Dec 28, 2015 — Spectrum Awarded Best Expansion Project

Spectrum Health Systems Inc. was recently recognized by the Economic Development Committee (EDC) of Westborough, Massachusetts for construction completed on its flagship Westborough Treatment Campus. The award was presented by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito along with members of the Committee during the Second Annual Year-in-Review Celebration.
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Nov 03, 2015 — Spectrum’s Paolantonio Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Peter Paolantonio, chief clinical officer (CCO) of Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. and nationally recognized lecturer and consultant, was recently awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) for his contributions over the course of his 40-year career at Spectrum.  Mr. Paolantonio received his award during the ABH’s Salute to Excellence ceremony on October 23rd at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Massachusetts.
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Nov 02, 2015 — Spectrum Hires Chief Information Officer

Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the hiring of the organization’s first Chief Information Officer (CIO), Robert Brandner of West Hartford, Connecticut.  In this newly created role, Mr. Brandner will be responsible for providing vision, leadership and direction in the development and implementation of information technology programs in support of Spectrum’s business operations.
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Oct 27, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems Wins $1 Million Grant; Prepares to Implement Statewide Reentry Mentoring Program in Mass.

Spectrum Health Systems was recently notified by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) of a 3-year, $1 million grant award to operate a reentry mentoring program to support offenders with substance use disorders releasing from state prisons in Massachusetts.  These individuals are considered high risk for resuming their criminal behavior and drug activity upon return to the community. Spectrum is one of just six such awardees across the country selected by the DOJ.  
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Oct 22, 2015 — Spectrum Holds Annual Meeting, Elects New Chairman of the Board

Spectrum Health Systems held its Annual Meeting on October 15, 2015 at the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester, Massachusetts. Spectrum staff and board members were joined by more than 130 supporters, colleagues, and public officials in celebrating the organization’s achievements and future plans.  To begin the meeting, Spectrum’s board elected David Felper, a partner with the Bowditch and Dewey law firm of Worcester, as it new chair.
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Sep 28, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems Adds Detoxification Beds in Weymouth

Addiction Treatment Provider Responds to Demand for Services in Wake of Long Island Bridge Closure Spectrum Health Systems today announced the addition of 16 detoxification beds at its Weymouth treatment facility.  The detoxification or acute treatment beds will replace a portion of beds previously used for clinical stabilization, allowing Spectrum to provide all three primary levels of care—acute treatment services, clinical stabilization services and residential treatment—in one location.
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Sep 16, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems Opens Charles J. Faris Recovery Center

100-Bed Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Named in Honor of President and CEO Charles Faris Spectrum Health Systems announced the official opening today of the Charles J. Faris Recovery Center (Faris Recovery Center), a new 100-bed, 40,000 square-foot residential addiction treatment facility on Spectrum’s Westborough campus. 
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Jul 10, 2015 — Spectrum Opens New Outpatient Center in Leominster, MA

Spectrum Health Systems is pleased to announce the opening of a new outpatient treatment center in Leominster, Massachusetts which offers medication-assisted treatment and counseling services to individuals seeking treatment for drug addiction. Located at 40 Spruce Street, the Leominster center is Spectrum's twelfth in Massachusetts and its first in North Worcester County.
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Jun 09, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems Opens New England Recovery Center

Spectrum Health Systems today opened the doors to the New England Recovery Center™, a 36-bed private residential substance abuse treatment facility on Spectrum’s Westborough campus.  The New England Recovery Center (NERC) will provide onsite detoxification and inpatient treatment with a focus on opiate addiction recovery.
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Jun 04, 2015 — Spectrum Celebrates Grand Opening of the Charles J. Faris Recovery Center

On Friday May 29th, Spectrum Health Systems played host to more than one hundred friends, family, colleagues and alumni, along with state and local officials for the Grand Opening of the newly constructed Charles J. Faris Recovery Center.  The 100-bed, 40,000 square foot facility set atop a hill overlooking Spectrum’s Treatment Campus in Westborough, Massachusetts will replace Spectrum’s existing 80-bed residential program where President and CEO Chuck Faris began his career with Spectrum as a counselor in 1971.
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May 15, 2015 — Spectrum Wins New Contract in Virginia

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. was recently awarded a contract by the Virginia Department of Corrections to provide therapeutic community programming at three state facilities, serving more than 1,000 high risk offenders.
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May 08, 2015 — Spectrum Opens Peer Recovery Center in Lawrence, Mass.

