Corizon Health’s Dr. Leonora Muhammed is new CCHP Trustee

We are pleased to share this press release issued by the National Commission of Correctional Health Care regarding our colleague Dr. Leonora Muhammad, Corizon Health’s Senior Director of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety:

News Release

September 10, 2018

Contact: Barbara Granner

773-880-1460, ext. 284

barbaragranner@ncchc.org

 

 

Leonora Muhammed Is New CCHP Trustee

 

(Chicago) – Leonora Muhammad, DNP, APRN, CCHP, has been elected to the Certified Correctional Health Professionals (CCHP) Board of Trustees.

Dr. Muhammad is senior director of quality improvement and patient safety for Corizon Health, where she has served for the past 11 years. Her previous roles include staff nurse, director of nursing, regional director of nursing and senior clinical educator.

A program of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, CCHP certification recognizes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines and settings who practice in the unique correctional environment. The credential has been awarded to thousands of individuals nationwide.

The breadth of Dr. Muhammad’s experience in the field of correctional health care has facilitated her understanding of the competence and skills needed for CCHPs to be successful in the specialty of corrections, she said. “Obtaining CCHP certification is a task that should be valued and respected. I will work to ensure the CCHP exam represents quality, advanced knowledge and skill, as well as professionalism.”

Dr. Muhammad’s three-year term will begin Oct.21, the day after the board of trustees meeting, which will take place at NCCHC’s National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Las Vegas.

The CCHP board of trustees is comprised of 10 correctional health experts from a variety of health professions. Three trustees are CCHPs who are elected by their peers; the others are appointed from the correctional health care field. Elections are held every year to fill a three-year term on the board. The board is responsible for all aspects of governing the CCHP program. Activities include examination content, scoring and evaluation, as well as awarding of CCHP and specialty certifications to successful candidates.

The CCHP exam is administered at NCCHC conferences and at computer-based testing facilities around the country. All correctional health professionals who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit www.ncchc.org/professional-certification.

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About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in the nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards, produces and disseminates resource publications, conducts educational trainings and conferences, and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, mental health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a liaison to the NCCHC board of directors.

 

 

 

NCCHC Supporting Organizations

Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of PAs, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Bar Association, American College of Correctional Physicians, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs’ Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine