Dec 24, 2014 — Spectrum Wins Top Workplace Award

Earlier this month, Spectrum Health Systems was honored by the Worcester Business Journal as one of the “top workplaces” in Central Massachusetts, specifically in the area of education, training and career development. Spectrum has invested significant time and resources to providing a “Top Workplace” environment, including several initiatives designed to develop employees, enhance their skills and support their efforts in helping clients regain their lives.
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Dec 11, 2014 — Corrections Expert Joins Spectrum Team

Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Bret Youngblood as the director of correctional operations.  Reporting to Senior Vice President of Correctional Services Christopher Petrozzi, Mr. Youngblood is responsible for ensuring that all assessment and treatment services in the corrections’ division are delivered with fidelity to Spectrum’s clinical design, contract terms and conditions.
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Dec 09, 2014 — Spectrum Announces Next Women's Services Conference

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. will host its next women's services conference on Friday, April 10, 2015.  Open to all interested professionals, community members, consumers, and their families,Celebrating Women in Recovery: A Vision for Success will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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Nov 30, 2014 — Donna Pellegrino Joins Spectrum Health Systems as VP of Business Development

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Donna Pellegrino, M.S. in the position of vice president of business development. Ms. Pellegrino will be responsible for identifying and developing new business opportunities as Spectrum continues to expand its continuum of addiction treatment and behavioral health care, including the upcoming launch of the New England Recovery CenterTM for private pay and commercially insured clients.
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Nov 12, 2014 — Stacy Flanagan Recognized for Excellence in Administration & Finance

Please join Spectrum Health Systems in congratulating Stacy Flanagan, vice president of human resources, on receiving the Excellence in Administration & Finance Award from the Association of Behavioral Healthcare (ABH), the leading behavioral health advocacy organization in Massachusetts.
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Nov 07, 2014 — Everyday Miracles

The City of Worcester has been fighting opiate abuse for years. Channel 5 News recently reported on the City’s community-based approach, highlighting the activities at Spectrum’s downtown peer recovery center, known as Everyday Miracles.
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Nov 06, 2014 — Three Contracts Re-Awarded to Spectrum in Georgia

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was once again selected by Georgia’s Department of Corrections and Board of Pardons and Paroles to provide treatment for criminal and addictive thinking. This marks the start of Spectrum’s third decade operating correctional treatment programs in Georgia.
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Oct 29, 2014 — 13th Annual Spectrum Charity Golf Classic raises $70,000 for Addiction Treatment

Spectrum Health Systems would like to thank everyone who participated in its 13th Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, October 6, 2014, at the Framingham Country Club.  More than 140 golfers and 20 volunteers enjoyed a beautiful New England fall day while helping to raise $70,000 to directly support Spectrum’s substance abuse treatment services.
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Oct 28, 2014 — Two New Members Elected by Spectrum Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Spectrum Health Systems elected two new members at its Annual Meeting on October 14, 2014, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts. They are Barry Maloney, President of Worcester State College, and Andrew Salmon, Director of Network Development at SALMON Health and Retirement.
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Oct 22, 2014 — Spectrum Holds Annual Meeting, Recognizes Senator Jennifer Flanagan

Spectrum Health Systems held its Annual Meeting on October 14, 2014, at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts. Notable attendees included Worcester County Sheriff Lewis Evangelidis, State Senator Michael Moore, State Representative James O’Day and Hilary Jacobs, Senior Policy Advisor to the Massachusetts Commissioner of Health.
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Oct 10, 2014 — Spectrum Honors State Senator Jennifer Flanagan as Legislator of the Year

State Senator Jennifer Flanagan will be presented with the Spectrum Health Systems Legislator of the Year Award at Spectrum’s Annual Meeting, held Tuesday, October 14, at the Beechwood Hotel. The award is being presented to her for her leadership in creating legislation to address the opioid abuse crisis in the Commonwealth.
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Sep 15, 2014 — Spectrum Celebrates Milestone in Construction of New Treatment Center

Spectrum held a “topping off” ceremony Friday, September 5, 2014, as the main steel beam was hoisted into place on its new 100-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility in Westborough, Massachusetts. Spectrum patients and employees signed the beam before a crane lifted it to its symbolic position at the center of the structure.
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Jul 29, 2014 — Spectrum Wins Statewide Contract in Massachusetts

