Florida’s SWFAS And Lee Mental Health Merge To Form SalusCare

Industry Bulletin | July 16, 2013

Circle Connections: Mergers & Acquisitions

More than one year of negotiation has culminated in the merger of Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and Lee Mental Health, forming the largest mental health and substance abuse treatment agency in Southwest Florida. The merger combines the resources of the two non-profit agencies, effective July 1, under the new name of “SalusCare Inc.,” drawing on the Latin roots of “Salus,” meaning health, prosperity and safety, which reflects the focus of the new organization. SalusCare will be led by CEO Kevin B. Lewis, with Lee Mental Health Center President and CEO David Winters serving as chief administrative officer. This was reported by the Lehigh Acres Citizen on July 17, 2013.

Contact information: Kevin Lewis, Chief Executive Officer, SalusCare, Inc., 3763 Evans Ave., Fort Myers, FL 33901; 239.275.3222; Website: http://www.saluscareflorida.org