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2014 Behavioral Healthcare Very Honorable Mention Raymond V. Tamasi

July 18, 2014
by Julie Miller
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Very Honorable Mention
Ray Tamasi

Raymond V. Tamasi

President and CEO

Gosnold on Cape Cod

Falmouth, Mass.


Over the past 42 years, Ray Tamasi has led Gosnold on Cape Cod from its start as a small detox unit to its current status as a regional resource for treatment and education. Now with 55 beds,  female and male residential treatment programs, seven outpatient sites, a rehabilitation program and two gender-specific residences, Gosnold is still working toward the future.

A pioneer in the field, Tamasi was among the first in the industry to recognize the value of opiate-blocking medication therapy using Vivitrol (naltrexone). To support the local community, he also has leveraged his vision to eradicate addiction by creating the Prevention and Early Intervention program that educates students, parents, educators and the community on the negative effects of drug and alcohol abuse. This year, he is beginning a new telehealth initiative, which was funded through a grant, to extend access to care.

“Ray has consistently scanned the horizon of the behavioral healthcare field and carefully monitored trends that others have overlooked. Through thoughtful  and decisive actions, Ray ensures that Gosnold is always on the cutting edge of the treatment field,” says Lori McCarthy, national director of clinical outreach.