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the Massachusetts Department of Correction to deliver in-prison substance abuse and recidivism reduction treatment throughout the state’s correctional system.  Spectrum proposed a comprehensive, coordinated and cost-effective continuum encompassing residential, non-residential and aftercare treatment services for male and female inmates. 
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Jun 26, 2014 — Spectrum Hires Kate Toomey as Regional Outreach Representative

Kathleen M. (Kate) Toomey of Worcester, Massachusetts, was recently hired by Spectrum Health Systems to serve as Regional Outreach Representative.  In this newly created role, Ms. Toomey is responsible for implementing the company's marketing and business development plan.
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Jun 13, 2014 — Spectrum Breaks Ground in Westborough, Massachusetts

Spectrum Health Systems broke ground on Wednesday, June 4, for construction of a new 100-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility to be built at Spectrum’s 25-acre treatment campus in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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Jun 02, 2014 — Spectrum Opens New Outpatient Treatment Center in Haverhill, Mass.

Spectrum Health Systems is now providing clients with medication-assisted treatment services at its new Outpatient Treatment Center in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The 100 Plaistow Road address is Spectrum's eighth outpatient center located in Massachusetts.
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May 23, 2014 — Spectrum Receives Grant from Mass. AG's Office

Spectrum Health Systems was recently awarded a grant for $898,612 from the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office to help opiate dependent individuals being released from the Massachusetts state prison system access drug counseling and medication-assisted treatment in the community.
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May 13, 2014 — Spectrum Continues its Public Education Program

Romas Buivydas, Ph.D., Spectrum’s Vice President of Clinical Development, gave a presentation focused on recovery-oriented systems of care (ROSC) at Milford Regional Hospital’s Patient Family Advisory Council (PFAC) meeting on May 6, 2014, as part of Spectrum’s ongoing Public Education Program.
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Apr 30, 2014 — T&G Special Report: Pain Relief Can Lead to Painful Addiction

By Susan Spencer TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF Mary Ellen Macuen, 50, of Worcester was running a bar and raising a daughter when she became addicted to opioids. The self-described dance mom managed to keep it together for a while, until after 20 years of abusing painkillers she couldn't take the lies, stealing and not being able to get out of bed without pills anymore. After getting arrested and finally committing to treatment at Spectrum Health Systems in Worcester, Ms. Macuen has been clean since June 6, 2009.
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Apr 22, 2014 — New Federal Grant Supports Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders for Bay State Youth

Spectrum was recently awarded nearly $600,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to implement a new co-occurring disorders program in Massachusetts.  The program is designed to improve treatment outcomes and reduce criminal activity among detained male youth.  The new program will be the first-of-its-kind in Massachusetts. 
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Apr 15, 2014 — Spectrum Names Jeffrey Baxter, M.D. as Chief Medical Officer

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.
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Apr 11, 2014 — The Battle Against Opioid Addiction

Spectrum is heavily engaged in the ongoing battle to reduce opioid abuse and related fatalities across the country.  The death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman spotlighted what we already knew in the field—that opioid addiction is not limited to the urban core of American culture.
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Mar 27, 2014 — Athena Haddon - 2014 Woman of Consequence

Please join Spectrum Health Systems in congratulating Athena Haddon, director of the Everyday Miracles Peer Recovery Support Center, on being named the 2014 Woman of Consequence by the City of Worcester.
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Feb 27, 2014 — Spectrum Board Elects Two New Members

The Board of Trustees of Spectrum Health Systems recently elected two new members: Jeroan J. Allison, MD, MS, Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Robert M. Williamson, Vice President of Commercial Lending at Avidia Bank.
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Jan 22, 2014 — Spectrum Forms Institutional Review Board for Research Projects

Spectrum Health Systems has formed an Institutional Review Board (IRB) to approve and monitor federally funded research projects conducted at Spectrum, as well as external organizations. Spectrum's IRB is designed to help investigators comply with the ethical guidelines and regulatory requirements for research involving human subjects. Specifically, the IRB reviews research protocols and related materials (e.g., informed consent documents and investigator brochures) in advance of the research and through periodic reviews.
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