Gwinnett County Jail receives accreditation for health care standards

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (Oct. 23, 2012) — Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, is pleased to announce the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville, Ga. has received accreditation for healthcare standards from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC). Corizon has been the healthcare provider for the facility since 1997.

The NCCHC, a not-for-profit organization that sets standards for health services in correctional facilities, sent a team of five clinical professionals to the facility for four days to review its medical and mental health services delivery program, and found it to be in compliance with the organization’s high standards.

“Achieving NCCHC accreditation means a great deal in our industry and documents the commitment to quality and exceptional service amongst the Gwinnett County staff,” said Carla Cesario, Corizon’s Senior Vice President of Operations. “I am so pleased that our team’s hard work has been recognized, and am confident that they will continue to exceed expectations in providing care to our inmate patients.”

The accreditation process is voluntarily performed by clinical professionals who assess whether the facility’s health services meet the NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services. The Standards include governance and administration, safety, personnel and training, health care services and support, inmate care and treatment, health promotion, special needs and services, health records and medical-legal issues. During Gwinnett County’s accreditation process, the NCCHC team reviewed the facility’s medical policies and procedures, inspecting medical records and conducting interviews with inmates and staff.

About Corizon

Corizon provides quality healthcare services at 410 correctional facilities across the country serving more than 340,300 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.