Leader Leaving –
Oct. 12, 2020 – DASPOP’s decision to select Tieman as this year’s honoree was unanimous, Deb Beck, president, said in a news release.
“His insight and skill developed Caron into a leading provider of services in the addiction treatment field that has paved the way for first steps to recovery for thousands of those suffering with the disease of addiction,” Beck said. “Doug’s 25 years of guidance and leadership in the field has made all of us stronger and better.” Tieman advocated for substance use disorder to be regarded as a chronic, treatable disease. Under his direction, Caron expanded its education, prevention and research initiatives and became the only free-standing treatment center to have an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME, accredited fellowship for addiction medicine.
Tieman also oversaw the transformation of Caron’s medical department, creating the Carole and Ray Neag Medical Center on Caron’s campus in South Heidelberg Township and developing a second medical center, the Keele Center, which is currently under construction in South Florida.
In December 2017, Tieman testified before Congress on behalf of patients and their families to increase access to ethical, quality substance use disorder treatment. He also remains committed to helping families from Caron’s home base, Berks County, access treatment.