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11/ 01/ 2016

PRIVACY INCIDENT AT CORIZON HEALTH, INC.

Brentwood, TN (October 18, 2016) - Corizon Health, Inc. (“Corizon”) is committed to protecting the security and confidentiality of our patients’ information. Regrettably, this notice concerns an incident involving some of that information. On August 19, 2016, Corizon learned that information relating to some of our patients in Fulton County, Georgia may have been...

10/ 28/ 2016

CORIZON HEALTH ANNOUNCES CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

Brentwood, TN (October 24, 2016) – Corizon Health Chief Executive Officer Karey Witty today announced Scot Ward as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In the newly created position, Ward will oversee the correctional healthcare provider’s IT, Analytics and Contracting departments. Most recently, Ward served as an Executive Advisor with Beecken...

09/ 22/ 2016

CORIZON HEALTH-BACKED DOULA PROGRAM IN ALABAMA’S TUTWILER PRISON EXPECTED TO IMPROVE FAMILY OUTCOMES

Montgomery, AL (September 22, 2016) – The doula program for pregnant women at Alabama’s Tutwiler Correctional Facility was featured Friday (Sept. 16) at the women’s health steering committee for the Alabama Department of Public Health. Ashley Lovell, executive director of East Alabama Birth Village, told the women’s health committee that she...

09/ 09/ 2016

CORIZON HEALTH APPOINTS HEALTH INDUSTRY VETERAN AS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Jim Donovan brings track record of growth to the company Brentwood, TN (September 9, 2016) — Corizon Health Chief Executive Officer Karey Witty has tapped Jim Donovan for the role of Chief Operating Officer. Donovan, an accomplished health industry leader, has been the architect of growth in many prior ventures serving the Medicaid,...

Industry News

05/ 27/ 2016

Baby and Me Program Seeks to Provide for Needs of Pregnant Inmates

Baby and Me Program Seeks to Provide for Needs of Pregnant Inmates
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

Dementia in the Incarcerated: Ready or Not?

Dementia in the Incarcerated: Ready or Not?
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

Dispensing Medications: Policies and Procedures

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...

Corizon Connections

11/ 30/ 2016

Corizon Health well-represented at NCCHC annual conference

Corizon Health exhibit staff (L-R) Theresa Halsey, Janet Vogelaar, Courtney Penning, Curtis Miles, Jaime Starkey and Frank Fletcher The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) in October held its

11/ 30/ 2016

Leon County, Florida achieves excellence on recent NCCHC inspection

Corizon Health’s team at the Leon County Jail in Tallahassee, Florida recently received a status of “excellent,” from the inspector conducting the survey for the site’s National Commission

11/ 30/ 2016

The correlation between PTSD and criminogenic thinking in incarcerated veterans

MAJ Mark Fleming, Ph.D., Vice President Operations Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring when a traumatic stressor, such as injury or