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Jeffrey Hillis Named Chair of NAPHS Addiction Treatment Committee

WORCESTER — Jeffrey Hillis, president of AdCare Hospital, was named chair of the National Assoc. of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Addiction Treatment Committee, NAPHS board chair Dr. Lisa Shea announced.

Hillis is also a member of the NAPHS board of trustees, as well as chair of the Massachusetts Assoc. of Behavioral Health Systems and a member of the Massachusetts Hospital Assoc. Substance Abuse Task Force.

The NAPHS Addiction Treatment Committee advocates for the resources necessary to best serve the millions of Americans of all ages who are experiencing serious, complex, and potentially life-threatening addictive disorders and co-occurring substance use/psychiatric disorders. The committee provides a forum within NAPHS for discussion and recommendation of action plans related to issues affecting addiction-treatment providers and the patients they serve.

Conceived in 1975 as a 10-bed alcoholism service in a general hospital, AdCare Hospital has grown to become a leading provider of treatment services for persons affected by substance-use disorders, with inpatient and outpatient facilities in Worcester, Boston, Quincy, North Dartmouth, and West Springfield, Mass., and in Warwick and North Kingston, R.I.

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