Apr 26, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems Hires Dr. Catharina Armstrong As Program Physician for Correctional Division

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, today announces the appointment of Dr. Catharina Armstrong as Program Physician for the Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) Program funded by the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC). In its new contract with MADOC, Spectrum serves offenders with opioid use disorders across the state. Dr. Armstrong brings a breadth of experience and knowledge about addiction, particularly in correctional settings, to her new role. Between Spectrum’s comprehensive programming and continuum of care, Dr. Armstrong will be administering MOUD treatment via methadone, buprenorphine-naloxone, and naltrexone.
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Feb 05, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems Hires Judy Bazinet as Director for Weymouth Inpatient Program

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today that Judy Bazinet will lead the organization’s inpatient treatment program in Weymouth, Mass. Bazinet brings valuable experience in social work, criminal justice, and nursing as a Master’s level licensed clinical social worker.
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Jan 06, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems Hires Sharif Nankoe As Medical Director for New Program Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Correction

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today the appointment of Sharif Nankoe as Medical Director for its new statewide program serving offenders with opioid use disorders in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC).
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Dec 09, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Appoints Three New Regional Executive Directors

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, today announces the promotion of three valued employees to leadership roles. The strategic appointments of Christina Rossi, Rebecca Polastri, and Heidi DiRoberto to Regional Executive Directors will ensure that outpatient operations continue to run smoothly as the organization significantly grows and expands its programs over the next year.
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Nov 21, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Wins New Contract with Massachusetts Department of Correction

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based addiction treatment, was recently awarded a first-of-its-kind contract by the Massachusetts Department of Correction (MADOC) to provide in-prison medication-assisted treatment to offenders with opioid use disorders on a statewide basis. Spectrum has worked closely with the Massachusetts correctional system since 1993, delivering a range of substance use disorder (SUD) and recidivism reduction programming under contract to MADOC.
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Oct 21, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Baxter, Recognized by Association for Behavioral Healthcare

Dr. Baxter earns ‘Excellence in Best Practices’ award in organization’s Annual Salute to Excellence event “Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, is pleased to announce that the organization’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Jeffrey Baxter, M.D., was honored with the Association for Behavioral Healthcare’s (ABH) Excellence in Best Practices Award for the planning, implementation and ongoing integration of best practices in addiction treatment.
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Sep 02, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Opens Outpatient Treatment Center in Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. – Sep. 3, 2020 – Spectrum Health Systems Inc., a longtime nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announces the opening of the its newest outpatient treatment facility in Great Barrington, Mass., located at 290 Park Street.
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Aug 04, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Now Accepting New Hampshire Medicaid
in Haverhill and Saugus Outpatient Centers

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longstanding organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, has announced that it is now accepting clients with New Hampshire Medicaid at its Haverhill and Saugus outpatient treatment centers. Both the Haverhill and Saugus facilities provide life-saving medication-assisted treatment paired with group and individual therapy and educational sessions to people struggling with addiction.“We’re pleased to be able to welcome our neighbors in New Hampshire who are enrolled in the Granite State’s Medicaid insurance program at our Haverhill and Saugus outpatient facilities,” said Sherry Ellis, Chief Operating officer, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. “Our biggest goal at Spectrum is to expand access to addiction treatment for anyone who needs it. Assisting more New England residents is a big step as we strive to treat 500,000 more clients by 2025. We look forward to working with New Hampshire Medicaid to provide evidence-based treatment to its members.”New Hampshire Medicaid covers medical care for seniors 65 and older, pregnant women and their children under 19 years of age, and disabled people and low-income residents. This insurance plan offered by the Granite State’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) covers services ranging from routine preventive medical care for children to institutional care for the elderly and disabled. Other services covered include primary care, dental care, mental health care, vision, hospice, and more. Spectrum Health Systems offers comprehensive outpatient addiction treatment services including medication-assisted treatment, group and individual counseling and peer recovery support throughout Massachusetts. In addition to NH Medicaid, Spectrum Health Systems also accepts Vermont Medicaid, Blue Benefit, Beacon Health Solutions, BMC, Anthem, CIGNA, Commonwealth Care All, Fallon, Health New England, Health Plans Inc., Harvard Pilgrim, Mass Laborers, Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership, Medicaid, Medicare, All Ways Health Partners, TriCare, Tufts, UniCare, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care and more. Regardless of insurance coverage, Spectrum Health Systems will ensure that treatment is found for anybody struggling with addiction. The Haverhill facility at 100 Plaistow Road operates Monday through Sunday (M/T/W: 5:30am – 6:30pm; TH/F: 5:30am – 4pm; Sat/Sun: 5:30am – 12pm). Dispensing hours are Monday through Sunday from 5:30am – 12pm. The Saugus facility at 184 Broadway St. is open Monday through Sunday (M/T/W: 5:30am – 6:30pm; TH/F: 5:30am – 3pm; SAT/SUN: 5:30am – 11am). Dispensing hours are Monday through Sunday from 5:30am to 11am. If you or a loved one needs help, call Spectrum Health Systems today at 1-877-MyRehab. To learn more about addiction and insurance coverage, see our FAQ here. About Spectrum Health Systems:
Based in Worcester, Mass. and founded in 1969, Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. is a private, nonprofit substance use and mental health treatment provider. Spectrum offers the largest and most complete continuum of addiction treatment in New England -- including inpatient detoxification, residential rehabilitation, outpatient services, medication-assisted treatment and peer recovery support. Its subsidiary, The New England Recovery Center provides onsite detoxification and inpatient addiction treatment exclusively for commercially insured and private pay clients. For more information, please visit www.spectrumhealthsystems.org or www.newenglandrecoverycenter.org. About New Hampshire Medicaid:New Hampshire Medicaid provides comprehensive health coverage to eligible low-income adults, children, pregnant women, seniors and individuals with disabilities. The NH Medicaid program is a federal and state funded program administered by the NH Department of Health and Human Services in accordance with federal standards. The program covers a broad array of health and long-term care services to address the diverse needs of the population it serves. Covered services range from preventive health care for children and adults to long term supports and services for seniors and individuals with disabilities.                        
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Jun 25, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Establishes COVID-19 Unit

