Nov 24, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems Receives 7th Consecutive CARF Accreditation

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a not-for-profit organization providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts and beyond, has been awarded a three-year accreditation from CARF International for treating inmates with substance use disorders within prison and probation settings throughout the state of Georgia.
Read more »

Oct 22, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems’ Statewide Corrections Director of Medication for Opioid Use Disorders Awarded Outstanding Leadership Award

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 Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) has awarded this year’s Outstanding Leadership Award to Tracy Desruisseaux, Director of the organization’s Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD) program with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections (MADOC).
Read more »

Sep 21, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems, Inc. Wins Two Contracts with the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of evidence-based addiction treatment, announced it was recently re-awarded two contracts by the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services. Spectrum was the incumbent provider for both solicitations.
Read more »

Apr 09, 2021 — Spectrum Health Systems Donates $180,000 To Local Food Banks

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc., a longtime not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, is donating $180,000 to 19 local foodbanks in the Commonwealth. Coinciding with the locations of Spectrum’s treatment centers, each food bank received between $5,000 - $10,000.
Read more »

Mar 16, 2021 — Tufts Health Plan, New England Recovery Center, a Subsidiary of Spectrum Health Systems, and Pear Therapeutics Team up to Support Members in Recovery From Substance Use Disorder

Tufts Health Plan and addiction treatment provider Spectrum Health Systems today announced a plan with Pear Therapeutics Inc., the leader in Prescription Digital Therapeutics (PDTs), to pilot FDA-authorized digital therapeutics to support members and enhance their recovery journeys. This collaboration supports Tufts Health Plan and Spectrum’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Center of Innovation, a new joint effort between the two entities to address the complicated nature of SUDs and provide solutions for easier treatment access and innovation in care.
Read more »

Feb 08, 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.
Read more »

Jan 07, 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).
Read more »

Dec 11, 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.
Read more »

Nov 23, 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.
Read more »

Oct 22, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeffrey Baxter, Recognized by Association for Behavioral Healthcare

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.
Read more »

Sep 03, 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 its newest outpatient treatment facility in Great Barrington, Mass., located at 290 Park Street.
Read more »

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.
Read more »

Jun 26, 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.
Read more »

May 21, 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.
Read more »

Apr 20, 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.
Read more »

Apr 13, 2020 — Spectrum Staff Talk with WCVB about Addiction Treatment During COVID-19

Addiction has not stopped for COVID-19 and neither has Spectrum, though it has changed the way treatment is offered. Help is available if you are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction. Tune into the interview here: Addiction services change in response to COVID-19.
Read more »

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.
Read more »

Feb 26, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems Inc. Welcomes Andrew Salmon as Board Chair

Spectrum Health Systems Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment throughout Massachusetts, today announced the appointment of its new Board Chair, Andrew Salmon. Previously a Trustee, Mr. Salmon will help direct new initiatives as Board Chair while guiding Spectrum in its efforts to bring addiction treatment resources and education to the various communities it serves.
Read more »

Feb 20, 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.
Read more »

Jan 30, 2020 — Spectrum Health Systems and New England Recovery Center Hire Regional Business Development Liaison and Program Director

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.
Read more »