MAG reaffirms accreditation of Chatham County Jail, Georgia

MAG reaffirms accreditation of Chatham County Jail, GeorgiaChatham County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) just learned their jail medical program provided by Corizon Health is fully accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG). Chatham County Jail was first accredited by MAG in 2014, receiving a 100 percent score on the health services audit. Previous to MAG’s accreditation, the jail was fully accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), an independent organization created by the American Medical Association that sets the standards recognized by our profession and the courts as the benchmark for establishing and measuring a correctional health services system. MAG’s accreditation and Corizon Health policies and practices at the jail are based upon NCCHC standards.

Corizon Health President and COO Scott Bowers said hard work by both CCSO jail leadership and Corizon Health’s team of professionals to maintain consistently high standards of care have assured the County that the jail medical program meets recognized standards of care.

“Corizon Health has maintained a quality healthcare program in Chatham County for the past 23 years,” Bowers said, then commended the Sheriff’s Office and Corizon staff for continuing to work together politically charged wake of a high-profile inmate death to ensure the healthcare needs of Chatham County detainees are met.

“I have every confidence in our people, policies and practices in Chatham County,” Bowers said. “I want to acknowledge and thank our front-line healthcare professionals for their steadfast dedication to the patients in our care throughout the challenges of the past year.”