Vizion Health LLC Acquires Panola Medical Center in Batesville, Mississippi

Delivering superior patient care through management and operations excellence.

Vizion Health offers deep experience partnering with investors, lenders and management teams to improve clinical and financial performance.

From turnkey start-up of new facilities to invigorating under-performing programs, Vizion is the leader in behavioral healthcare management and operations. They have spent years adding value to dozens of behavioral healthcare organizations across the U.S.

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"The team of professionals at Vizion Health have been at the forefront of ethical, trustworthy and successful business practices in the mental health and addiction field for many years. We can't think of a better team to work with. The management at Millennium has known the principals for over fifteen years and are excited to once again have a relationship with them."

Craig D. Taylor, Board Chairman, Millennium Bank


Vizion Health’s decades of experience allows them to offer a wide range of services to the behavioral healthcare industry.

New Facility & Program Start Up

The Vizion team has deep experience starting brand-new facilities from the ground up. This includes designing a range of clinical programs from gero-psychiatric programs to addiction treatment.

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Program Revitalization & Turnaround

Vizion helps programs integrate the latest evidence-based clinical practices, as well as improve the overall performance of those programs not meeting their goals.

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Clinical Program Design & Implementation

The Vizion team has the expertise to both design and implement new programs for facilities that need to adapt their current clinical services to the rapidly changing needs of the marketplace.

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Behavioral Health Hospital Consulting

The Vizion team has vast experience in consulting with behavioral health hospitals on a range of issues including space planning, program design, community outreach, financial reporting, contracting, etc.

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Multi-site Hospital Systems Management

The Vizion team has the knowledge base, as well decades of experience managing multi-site hospital systems. This includes managing the complexities of multi-state facilities.

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Strategic Planning & Operations

The Vizion team has the experience to help management teams meet the demands of a complex and rapidly changing healthcare environment through strategic planning and improving operations.

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Facilities Acquisition

The Vizion team has grown several highly successful behavioral health companies through organic growth, as well as by acquiring existing programs. Also, Vizion has worked with countless investment firms who are seeking high quality acquisitions in the behavioral health space.

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Due Diligence & Valuation

The Vizion team members, with their decades of experience in development, healthcare investment banking and operations of behavioral health businesses, are uniquely positioned to assist investors, as well as operators with due diligence and valuation of their investment targets.

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Vizion Leadership

The Vizion Health leadership team brings over 110 years in combined hospital and facility management experience.

Mark E. Schneider, CEO

CEO Mark Schneider has over 40 years’ experience in psychiatric and mental health management and operations. He has built, operated and managed psychiatric and physical rehabilitation facilities in eighteen states. His experience includes extensive medical and supervisory training received in the United States Army, where he was awarded the Bronze Star for Heroism and a Purple Heart for his service during the Vietnam War.

Mr. Schneider holds both a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Nursing from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL.

  • Experience

    42 years of Behavioral Health Experience across five different companies

  • Diversity

    Multi-facility management experience with acute care, residential, and outpatients operations

  • Case Studies

    Started two very successful companies - Lighthouse Care Centers and AmiCare Behavioral Centers

  • Exits

    Sold Lighthouse Care Centers and Focus Healthcare to Horizon Health; AmiCare subsequently was also sold

  • Strengths

    Strong clinical background with experience in a variety of patient programs treating children, adolescents, adults and seniors.

Aaron Kneas, CFO

Aaron has over 18 years of experience in the financial services industry, with a specialization in healthcare. He has been instrumental in all aspects of origination and execution of capital structure and advisory transactions ranging in size from $5 million to $300 million. He has successfully arranged over $1 billion of senior debt, mezzanine debt, sale leaseback, accounts receivable and equity financings in the healthcare sector.

Aaron holds a BA in Economics from DePauw University.

  • Roots

    Started career as an Analyst in the Health Care Group for Bank of Montreal/Nesbin Burns in Chicago, IL

  • Diversity

    Served as an Associate in Wachovia’s Health Care Group based in Charlotte, NC

  • Experience

    Prior to joining New Century Capital Partners, Aaron was an owner and Managing Director of Creative Health Capital, a boutique healthcare investment banking firm.

  • Excellence

    In 2004 Aaron achieved Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation

Stephen Chesney, COO

Stephen has over 30 years of experience working in the behavioral healthcare field in various capacities operating inpatient, residential and outpatient services. He has served in senior positions with a wide breadth of experience in operations, marketing and business development. In addition, he has operated and managed behavioral facilities in over 10 states, including large urban and rural areas, with both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Stephen has a Bachelor degree in psychology from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s degree in experimental psychology from Indiana State University.

  • Diversity

    Multi-facility management experience with acute care, residential and outpatient operations.

  • Seniority

    CEO positions with Charter, Community Psychiatric Centers, and Sterling Healthcare.

  • Experience

    Vice-president of New York Operations with American Psych Systems.

  • Experience

    Director of Operations of the Kansas City Network for the Menninger Clinic

  • Exits

    Success financial outcomes with turn-around and start-up operations.

  • Strengths

    Strong outcomes with management team building, business development, increased market share and financial performance.

Ann Miller, Chief Development Officer

Ann has been active in the mental health and addiction treatment field for more than 30 years. She has served in senior positions at treatment centers in the U.S. and Russia, including Smithers’ and the Freedom Institute in NYC; Father Martin’s Ashley, Havre de Grace, MD; The Recovery Center, Moscow, Russia; CRC Health Group; Acadia Behavioral Health and Caron Treatment Centers.

She has two Masters’ Degrees and a PhD from Columbia University.

  • Experience

    30 years’ experience in behavioral health with special focus on addiction treatment and de novo projects.

  • Seniority

    CEO of first recovery-focused residential addiction treatment center in Russia.

  • Leadership

    Executive Director of the International Institute for Alcoholism Treatment Education & Training, an affiliate of the Recovery Center.

  • Pioneering

    Vice President of Business Development for first JCAHO & CARF accredited online counseling service in USA.

  • Operations

    CEO of start-up addiction treatment program in Texas; opened facility doors on schedule and under budget.

  • Diversity

    Executive VP of Corporate Development for CRC Health, largest for-profit addiction treatment provider in the U.S.

“The US Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services industry includes over 17,000 facilities with combined annual revenue of approximately $50 billion.”


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