Indiana psychiatrist recognized for outstanding patient support

Indiana psychiatrist recognized for outstanding patient support

Dr. Kristen Dauss (L) with VPO Bill Carr

Dr. Kristen Dauss of Indiana has been awarded a VPO (Vice President Operations) Coin. Dr. Dauss recently took the initiative to assist Indiana Department of Correction Addiction Recovery and Corizon Health staff in policy discussions regarding the current protocol surrounding the utilization of Oral Naltrexone, laying the ground work for statewide best practices in the use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) within IDOC facilities.

Furthermore, during a recent admission of a young adult to Plainfield Correctional Facility, specific questions arose as to whether the individual had time remaining on his sentence. When the IDOC Classification Division stepped in to investigate, Dr. Dauss evaluated the patient and provided a prescription for needed medications. When it was concluded the patient’s sentence had been served, he was discharged and taken to a homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis. After his discharge, Dr. Dauss made not one, but two personal visits to the shelter to ensure the young man was able to get his medications. This level of care is typical of the consistent dedication demonstrated by Dr. Dauss. She sets a tremendous example for all to follow.

Dr. Dauss serves as a psychiatrist for Corizon Health throughout the state of Indiana, providing care to patients at Pendleton Juvenile Correctional Facility, North Central Correctional Juvenile Facility, Camp Summit Juvenile Correctional Facility, Logansport Juvenile Intake Facility and Plainfield Correctional Facility. The Corizon Health VPO Coin was initiated in 2013 by Area Vice President Ralf Salke in an effort to personally thank staff for service excellence.