Tags: patient safety , community , redesigning care , community partnerships

At Partners HealthCare, we’ve made it our priority to create new and enhanced prevention and treatment options for the communities we serve. And in our 2015 Annual Report, we’ve highlighted the people, programs and research that we hope will break the cycle of addiction in Massachusetts—and beyond.

You’ll read about a creative collaboration with the Charlestown Division of the Boston Municipal Court that helps steer defendants to treatment and an initiative at Newton- Wellesley Hospital that has put overdose-reversing Narcan treatments in the hands of local first responders.

We also describe the work of Joji Suzuki, MD, Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at BWH who is testing a novel approach to substance use disorder treatment that combines buprenorphine treatment with group therapy. And you’ll learn how Sarah Wakeman, MD, Medical Director for Substance Use Disorders at MGH, is using the power of peer advocacy to ease the path to recovery through certified recovery coaches, who are themselves in addiction recovery.

You’ll find these stories and more in the 2015 Partners HealthCare Annual Report.

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