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a long-standing not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announces today the success of its specialty COVID-19 unit, established in response to the global pandemic. With support from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Bureau of Substance Addiction Services, the organization created an isolated unit that provides medically supervised detoxification and clinical stabilization services for clients who have tested positive for COVID-19, at its Westborough campus.
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May 20, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Announces New Contract with the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment, was awarded a new contract by the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office (NSO) to provide medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to offenders with substance use disorders. The program has treated 41 offenders with methadone since its inception.
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Apr 17, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Announces New Vice President of Information Technology

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announces today the appointment of Jonathan Miller as Vice President of Information Technology. In this newly created position, Miller will be responsible for developing, implementing, and managing the company’s information technology strategy.
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Mar 30, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Donates $150,000 to Westborough and Weymouth First Responders

Spectrum Health Systems Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, is pleased to announce a donation totaling $150,000 to Westborough and Weymouth’s first responders in recognition of the critical services they provide each day as the Commonwealth continues its push to combat the opioid epidemic and increase access to treatment.
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Feb 19, 2020 — Spectrum’s New England Recovery Center Designated as a Blue Distinction® Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

To help individuals suffering from a substance use disorder find facilities that deliver quality treatment and care, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) recognizes the New England Recovery Center (NERC) as one of the first facilities in the state to receive the Blue Distinction® Center for Substance Use Treatment and Recovery designation.
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Jan 28, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems and New England Recovery Center Hire Regional Business Development Liaison and Program Director

Experienced addiction treatment advocates to continue growth path of Westborough’s premiere addiction treatment facility Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts and its subsidiary the New England Recovery Center (NERC), an addiction treatment center located in Westborough, Mass., announced today the appointments of Catherine Collins as a Regional Business Development Liaison and Marybeth Adams as Program Director of NERC’s detox and residential programs.
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Nov 18, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Partners with Milford Regional Medical Center to Provide Immediate Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today a partnership with Milford Regional Medical Center (MRMC) to provide rapid access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to patients of the emergency department (ED) and other MRMC-affiliated patient care sites. Through this collaborative effort, Spectrum and MRMC are bridging the gap between emergency care and primary care offices for individuals struggling with substance use disorders and longer-term addiction treatment.
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Nov 07, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Adds Qaiser S. Khan, MD, MPH, to Connect Psychiatry and Medication-Assisted Treatment Practices

Khan is the latest addition to psychiatric branch, focusing on the intersection of substance use and mental health disorders
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Oct 07, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Launches Innovative Program for Treating Opioid Addiction in Worcester

New program allows for same-day admissions and immediate access to medication-assisted treatment Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts announces the recent launch of its new “Collaborative and Transitional Treatment” program. This innovative model serves as an intake hub to provide rapid access to treatment for people with opioid use disorders while helping to alleviate pressures on emergency departments.
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Sep 23, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Wins New Contract in Essex County, Massachusetts

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based addiction treatment, was recently awarded a $2.7 million three-year contract by the Essex County Sheriff’s Department in Massachusetts.
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Aug 26, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Celebrates One Year of its Community Partner Program Alongside Four Local Organizations

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, is one of five organizations celebrating one year since the launch of The Behavioral Health Partners of MetroWest (BHPMW). Started with the goal of breaking down the silos that exist in the current health care system, BHPMW provides an integrated system of treatment services centered on addiction, mental health and social health, expanding the capacity to address the overall behavioral health needs of clients served in the MetroWest and Central Massachusetts regions of the state.
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Aug 09, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems and Regis College Providing Tuition Assistance to Employees

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., is pleased to announce a new partnership with Regis College which allows Spectrum staff to receive tuition discounts on relevant graduate, doctoral and certificate programs.
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Jul 23, 2019 — Registration for Spectrum’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Now Open

The historic Worcester Country Club, home of the inaugural Ryder Cup, will play host to Spectrum’s 18th Annual Charity Golf Tournament on September 30, 2019. Please join us for our largest fundraising event of the year and share a fun-filled day with your friends while helping support Spectrum’s important work in the community.
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Jul 10, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Celebrates 50th Anniversary
 - Vows to Treat 500,000 More People by 2025

On June 21, 2019, Spectrum Health Systems celebrated its 50th anniversary at the historic Mechanics Hall in Worcester, Massachusetts. The event featured a video tribute recapping Spectrum’s 50-year history, delicious food catered by Peppers Artful Events and the inspirational story of Tony Hoffman, former BMX Elite Pro, Olympic coach, acclaimed speaker and founder of The Freewheel Project.
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Jun 03, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Expands Psychiatry Practice with Matthew Bock, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced the appointment of Matthew Bock, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for the organization’s growing practice.
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May 16, 2019 — Spectrum Health Systems Names Mark Brown Executive Director of Adolescent and Peer Services

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, announced today the promotion of Mark Brown to Executive Director of Adolescent and Peer Services. In this role, Brown will continue growing the organization’s suite of services focused on at-risk youth and peer recovery.
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