Contract News

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

(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.

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

Several Corizon Health staff, along with correctional staff, were honored with a Life Saving Award by the Saginaw County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff William Federspiel presented the award at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9809 in Kochville Township on May 10th. The award came as a result of a “code blue” at the Saginaw County Jail involving a civilian who had traveled to the jail to visit a loved one, only to suffer a drug overdose and resulting cardiac arrest. Continue reading

Our long-term client the City of Philadelphia has selected Corizon Health to continue as medical provider for the city’s Department of Prisons.

This is a partnership that has lasted almost 25 years, and the decision to continue Corizon’s service is in no small part due to the hard work and dedication of the entire site team led by Mary Silva. They are a passionate, professional team who clearly exceeds our client’s expectations. Continue reading

It’s been a quarter full of good news at the Coxsackie Regional Medical Unit (CRMU). Corizon Health’s contract to provide comprehensive medical services recently was renewed for an additional five years. Health Services Administrator Cindy Loucks praised her team for their contributions that helped ensure we will be continuing as provider for this long-running contract in the state of New York. Continue reading

Reprinted with permission from MRP Flash, the monthly newsletter of Missouri Reentry Process

First launched in June 2011 as a coordinated effort between the Missouri Department of Corrections and Corizon [Health], the Missouri reentry website was the first state-specific offender reentry website. Over the past six years, the website has continued to evolve with the newest enhancements going live in early 2017. The website has a number of unique and innovative features which allows the offender or those assisting the offender with transition planning to maximize the “reentry vetted” resources housed within this robust repository to create an individualized, offender specific plan. Continue reading

Passaic County Jail (PCJ) in Paterson, New Jersey has received its second consecutive perfect consent order inspection, achieving 100 percent compliance in all mental health areas. Continue reading

The New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (DOCCS) awarded its recent RFP for operating a skilled nursing facility within the Coxsackie Regional Medical Unit to Corizon Health, continuing our 19-year partnership. Continue reading

from: Levin Jones, SVP Community Corrections

Ten-year client Kent County, Michigan, recently extended Corizon’s contract marking the 11th Corizon Health jail contract to re-up in 2016.

In part by switching pharmacy providers to PharmaCorr, we were able to offer the client tremendous savings that, when combined with excellent client service and quality patient care, led Kent County to decide against issuing an RFP. Instead they exercised both of the one-year extension’s allowed for in the contract. Continue reading