Addison Gilbert Hospital Senior Therapist Tom Peltz Wins 2010 “Counselor of the Year”
Prestigious award given by
the Massachusetts Association for Alcoholic and Drug Abuse
(Gloucester, MA) January 4, 2011 - Addison
Gilbert Hospital announced today that Thomas A. Peltz, a senior
therapist with the DISCOVER Program at Addison Gilbert Hospital has
been named the 2010 "Counselor of the Year" by the Massachusetts
Association for Alcoholic and Drug Abuse Counselors (MAADAC).
Peltz has also been nominated for the "National Counselor of the
Year" award given by the National Association for Addiction
"I am honored to be the recipient of this Counselor of the Year
award," said Peltz. "Addiction often has devastating impacts on
individuals and their families, and I feel very fortunate to be
able to devote my career to helping people through the challenges
associated with these illnesses. The DISCOVER Program at Addison
Gilbert Hospital brings together some of the best experts and
specialists in the state so that we can develop the best treatment
plans for each patient."
The DISCOVER Program at Addison Gilbert Hospital is an intensive
day treatment that brings together a multidisciplinary approach
that includes mental health counselors, licensed alcohol and drug
counselors, nurses and psychiatrists to help develop individualized
treatment plans for patients suffering from addictive illnesses or
dual diagnoses. The DISCOVER Program provides education, crisis
stabilization and the necessary support to help participants
succeed in their communities, work and families.
In his role as a senior therapist with the DISCOVER Program,
Peltz specializes in addiction treatment, mental health counseling,
spirituality, grief and trauma therapy. In addition to being
licensed as a mental health therapist and level one alcohol and
drug counselor in the state of Massachusetts, he is also certified
as an addiction specialist at the national level. Peltz also
works as a private practitioner in Beverly Farms.
Peltz has a Master of Education in Community Counseling and
earned his Clinical Pastoral Education Unit One. He also
participated in Education for the Ministry and attended the
spiritual direction training at the Mercy Center in California.
The MAADAC Counselor of the Year award was presented on December
3rd, 2010 at the 29th Annual Membership
Meeting in Westborough, Mass.
About Addison Gilbert Hospital
Addison Gilbert Hospital is a full service, 58-bed
medical/surgical acute care facility. The hospital, founded
in 1889, provides state-of-the-art inpatient and outpatient
care to residents of the Cape Ann community in specialties such as
radiology, cancer care, primary adult and pediatric care, day
surgery, midwifery, gynecology and maternity care, inpatient
geriatric services, and emergency medicine. Among all other
Massachusetts hospitals, Addison Gilbert continues to score among
the top hospitals in the nation for patient satisfaction in surveys
conducted by Press Ganey Associates. In addition, Addison
Gilbert Hospital has been named one of the nation's "100 Top
Hospitals" by Thomson.