Corizon News: Corizon Wins Lane County, ORE. Contract For Healthcare Services
Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced that it has been awarded the contract for healthcare services in Lane County, Ore., effective July 1, 2012.
The 500-bed Lane County Adult Corrections facility has historically overseen its own healthcare services, but in light of rising healthcare costs, opted to publish an RFI in 2010 to assess the value of privatizing those services. After completing the RFI and RFP process, which included receiving strong recommendations from existing Corizon clients in nearby Washington and Clackamas Counties, Lane County selected Corizon as the winning healthcare service provider.
“Through this RFI/RFP process, we have shown Lane County that privatizing will bring a successful partnership and improve the healthcare services to their patients,” said Jon Walker, Corizon’s senior vice president of business development. “Because of the outstanding performance of our operations team on the ground in these other contracts, we were given excellent references by these clients, and we believe these references greatly enhanced the specifics of our proposal.”
Within the contract, a Corizon operations team will provide administrative services related to the provision of comprehensive medical, mental health, dental and ancillary services to inmates in custody of the Lane County facility.
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.