Spectrum Health Systems today announced the opening of a Peer Recovery Center at 487 Essex Street in downtown Lawrence to provide individuals overcoming addiction with the resources and support they need to work toward recovery.  The Massachusetts Department of Public Health awarded Spectrum a contract to open and operate the center.
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May 07, 2015 — Spectrum Expands Services in Tennessee with Newly Awarded Contract with the Department of Corrections

Spectrum Health Systems was recently awarded a contract by the Tennessee Department of Correction to provide cognitive behavioral, victim impact and batterers' intervention services for offenders under probationary and parole supervision.  Spectrum has provided in-prison residential substance abuse treatment services under contract to the Department since 2006.
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May 06, 2015 — Spectrum Opens Outpatient Treatment Center in North Adams, Mass.

Spectrum Health Systems is now providing clients with medication-assisted treatment services at its new Outpatient Treatment Center in North Adams, Massachusetts. The outpatient center located at 1274 Curran Memorial Highway is Spectrum's tenth in Massachusetts.
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Apr 16, 2015 — Spectrum Readies to Launch New England Recovery Center™ - Announces Key Management Hires

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. recently welcomed three additions to the New England Recovery Center™ (NERC) management team, following the February hiring of Nicole Costa as Executive Director of Inpatient and Residential Services.  Stacy Weckwerth, Duncan Speel and Julie DiLeo will join Ms. Costa in the operation of the NERC which opens this month on Spectrum's 25-acre treatment campus in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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Apr 02, 2015 — Spectrum Welcomes New Public Relations Manager

Earlier this month, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. welcomed Brendan Melican as its new Public Relations Manager. Mr. Melican will serve as media liaison for New England’s leading addiction treatment provider, helping build community awareness and increasing Spectrum’s visibility. In addition to serving as the company’s media ambassador, Mr. Melican will implement a range of activities around social media marketing and fundraising.
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Apr 01, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. to present Hilary Jacobs with 2015 Women's Leadership Award

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. will award the 2015 Women's Leadership Award to Hilary Jacobs, Senior Policy Advisor at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, at its upcoming annual conference. Jacobs is being recognized for continued leadership in increasing the availability of medication-assisted treatment to women, specifically pregnant women, in Massachusetts.
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Mar 27, 2015 — Spectrum Promotes Kristin Nolan to Vice President of Outpatient Services

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of Kristin Nolan to the position of Vice President of Outpatient Services.
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Mar 23, 2015 — Spectrum Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation – Citing positive interdisciplinary relationship with the Georgia Department of Corrections

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. recently received another three-year accreditation from CARF International for its statewide Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Programs (RSAT) in Georgia.  CARF International is the leading independent accreditor of health and human services across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
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Mar 02, 2015 — Spectrum's President and CEO Recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health for Visionary Leadership

The National Council for Behavioral Health recently announced that Spectrum’s President and CEO Charles “Chuck” Faris will receive an Impact Award for Visionary Leadership at its 2015 Awards of Excellence Ceremony on April 21st in Orlando, Florida.
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Feb 25, 2015 — Don't Miss "A New Nation of Women Behind Bars" a Diane Sawyer special airing Friday, February 27th at 10pm on ABC News

Featuring Spectrum’s Correctional Recovery Academy program at the Tennessee Prison for Women
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Feb 23, 2015 — Spectrum Hires New Executive Director to Lead Rapidly Growing Inpatient and Residential Division

Spectrum recently welcomed Nicole Costa as its new Executive Director of Inpatient and Residential Services. In her new role, Ms. Costa will oversee Spectrum's rapidly growing Inpatient and Residential Division, including the launch of its New England Recovery Center™ and a new state-of-the-art 100-bed residential substance abuse treatment facility scheduled to open this summer on Spectrum's 25-acre treatment campus in Westborough, Massachusetts.
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Jan 23, 2015 — Spectrum Receives Three-Year CARF Accreditation - Including Exemplary Citation for Primary Care Integration

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. recently received three-year accreditations from CARF International for its community-based inpatient and outpatient treatment programs throughout the northeast, including two new locations in Sanford, Maine and Haverhill, Massachusetts.  CARF International is the leading independent accreditor of health and human services across the U.S., Canada and Europe. 
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Jan 12, 2015 — Spectrum Accepting Nominations for Women’s Leadership Award

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is accepting nominations for the 2015 Women’s Leadership Award to honor individuals who have made significant contributions to behavioral health services for women in recovery.  Awardees are invited from all aspects of behavioral health and may provide direct service, supervision or management, legislative or policy leadership, advocacy and/or volunteer services.
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Jan 08, 2015 — Spectrum Health Systems Opens Outpatient Treatment Center in Saugus

Spectrum Health Systems today announced the opening of an outpatient treatment center in Saugus to provide individuals overcoming opioid addiction with the resources and support they need to work toward recovery.  Currently the 184 Broadway facility will offer medication-assisted treatment in conjunction with counseling.  Spectrum plans to expand the array of services offered in the future to include other types of outpatient care.
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