Prior to joining Acadia in December 2018, Ms. Osteen served as Executive Vice President of Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) and President of UHS’s behavioral health division since 1999. Ms. Osteen led UHS’s behavioral health division to become the largest system of freestanding behavioral healthcare facilities in the United States. Under Ms. Osteen’s leadership, UHS acquired Cygnet Health Care and the adult services division of Cambian Group in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Osteen served as past President of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (now known as the National Association of Behavioral Healthcare). She also served on the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, a public-private partnership advancing the national strategy for suicide prevention.
Ms. Osteen has been named multiple times among the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare” by Modern Healthcare magazine, most recently in 2015.