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Caron Treatment Centers Appoints Kristine Bashore Chief Operating Officer

Bashore will continue to foster diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity

Wernersville, PA – June 15, 2022 - Caron Treatment Centers, a leading, internationally recognized non-profit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education, announced that Kristine Bashore is Caron’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Bashore, who has been with the organization for more than 20 years, will lead the day-to-day operations at Caron and will continue to oversee the alignment of the organization’s resources with its new three-year strategic plan. This position formalizes the role Bashore has played for more than a year – managing the day-to-day operational functions of Caron, revitalizing and reinvigorating human resources and training teams, and managing the launch of The Keele Center, Caron’s state-of-the-art medical center expected to open in South Florida in early 2023.

“Kris is a remarkable leader who is always one step ahead,” said Brad Sorte, Caron’s President and CEO. “She was integral to the development of our new strategic plan that we are about to embark on. Her understanding of the organization’s clinical excellence, its values-driven mission and its culture of inclusion is exactly what we need to take Caron to the next level.”

In her role as Caron’s Chief Operating Officer, Bashore said she will prioritize engaging and providing growth opportunities for employees, producing excellent outcomes and standards, access to treatment through value-based insurance contracts, investing in innovative research, expanding Caron’s reach into more underserved communities, and fostering diversity, inclusion, and cultural sensitivity.

“I’m excited to officially take on this strategic position at this critical time in the history our organization,” said Bashore. “I see my role as empowering Caron’s amazing teams so they can focus on transforming the lives of individuals and families.”

She is responsible for the oversight of Caron’s facilities, human resources, training, quality, compliance, risk management, admissions, regional services, business development, marketing and communications. She previously held the roles of Chief Human Resource Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and, most recently, Chief Administrative Officer.

During her tenure at Caron, Bashore has been actively engaged in expanding services for patients and families on Caron’s campuses as well as regional locations across Caron’s continuum of services. Additionally, Bashore led the expansion from 265 staff members to more than 750 employees. Today, under her direction, Caron maintains a corporate turnover rate of 18%.

Prior to joining Caron, Bashore held human resources senior management positions with a pharmaceutical company and a regional financial institution. She holds a senior certified professional human resource certification from The Society of Human Resource Management and a bachelor’s degree from East Stroudsburg University.

Caron Treatment Centers
Caron Treatment Centers is an internationally recognized nonprofit dedicated to addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment, research, prevention, and addiction medicine education. Headquartered in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, our mission is Recovery for Life. For more than 65 years, we have helped thousands of individuals struggling with substance use disorder and their families begin to manage this chronic, treatable disease. Caron provides a continuum of care for teens, young adults, women, men, and older adults. Caron’s signature programming provides concierge treatment for executives, healthcare professionals and older adults. In addition to the Pennsylvania campus, Caron provides services in Palm Beach County, Florida, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and New York City. Caron accepts several major insurance plans and provides financial assistance for those who qualify. For more information, please visit caron.org or @CaronTreatment.

Media Contact:
Karen Pasternack

Senior Director, Media Relations, Caron Treatment Centers

kpasternack@caron.org | 610-413-6938

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