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05/ 13/ 2016

CORIZON COMMITTED TO CONTINUED CARE AS ALAMEDA COUNTY STAFF RECOMMENDS CHANGE

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

WYOMING DOC CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP

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

CORIZON HEALTH ENDORSES NATIONAL PATIENT SAFETY FOUNDATION REPORT

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

MAG REAFFIRMS ACCREDITATION OF THE CHATHAM COUNTY JAIL

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...

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

07/ 27/ 2016

Essentials for success as a nurse in the correctional setting

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

Teamwork aids in task accomplishment, improves patient outcomes

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

Prison Healthcare and Reentry Summit takes place in Philadelphia

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