Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence
Investing in medical leadership and excellence to ensure the best possible care.
What Makes Caron a Center of Excellence?
A Center of Excellence is an addiction treatment provider that “demonstrates leadership and the highest clinical quality in a field of specialized treatment.” Treatment centers that demonstrate leadership in these areas have earned the trust not only of their patients and families but also of the industry.
- Reputation and experience of our physicians: Across our continuum of care along the East Coast, Caron has 10+ physicians on staff, many who are board certified in two or more disciplines, 18 doctorate-level psychologists, and 20+ registered nurses. The depth and breadth of experience and expertise in many specialties— which includes psychiatry, chronic pain, internal medicine, and integrative medicine—empowers Caron to handle both the physical and mental health of our patients such as chronic pain conditions, detox, and co-occurring behavioral health disorders.
- Affiliations: The physicians at Caron have faculty appointments at a number of medical schools, including Renaissance School of Medicine, Stony Brook University, and Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, and are on staff at Tower Health System’s Reading Hospital.
- On-site medical centers in PA & FL: Caron provides high quality treatment and sophisticated medical care with two medical centers: the Carole and Ray Neag Medical Center (47,000-sq.-ft.) at Caron Pennsylvania and The Keele Center (100,000-sq.-ft.) at Caron Florida. They have intake and cognitive testing rooms; separate units for detox and medical stabilization; neurofeedback/cognitive services; and an extended level of care for Older Adult programs (PA & FLA) and Ocean Drive residential program (FL). The center is staffed by world-class physicians, licensed professionals, and nurses. Our medical centers allow us to extend the continuum of services —from detox and treatment to aftercare.
Medical training programs: Caron is one of the few independent treatment centers in the country with an Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). ACGME has recognized the program with a “commendation,” the highest level of accreditation possible, meaning the program meets a gold standard in physician education. Since 2012, Caron Pennsylvania has trained 14 fellows and accepts two per academic year. Fellows come to Caron already accredited and board-certified in a specialty, like emergency medicine, for example. Because they are experienced and proficient in their practice of medicine, they complement and enhance our medical staff during their fellowship.
- Medical partnerships: Our long-standing reputation for quality treatment and commitment to our communities has helped us build strong affiliations with the medical community. Caron Florida has solid relationships with local hospitals, including Delray Medical Center, which allows us to work closely to accommodate individual’s needs, including urgent medical care. At Caron Pennsylvania, many of our physicians are also on staff at Tower Health System’s Reading Hospital. This connection provides our patients with access to acute care as they need it. Across the Caron continuum, our patients are assured excellent continuity of care throughout their treatment. Caron has established partnerships with local universities for nurse practitioners training and rotations as well as social work internships, such as Florida Atlantic University’s School of Social Work and Misericordia University in Pennsylvania. For a duration of six to eight weeks, students gain exposure to clinical as well as addiction treatment for a well-rounded experience.
- Research Excellence: Strong partnerships with leading medical research institutions and highly regarded research professionals enable us to continuously strengthen our evidence-based behavioral health and addiction treatment. Caron staff members are active partners in research studies related to addiction and behavioral health treatment as well as patient outcomes. Our medical staff and researchers have affiliations with leading medical and academic institutions, which allow us to continually improve and implement new evidence-based practices, including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and Alto Neuroscience.