Health Services Administrator honored twice at Riverside Regional Jail, Virginia

Health Services Administrator honored twice at Riverside Regional Jail, Virginia

HSA Kelli Rogers with Superintendent Jeff Newton

Kelli Rogers, Health Services Administrator (HSA) for Corizon Health at Riverside Regional Jail Authority (RRJA) in North Prince George, Virginia, was recently recognized with an “Administrative Award of Merit,” as well as the “Distinguished Employee Award.”

Shortly after Ms. Rogers was appointed HSA, she began working diligently with RRJA’s Compliance and Training Department staff to prepare for the American Correctional Association’s (ACA) Adult Local Detention Facilities (ALDF) re-accreditation audit, as well as the initial audit for ACA’s Adult Community Residential Services (ACRS). Her actions were instrumental in the jail authority achieving a perfect score of 100 percent for all ALDF mandatory standards and a 99 percent score for all non-mandatory standards. RRJA also achieved a 100 percent score on all ACRS standards. More specifically, Kelli was able to help the facility – a new client of Corizon Health’s – become compliant with one standard in which the jail had previously been deemed non-compliant.

Kelli further distinguished herself during the early May celebration of Correctional Officers and Employees Week. RRJA employees gathered at the Appomattox River Regional Park pavilion behind the jail for their annual picnic, but soon had to evacuate when the Prince George Police Department notified Command Staff of an unknown man threatening to harm himself somewhere between the river and the picnic pavilion. Numerous jail authority staff, including HSA Rogers, remained behind to assist police in setting up a command post in the jail parking lot, advising law enforcement officers of the physical layout of the park and examining the possible location of the suspect. After approximately three and a half hours, the subject was safely taken into custody by a State Police SWAT team. The cooperation between the Prince George Police Department, the State Police and RRJA staff helped ensure this situation was resolved without injury to any staff or the suspect.

We are grateful for team members like Kelli Rogers, whose dedication to her job and the safety of her coworkers and patients exemplifies the Corizon Health Values of Safety, Motivation, Accountability, Respect and Teamwork (SMART).