Full Name
Rod Laughlin
Job Title
President & CEO
Company
Perimeter Healthcare
Speaker Bio
Rod Laughlin, founder of Perimeter Healthcare, is an experienced healthcare executive with over 30 years of expertise in developing and operating community medical/surgical, psychiatric and LTAC hospitals. He has a passion for creating healthcare settings that meet the needs of patients in a first-class fashion with state-of-the-art technology and outstanding service excellence. Perimeter Healthcare is an integrated behavioral healthcare company meeting the needs of children through older adults. Perimeter offers acute services, residential treatment centers as well as outpatient counseling. Perimeter Healthcare is poised to be one of the leading behavioral healthcare companies in the country.

Prior to founding Perimeter Healthcare, Mr. Laughlin founded Regency Hospital Company, a long- term acute care hospital company. Regency was known for its commitment to quality and strong customer service. In 2005 Rod and his team started Acadia Healthcare which today is one of the largest behavior health companies in the world.

Previous to Regency and Acadia, Rod Laughlin founded Transitional Hospitals Corporation (THC) and developed 19 LTAC hospitals in major United States cities. THC achieved excellent occupancy and profitability. In 2001, he founded Regency Hospital Company,

Before THC, Mr. Laughlin was Executive Vice President of Charter Medical Corporation’s 103 acute care and psychiatric hospitals. He was responsible for all aspects of hospital planning and development, including the start-up of 87 new psychiatric Charter hospitals, as well as mergers, sales, and acquisition of hospitals. Rod Laughlin was largely responsible for the solid growth of Charter Medical Corporation during its peak.

As a recognized expert in the healthcare industry, Mr. Laughlin has substantial experience lobbying members of Congress on Medicare hospital issues, has testified before the Ways and Means Committee on Medicare reform and has met extensively with senior policy makers at HCFA to lobby for various healthcare issues.

Mr. Laughlin received an MBA degree and a BBA degree from Georgia State University. He has served on several boards including Camp Westminster, Charter Medical Corporation, First Macon Bank and Trust, Federation of American Hospitals, National Association of Private Hospital Systems, The National Subacute Care Association, and the Long-Term Acute Care Hospital Association of America which he founded in 1996 and served as its first president.
Rod Laughlin