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SalusCare Appoints New Acute Care Leader

Behavioral healthcare veteran Tina Sumo has been promoted to Assistant Vice President of Acute Care Services of SalusCare, Inc., the region’s largest provider of treatment for individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.

Tina Sumo, MA, CAP
Tina Sumo, MA, CAP

In her new position, Sumo is responsible for the 42-bed Crisis Stabilization Unit and the 29-bed Detoxification Unit of SalusCare.

Sumo brings 25 years of experience to her new post and most recently served as director of the SalusCare Crisis Stabilization Unit.  Her prior experience includes working as clinical director of acute care for Lee Mental Health, clinical manager of the 12-bed Juvenile Addiction Receiving Facility, and outpatient treatment coordinator for adults treated by SWFAS, among other leadership positions.

“Tina’s calm demeanor, exceptional knowledge, and dedication to our patients are qualities that make her a great leader of these critical programs,” said Dr. Don Baracskay, SalusCare Chief Operating Officer/Chief Medical Officer.  “She is one of the few people who has worked for both Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) and Lee Mental Health prior to the merger to create SalusCare.”

Sumo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Minnesota State University at Mankato and a Master of Arts degree in family life communication from Westbrook University in Aztec, N. M.  She also is a Certified Addiction Professional (CAP).