Entrepreneur’s Story: Signature Health– November 30, 2018 by Randy Myeroff

In this installment of Entrepreneur’s Story, highlighting the journey of successful private companies and their leaders, we focus on Jonathan Lee of Signature Health. Jonathan overcame great personal obstacles early in his life, which ultimately led him to create one of the largest mental health providers in Ohio.
Below is an excerpt from his story featured in the fall 2018 issue of Taxonomics.


Mental health is an industry rife with opportunities and significant challenges, including complex government regulations and other barriers to profitability that have prevented most of the largest healthcare providers from investing significantly in mental health services.
But Jonathan Lee knew all about challenges and opportunities from his own life experiences. His in-patient treatment program experience at St. Luke’s, during what would have been his senior year, set his young life back on course. Redoing his senior year, he did a six-week internship back at St. Luke’s as his senior project.
“Later that summer,” Lee recalls, “St. Luke’s called me and asked if I wanted a job. I’d had a year and a half sober, and I just got a phone call from the place that saved my life asking if I wanted to help other kids. Life took a turn. In fact, while I was at St. Luke’s Hospital the idea for Signature Health was hatched.”
Read the full story in Taxonomics to learn more about how Jonathan founded Signature Health, built it into a thriving business and then turned it into a not-for-profit for the betterment of the organization and its clients.
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