BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (Oct. 16, 2013)  – Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, has been awarded a new healthcare contract with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC). The initial agreement is for 18 months, with four two-year term renewal opportunities.

“This new partnership is possible due to the daily focus within our company on serving our patients and clients with the highest level of quality care and service,” said Corizon’s CEO, Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D. “We look forward to partnering with the KDOC and exceeding their expectations for years to come.”

The new contract with KDOC will go into effect January 1, 2014. Corizon will deliver comprehensive medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to approximately 10,000 offenders in adult and juvenile facilities throughout the state. Corizon will also provide substance abuse and sex offender treatment to youth offenders.

About Corizon

Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 500 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 410,000 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