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AAC Holdings Names Michael Nanko as President and Chief Operating Officer

Company Release - 12/7/2017 6:30 AM ET

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Dec. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC) announced that Michael Nanko, Ph.D, will become AAC's President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 15, 2018.

Mr. Nanko has served as President of Behavioral Health Services (BHS) for HCA, Inc. since July 2016 and previously as Chief Operating Officer of BHS from August 2015 to July 2016. The HCA behavioral service line includes 66 inpatient facilities, 40 facilities with outpatient services across the enterprise, several access centers serving HCA emergency departments and acute care hospitals utilizing extensive telepsychiatric services.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Cartwright, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAC Holdings, Inc., said, "We have made measurable strides in improving the operations at our facilities, call center and corporate office in the past year with an intense focus on clinical quality and execution on our strategic and financial objectives. The addition of Michael and his deep experience in behavioral health aligns with our continued emphasis on acute care opportunities such as Laguna Treatment Hospital, Townsend Recovery Center New Orleans and AdCare and brings proven operational skills that have contributed to the success of HCA's behavioral business."

Before joining HCA, Mr. Nanko served as Vice President of Kaiser Permanente Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals in Northern California, where he held a dual role in health plan and operations with responsibilities across the continuum of care. Prior to that experience, Mr. Nanko held a variety of positions in healthcare and nonprofit management, including as Vice President of Psychiatry and Continuing Care Services at Cedar Sinai Medical Center and Health System in Los Angeles, California, which included inpatient and outpatient addiction services, and as Vice President of Mercy Healthcare Arizona/Catholic Healthcare West (now Dignity Health) near Phoenix, Arizona. Some of his earliest exposure and experiences with addiction services occurred when he was CEO of Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento, California and later as COO for a large not for profit mental health and addictions services agency in Los Angeles County, California. Mr. Nanko's educational background includes a BA, MA and Ph.D in Psychology.

About American Addiction Centers
American Addiction Centers is a leading provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment services. We treat clients who are struggling with drug addiction, alcohol addiction, and co-occurring mental/behavioral health issues. We currently operate substance abuse treatment facilities located throughout the United States. These facilities are focused on delivering effective clinical care and treatment solutions. For more information, please find us at or follow us on Twitter @AAC_Tweet.

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