Awards for excellence presented to four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri

Awards for excellence presented to four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri

(L-R) LPN Amanda Russell, FNP Nina Hill and LPN Lisa Taber. (Not pictured) RN Linda Ahlfield

Four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri have been awarded ‘VPO Coins’ for excellence. The Vice President of Operations (VPO) Coin was created by Corizon Health VPO (Missouri, Kansas) Ralf Salke to recognize those team members who consistently go above and beyond in living out the Corizon Health Vision and Mission on a daily basis.

Amanda Russell, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Farmington Correctional Center (FCC) in Farmington, Missouri, was awarded a VPO Coin for winning a ‘Life Saver Award’ from the Missouri Department of Corrections, a Corizon Health client partner since 1992. The Missouri DOC’s Life Saver Awards are handed out to those who helped save a life by helping an offender or fellow team member in crisis. Nurse Russell achieved both of these requirements when she assisted in reviving a fellow employee, as well as assisting on an offender code. Furthermore, this marks the third time Amanda has received a VPO Coin for excellence—and, the first time an employee has received three VPO Coins since the award’s inception.

VPO Coins were also awarded to Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Nina Hill, LPN Lisa Taber and Registered Nurse (RN) Linda Ahlfield for “quick actions and superior skills” which “saved the life of an offender who’d attempted suicide.” The three nurses are part of the Corizon Health team at Southeast Correctional Center (SECC) in Charleston, Missouri.

We publicly congratulate these four Corizon Health nurses for showcasing the initiative and critical thinking it takes to be a correctional nurse.