Corizon Health is pleased to support the State of Kansas’s Reentry Week 2017 with special performances on Thursday and Friday by country music veteran and actor Mark Collie, the company’s Music Therapy Ambassador.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback proclaimed July 10 – 14, 2017, Reentry Week, to highlight the evidence-based work done by staff, contract providers, volunteers, mentors, and community partners, which has led to a reduction in recidivism (returns to prison) from more than 55 percent to 35 percent. Continue reading

category: Contract News, In the News

MCAA door prize winners

The Maryland Correctional Administrators Association recently held their annual conference in Ocean City, Maryland with a theme of “Facing Correctional Challenges.” Corizon Health was a Diamond Sponsor at the event, which brings public safety professionals together to network and learn about issues that play a significant role in the criminal justice field. Vice President of Business Development Chris Bell attended the conference, along with Vice President of Operations Bob Orrick and Regional Vice President of Operations Micki Streeter. In conjunction with our Diamond Sponsorship, Corizon was also able sponsor the Employee and Officer of the Year dinners. Continue reading

category: In the News

We are pleased to announce that Carla Copeland has been promoted to Director of Network Development and Purchasing. Carla has been with Corizon for 14 years and has exemplified Corizon SMART values while delivering significant bottom line savings to the organization through efficient and strategic management of our provider and vendor networks. Congratulations, Carla!

category: In the News

We are pleased to announce that Rodney Ballard, who as the director of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections was a long-time client partner of Corizon Health, is now working as a full-time consultant on our business development and client satisfaction efforts. Continue reading

category: In the News

The National Sheriffs’ Association Executive Committee meeting

Corizon Health’s business development team was out in force at the National Sheriffs Association Annual Conference held this month in Reno, Nevada. Retired Sheriff Jeff Dawsy, Corizon’s Sheriff Ambassador, addressed the meeting of the NSA’s Executive Board and Board of Directors on June 27th, a first for a Corizon Health representative. Continue reading

category: In the News

by: Clayton Wheat, RN

You have been tasked with conducting a Gap Analysis for a process at your site. What are the next steps?

A Gap Analysis is the method used to review the status of each site’s current processes to determine if they meet Corizon Health’s standards-based Core Processes. Issues are identified that may be interfering with optimal performance of the site in terms of patient safety and efficiency for providing care. Continue reading

category: Thought Leadership

(L-R) Leon County Sheriff’s Office Chief Kim Peterson, HSA Debbie Sellers, Medical Director Dr. Maria Garcia and Sheriff Walt McNeil

The Leon County Jail recently received its NCCHC reaccreditation with 100 percent compliance on all 39 standards.

Sheriff Walt McNeil brought the entire corrections team – both deputies and Corizon Health staff – together to present the framed certification to site Medical Director Dr. Maria Garcia and Health Services Administrator Debbie Sellers. He then personally thanked every team member present.

“The sheriff spoke with all of our staff and thanked them while shaking their hand,” Debbie said. “The presentation was very heart felt and awesome.”

A  YouTube video of the presentation may be viewed by clicking here.

category: Contract News, In the News

Our Kansas Department of Corrections partner has been going through the rigorous process of accreditation by the American Correctional Association, in part involving medical audits of each of the state’s nine prisons. The Lansing Correctional Facility was the last to be inspected and received a score of 100 percent compliance. Continue reading

category: Contract News, In the News

Members of the Tennessee behavioral health team attended the annual Vision of Hope Award Gala in Nashville, sponsored by the Tennessee Chapter of the National Association on Mental Illness (NAMI). The mission of NAMI is to enhance the lives of those affected by mental illness. Continue reading

category: Corizon Culture

Dr. Zaki Ajans has retired as psychiatrist at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center in Missouri. Dr. Ajans has served offenders in the Missouri Department of Corrections for 47 years, having been the very first psychiatrist hired by the DOC in Missouri. Through the years, Dr. Ajans has served at multiple facilities and worked with some of the most difficult and ill offenders in the state—and without a single incident. Continue reading

category: Employee Recognition

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