Nashville, TN 37203


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 22, 2019) — The Vertava Health Board of Directors announces it has tapped Matt Morgan to serve as its Chief Executive Officer and Board Member. After conducting a nationwide search to find a leader who brings expertise in growing and scaling a company to the next level, Morgan joins Vertava Health with extensive experience as a multi-site healthcare services executive. From hospital system leadership to hospice and home health, Morgan has a distinguished career building large scale companies with passion, innovation and hard work.

Morgan has served nearly 10 years as Chief Executive Officer and senior level officer in a variety of healthcare services companies. Prior to joining Vertava Health, Morgan was CEO of Dental Services Group, a Cressey & Co. private equity sponsored dental laboratory company. Morgan also previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Amedisys, the largest publicly traded stand-alone home health and hospice company in the United States. Among his other significant previous positions, Morgan served as President and General Manager of AseraCare Home Health & Hospice and Vice President of Operations for Baylor HealthCare System. He also founded, led the growth and subsequent sale of two private startups. He has a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and is a Fellow (FACHE) in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

“I look forward to continuing to build upon the great foundation of quality care that has led Vertava Health since its founding,” Morgan says. “Former CEO Brent Clements did a great job in growing this company and achieving success very quickly. Moving forward, we will ensure Vertava Health thrives and grows significantly in an evidence-based, outcomes-driven, payor-influenced world and remains grounded in high quality care and enhanced through technology.”

Morgan will lead the overall strategy and growth of Vertava Health, a Nashville-based residential addiction treatment company and behavioral health services provider. The company has been in expansion mode since its inception and will continue growing throughout the country. Founder Brent Clements will step down as CEO and continue as a shareholder in the company.

“As the convergence of quality standards, technology and insurance coverage increases, Matt brings a vision and strategy execution background to Vertava Health that will aid in accelerating further expansion,” says Darren Black, Board Chairman of Vertava Health. Since its founding in 2014, Vertava Health has provided treatment to tens of thousands of Americans living with substance use disorder. Although it is headquartered in Nashville, Vertava Health operates four drug and alcohol treatment facilities in Mississippi, Texas, Ohio and Massachusetts, with additional mobile assessment units in 20 states.

“Matt, with his past experiences and successes in leading healthcare service companies, is perfectly suited to take Vertava Health to the next stage in its growth,” Black says. “We congratulate Brent on his success and reaching this important milestone in his career, allowing him to transition his leadership of Vertava Health successfully to Matt.”

If you would like to schedule an interview with Morgan or any staff at Vertava Health, please contact Brian Sullivan at [email protected].


Brian Sullivan
Director of Public Relations
[email protected]



Vertava Health offers a plethora of effective, innovative addiction treatment programs from industry leading professionals who help build a comprehensive life in recovery beyond the standard 30-day plan. With four unique campuses in different regions of the country, our staff creates a program tailored specifically to your personal struggle with addiction with the help of therapies related to music, art, equine, wilderness, etc. Vertava Health’ Treatment Specialists have the tools to place a client into any of our treatment centers within a 1-hour time frame allowing a person to begin their road to recovery almost immediately. If you or someone you love is battling addiction, you can call our 24/7 helpline at 1-888-614-2251 or log onto www.addictioncampuses.com.

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