Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. recently earned a three-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its community-based substance abuse and mental health programs in Massachusetts. Following an in-depth, three-day survey, CARF accreditation is bestowed to providers who meet state-of-the-art national standards of performance. Providers who seek CARF accreditation demonstrate a commitment to continual quality improvement.

“We care about the quality of our services and believe in the importance of maintaining national accreditation,” said Laura Ames, chief operating officer. “Through the accreditation process, we continually strive higher in all areas of service delivery in order to provide the best treatment possible.”

“Staff members across the organization demonstrate an eagerness to understand and conform to the CARF standards and the accreditation process,” wrote the survey team following its review. “There is ample evidence of teamwork and cooperation throughout the organization.”

Founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. offers an array of substance abuse and mental health treatment services across Massachusetts, serving nearly 3,000 individuals each day. Spectrum’s behavioral health continuum includes inpatient detoxification, transitional support, residential rehabilitation, methadone treatment, outpatient counseling and mental health services.

Headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider serving more than 18,000 individuals each year across seven states. Spectrum’s behavioral health programs have been continuously accredited since 1986.

CONTACT: 
Cindy Buraczynski, Director of Planning 
(508) 792-5400 x7115 
cindy.buraczynski@spectrumhealthsys.org

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