Arizona facilities in Tucson and Florence receive NCCHC accreditation

Arizona facilities in Tucson and Florence receive NCCHC accreditation

The Corizon Health teams in Tucson (above) and Florence (below)

Arizona facilities in Tucson and Florence receive NCCHC accreditation

Congratulations to Corizon Health teams in Tucson and Florence (AZ), for their hard work in achieving accreditation with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). While many facilities follow NCCHC standards without actually seeking accreditation, those that do send a clear message of commitment to providing a nationally accepted standard of care in health services delivery. A survey team composed of compliance experts – usually experienced physicians, nurses and other health professionals – visit facilities seeking accreditation to measure compliance with NCCHC standards. The surveyors review medical records, policies and procedures, as well as interviewing health staff, correctional officers and inmates.

The Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) in Tucson is comprised of 8 facilities housing over 5,000 inmates. This tremendous achievement is thanks in no small part to Health Services Administrator (HSA) Tammy Porter and her fantastic team.

The Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) in Florence consists of 5 facilities housing over 4,000 inmates. Thanks go to Jan Epp and all the others on the outstanding Florence team who worked long and hard with staff in both Tucson and Florence to achieve this important accreditation.

Corizon Health has a 100% success rate in obtaining and maintaining accreditation in every facility in which accreditation is sought. More than 70 facilities where Corizon Health is the healthcare provider are currently accredited by the NCCHC.