Leon County, Florida achieves excellence on recent NCCHC inspection

Leon County, Florida achieves excellence on recent NCCHC inspection

Corizon Health’s team at the Leon County Jail in Tallahassee, Florida recently received a status of “excellent,” from the inspector conducting the survey for the site’s National Commission on Correctional Healthcare reaccreditation.

“This site is a testament to the excellence that may be achieved when there is a strong partnership with the client,” Leon County Health Services Administrator Debbie Sellers said.

Regional Vice President of Operations Paula Mangarella credits Debbie’s leadership with building a strong staff at jail, noting that over the course of Corizon Health’s 14-year tenure at the site, the HSA worked her way up from a part-time medical records clerk to the contract leadership role.

“Debbie really understands the site and the needs of the Sheriff’s Office,” Paula said. “The whole team works well together and it shows in the outcomes they achieve.”

Since the 1970s, NCCHC has offered a voluntary health services accreditation program. Based on NCCHC Standards, external peer review is used to determine whether correctional institutions meet these standards when providing health services. The standards developed by NCCHC are based on federal regulations, but are also tailored for the field of corrections.