Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce Dr. Jeffrey Baxter's appointment as Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Baxter has served as the Medical Director for Spectrum's network of Outpatient Treatment Centers for the past five years.

Jeffrey Baxter, M.D.As CMO, Dr. Baxter’s responsibilities include:

• providing oversight, direction, and implementation of medical operations for inpatient and outpatient treatment programs
• participating in the planning and development of new programs and new systems to improve the quality of care
• ensuring continuous compliance with Spectrum policy, licensing, and accreditation standards within the medical arena, and all applicable local, state, and federal laws relating to Spectrum programs
• promoting and supporting an environment of customer service, professionalism and excellence in clinical care.

An assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Baxter is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.

Based in Worcester, Massachusetts, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit substance abuse and mental health treatment provider. The organization currently treats 45,000 individuals each year through more than 125 programs in community-based settings and correctional institutions throughout Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Tennessee, Iowa, Maine and Washington State

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