Corizon News: Corizon Issues Statement
Brentwood, TN July 26, 2012—The Office of Inspector General for the City of Philadelphia announced a no-fault settlement with PHS (one of the companies that formed Corizon) on a minority subcontracting issue that arose several years ago. Corizon agreed to pay $1.8 million as part of the settlement, and will still be eligible to bid on Philadelphia business. The company issued the following statement in response to media inquiries:
- PHS’ contract actions were transparent throughout the process, with no attempt to hide anything, and a desire only to comply with contract provisions concerning minority, women and disabled subcontractor participation.
- PHS received what it believed to be the appropriate City officials’ permission to handle the pharmacy subcontract arrangement the way it did. PHS would not have proceeded with the subcontract arrangement if we had known that we needed additional approvals. As soon as the Company learned it was non-compliant, it immediately changed subcontractors.
- We appreciate the OIG’s acknowledgement of PHS’ full cooperation throughout the investigation, and now that the matter is closed, reiterate our policy to be in full compliance with all minority, women and disabled subcontracting requirements. That was always our intent.
Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 423 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 317,000 inmates in 29 states. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and the operational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Corizon is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. For more information, please visit www.corizonhealth.com.