Rosecrance President/CEO Philip Eaton was recently recognized by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers as a recipient of the Nelson J. Bradley Career Achievement Award.
The Nelson J. Bradley Career Achievement Award recognizes the career achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to modern addiction treatment. Eaton has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over 40 years, having begun his career as a social worker at Rosecrance in 1971. Named CEO and President in 1982, Mr. Eaton’s vision and skill led Rosecrance to open the first treatment program for adolescents in Northern Illinois and to develop Rosecrance as an example of the finest addiction treatment in the nation.
Eaton holds a Master of Science Degree in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Trinity International University. He has served as Chairman and a Board member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Association (IADDA).
Eaton was awarded the Northern Illinois University College of Health and Human Services Alumni of the Year Award in 2001; the Administrator of the Year Award by the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators in 2002 and was the recipient of the Distinguished Community Award from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford in 2002. In 2011, Eaton was named Alumnus of the Year by Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL.