Addiction Medicine Center of Excellence

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What Makes Caron a Center of Excellence?

America's Best Addiction Treatment Centers - Caron

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
    most of whom are board certified in two or more disciplines. Supporting our patients’ medical and psychological needs are 8
    doctorate-level psychologists, 3 Nurse Practitioners, 3 Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners, and over 20 registered nurses. The depth and breadth of experience and expertise in many specialties— which includes psychiatry, emergency medicine, pain management, 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 hold a variety of academic appointments. Several serve on national boards dedicated to the advancement of prevention, education, research, and treatment.
  • On-site medical centers in PA & FL: Caron provides high quality treatment and sophisticated medical care with two state of the art medical centers: the Carole and Ray Neag Medical Center (47,000-sq.-ft.) at Caron's Pennsylvania campus and The Keele Center (100,000-sq.-ft.) at Caron's Florida campus. Each has intake and cognitive testing rooms; separate units for withdrawal management/detox and medical stabilization; neurofeedback/cognitive services; and a residential Older Adult/Medically Complex programs (PA & FLA), Grandview residential program (PA), and Ocean Drive residential program (FL). The centers are staffed by world-class physicians, licensed clinical 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's Pennsylvania campus has trained 24 fellows, accepting two per academic year. Fellows come to Caron licensed, and board-certified in a specialty, such as internal medicine, for example. Because they are experienced and proficient in their practice of medicine, the fellows complement and enhance our medical staff during their training.

  • Medical partnerships: Our long-standing reputation for quality treatment and commitment to our neighbors has helped us build strong affiliations with the surrounding medical communities. Caron's Florida campus enjoys 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's Pennsylvania campus, our physicians enjoy collegial relationships with staff at Tower Health System’s Reading Hospital. Two graduates of our addiction medicine fellowship are full-time physicians on Tower’s medical staff. This connection provides our patients with access to acute care as needed. Across the Caron continuum, our patients are assured excellent continuity of care throughout their treatment.
  • 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, including the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAADA), Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, and The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, which allows us to continually improve upon and implement innovative evidence-based practices.

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