Spectrum Board Member Spotlight: Kashif Siddiqui

Spectrum Health Systems is committed to providing comprehensive treatment options for those struggling with addiction. A strong and passionate board of directors is essential to achieve this mission. We are pleased to spotlight one such member, Kashif Siddiqui, who brings a wealth of financial knowledge and personal commitment to the fight against addiction. Professional Background ...

April 29th, 2024|

What’s It Like to Work in Addiction Treatment?

Are you interested in working with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorder? Seeing the stigma surrounding substance use disorder can make this profession appear daunting, however it can also be incredibly rewarding. Following a career path into addiction treatment and behavioral health, you’ll find yourself among a community dedicated to providing unwavering support. ...

January 31st, 2024|

A Letter from Our President: Kurt Isaacson Reflects on 2023

2023 was a year of remarkable progress and achievements at Spectrum Health Systems. We took numerous strides toward our goal of making treatment more accessible for the most vulnerable populations while continuing to look for ways to retain and recruit staff that make it all possible. One of Spectrum’s proudest achievements came in February when ...

December 27th, 2023|

Congratulations to Athena Haddon on her Salute to Excellence Award

An incredible amount of effort is needed in our mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and recovery supports. That’s why Spectrum Health Systems is proud to employ individuals that are skilled, qualified—and most importantly—passionate about recovery. One employee that embodies these characteristics every day is Athena Haddon. Athena has worked at Spectrum ...

December 8th, 2023|

Spectrum’s Ondrea Hilts on Helping People Find Recovery

Before she began working with Spectrum Health Systems, Ondrea Hilts was in college, pursuing a degree in psychology with a minor in justice studies. She knew she wanted to help people but hadn’t decided on a specific career path. Soon, though, a family tragedy would shape her plans for the future when she lost her ...

November 28th, 2023|

Making a Difference with Stefania Cunningham, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Stefania Cunningham’s tenure at Spectrum began 10 years ago. Originally joining as a per diem nurse, she now works as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner based out of Spectrum’s Weymouth location, providing psychiatric services to clients throughout Massachusetts. In her time with Spectrum, she’s seen many changes and developments, both in the organization and in the ...

November 15th, 2023|

Observing Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

When young people are growing and developing, it's crucial that they understand the risks life can present to them. Not only are they having formative experiences that could impact them well into their adulthood, but their brains are also still in critical phases of development, making them vulnerable to the risks they take and the ...

October 11th, 2023|

National Recovery Month: Spectrum’s Voices of Recovery

A hallmark of substance use disorder and treatment is that there is no one recovery journey—everyone experiences different roadblocks and successes on different timelines, and almost always requires a unique combination of support services along the way. For National Recovery Month, we spoke with several of our clients and staff members in recovery themselves to ...

September 11th, 2023|

Observing International Overdose Awareness Day

International Overdose Awareness Day occurs every year on August 31st, serving as a stark reminder of the devastation of the opioid crisis. In the past few years, overdose deaths have increased dramatically. In the United States, more than 100,000 people die as the result of an overdose each year. That’s more than double the number ...

August 30th, 2023|

Pride Month: Honoring and Celebrating the LGBTQ+ Community

With Pride Month in full swing, Spectrum Health Systems honors the LGBTQ+ community and acknowledges the difficulties encountered by its members. The disadvantages, discrimination, and other challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community create an increased risk of behavioral health issues such as substance use disorder, self-harm, depression, and anxiety. The National Institute of Health (NIH) ...

June 14th, 2023|

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