Jeffrey W. Hillis, J.D., M.B.A., President and CEO
Jeffrey W. Hillis is the President and CEO of AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc., an alcohol and drug specialty hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts with outpatient locations in Worcester, West Springfield, Boston, Quincy, and North Dartmouth, Massachusetts, as well as in Warwick, Rhode Island. The AdCare Inc. system also operates AdCare Rhode Island, a detoxification and residential facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island and AdCare Criminal Justice Services, Inc. (ACJS), a company that provides community corrections education and treatment services in Massachusetts. The AdCare, Inc. system was acquired on March 1, 2018 by American Addiction Centers (AAC) of Brentwood, TN, a national provider of substance use treatment that shares the same commitment to clinical care, enhancing AdCare’s capacity to treat patients struggling with substance use.
A third-generation member of the Hillis family, Jeffrey Hillis is committed to continuing the AdCare tradition of providing quality patient care. Mr. Hillis, who joined AdCare Hospital as Vice President of Administration in 2002, became President of the Hospital in 2014 and President and CEO in 2018. He continues to oversee hospital operations, including The Joint Commission, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Massachusetts Department of Public Health, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) survey processes for AdCare Hospital. Mr. Hillis is a frequent presenter at conferences on issues related to substance use disorder treatment and meets regularly with legislative leaders, executive branch leaders, and representatives from managed care organizations to discuss issues surrounding substance use disorder treatment, managed care, finance, legal issues, and employment.
Jeffrey Hillis is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Addiction Treatment Committee, as well as past Chair and a current Member of the Massachusetts Association of Behavioral Health Systems (MABHS), serving on the organization’s Finance Committee, Standing Committee on Public Affairs, and Substance Use Disorder Task Force. He is also a member of the Beacon Provider Advisory Committee. Local affiliations include Retired Board Member and Past Treasurer of the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts; retired Board Member and Past Treasurer of the American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts; and Retired Board Member and Past President of the Worcester Economic Club.
A magna cum laude graduate of Stonehill College, Mr. Hillis holds a juris doctor and master’s of business administration degrees from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Prior experience includes a position as Senior Tax Consultant with a strong focus on health care for Deloitte & Touche in Boston, Massachusetts.