Gwinnett County renews correctional healthcare contract with Corizon Health

Gwinnett County renews correctional healthcare contract with Corizon HealthOn Tuesday, September 22, Gwinnett County (GA) officially approved the renewal of the Corizon Health’s contract to provide comprehensive medical care to the inmates at the two facilities there – Gwinnett County Jail (GCJ) and Gwinnett County Detention Center (GCDC). Gwinnett County has been a Corizon Health client partner since 1997.

Earlier this year, GCDC achieved a 100% score on its National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) reaccreditation survey, and GCJ received a perfect score of 100% on their American Correctional Association (ACA) audit. In May 2015, GCDC was also selected as a “Best Practice Model” by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center for their partnership with the Community Bridge Program and the Gwinnett Re-entry Intervention Program (GRIP). And, Corizon Health partners with Gwinnett County on another program that is showing early success, the “Baby & Me” program. Implemented in August 2015, this program for incarcerated expectant mothers is intended to promote healthy pregnancies, improve outcomes for mothers and infants, and prepare families for welcoming an infant into their homes.

We are very pleased with the work our Corizon Health team has done in Gwinnett County for the past 17 years, and we look forward to continuing to serve this valued client partner for years to come.