Corizon Health News
05/ 13/ 2016
Brentwood, TN - (May 13, 2016) - Contact: Erin Ivie, (510) 871-3746
Longtime Care Provider Protests Lack of Transparency in Bid Process
Oakland, CA – Corizon Health, Alameda County’s 28-year provider of correctional healthcare, is protesting a recommendation to award the contract for inmate health services, concerned that the process does not allow...
05/ 02/ 2016
Brentwood, TN (May 2, 2016) – The Wyoming Department of Corrections (WDOC) has chosen Corizon Health to continue providing inmate medical services.
“Wyoming is an outstanding example of a health services team that works well together and in partnership with the state to provide ongoing excellence,” Corizon Health President and Chief Operating Officer...
04/ 08/ 2016
Brentwood, TN (April 6, 2016) – Corizon Health, the nation’s foremost provider of correctional healthcare, today endorsed the National Patient Safety Foundation’s recently released report Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after To Err Is Human.
Corizon Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety Rebekah Haggard, MD, CHCQM,...
03/ 22/ 2016
BRENTWOOD, TN (March 22, 2016) – The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office was notified Monday that the jail medical program provided by Corizon Health is fully accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG).
The Chatham County Jail was first accredited by MAG in July 2014, receiving a 100 percent score on the health services...
05/ 27/ 2016
AJA American Jails—(Jan/Feb 2016)—In Okaloosa County, Florida, we have begun a unique program, aptly named “Baby and Me.” This program evolved as a result of the many patients...
05/ 27/ 2016
Corrections Forum—(Sept/Oct 2015)—Case Study: A.C., an 82-year old male with diabetes, hypertension and coronary artery disease, was a first-time offender who entered the correctional system at an...
05/ 27/ 2016
Corrections Forum—(Sept/Oct 2015)—Studies show that inmates are biologically older than their chronological age, often by more than a decade. They also tend to have more health issues than...
07/ 27/ 2016
by: Becky Pinney, Sr. Vice President Nursing
Correctional nurses are tough, smart, hard-working and unique. They work in the challenging environment of jails and prisons—places where many others would
07/ 18/ 2016
by: Rebekah Haggard, MD, VP, Patient Safety Officer
Studies have shown a severe decline in performance with multi-tasking. Humans can do one task well and two tasks relatively well, but
07/ 15/ 2016
Corizon healthcare providers participated in the “Beyond the Walls: Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit,” held recently at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. The event brought together communities of professionals