Corizon Culture

Will your new employee succeed? It all starts with the quality of onboarding they receive.

Imagine the first day of school and you don’t know the kids, your teacher is new, you don’t know the rules or where the bathroom is . . . welcome to the world of a new hire! Too often we hear, “I was given the new employee orientation manual and put in a room for a day.” Continue reading

A luncheon recently was held to honor Licensed Practical Nurse Judy Sanders who is retiring after 36 years of service as a correctional nurse in the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC).  Nurse Sanders shared many stories from her years in correctional nursing and received a VPO Coin for dedication and service from Vice President of Operations Ralf Salke and Director of Operations Cindy Schupp. Continue reading

Brentwood Healthcare Support team members

JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Its annual One Walk has the singular goal of creating a world without T1D by raising money for life-changing research and spreading awareness about this devastating disease affecting millions of people across the United States. Continue reading

On a recent Monday afternoon, 60 residents of the Indianapolis Reentry Educational Facility (IREF) showed up with enthusiastic appetites to a birthday party event sponsored by Corizon Health. IREF is an all-male, low-risk Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC) facility designed to provide those incarcerated with the skills necessary to successfully reintegrate into their communities upon release with the goal of lowering recidivism. Continue reading

On the morning of May 14, thirty-one Healthcare Support Team members and guests from Brentwood, Tennessee joined together on a cold, rainy spring morning to run—or walk—in the third annual “Run the Green Mile” 5K in Nashville. The event took place at the historic, now condemned, Tennessee State Prison, which opened in 1898 and closed in 1992 (pictured above). The race was sponsored by our client partners at the Tennessee Department of Correction and raised over $9,000, all of which was donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Chief Development Officer Jon Walker finished in a respectable fourth place. Continue reading

(L-R) Director Business Development Mike Viers (Corizon Health), President Tim Holloway (St. Louis Eagles), VP Business Development Chris Bell (Corizon Health) and Director of Public Safety Richard Gray (City of St. Louis)

For 29 years, the St. Louis Eagles Basketball Club has sought to “mentor young men and women through the game of basketball, providing the highest level of national exposure so that college scholarships can be earned.” About 75 percent of those who participate come from low- to moderate- income families, with 40 percent living at or below federal poverty guidelines. This program would not be possible without the generous support of the St. Louis, Missouri community. Continue reading

Missouri Healthcare Support Team members pose for a photo at Sunshine Ministries

A group of St. Louis Healthcare Support Team members volunteered on April 8th at Sunshine Ministries, a local non-profit with the mission of providing “social services to the poor and needy by offering healing from the past, help for the present and hope for the future.” Sunshine Ministries offers a summer youth camp at Eagle Lodge, located on 80 beautifully-wooded acres about an hour outside of St. Louis. The team goes each spring and fall to clean up (spring) or pack up (fall) the lodge. Eagle Lodge houses a summer camp for at-risk youth where they provide a safe, structured environment and help the youth escape their dangerous neighborhoods and have the opportunity to run and play and ‘just be kids.’ Continue reading

Members of the Corizon Health team in Fulton County, Georgia, participated in the recent 2016 Atlanta Mission 5k Race to End Homelessness, running in the winter cold for those who spend their days and nights outside in often harsh conditions. The collective efforts of the Fulton County team raised nearly $1,000 towards the Mission’s ultimate goal of $220,000. Continue reading

NENMDF Executive Secretary Karen Vieites (L) and Health Services Administrator Preston Farnum (R)

In coordination with Amarillo, Texas ‘Toys for Tots’ program, Corizon Health and GEO Group staff at Northeast New Mexico Detention Facility (NENMDF) were able to give back to the community this Christmas. Continue reading

Missouri team members pose with their donations

Throughout the month of December, team members from Corizon Health’s Missouri regional office, as well as site staff from correctional centers across the state, donated food items to fill ‘Buddy Packs’ for The Food Bank. The Food Bank is a regional “disaster and hunger relief network that acquires and distributes millions of pounds of food annually.” Their food donations go to soup kitchens, emergency food pantries, shelters, programs for low-income children and senior citizens, and rehabilitation centers. This holiday season, they have partnered with Corizon Health to deliver donated goods in backpacks, or “Buddy Packs,” to elementary schools in Missouri counties it serves. Buddy Packs are filled with “kid-friendly, nutritious food” which students can take home for a weekend or holiday period to supplement their meals when there is not enough food to eat at home. During the 2013-14 school year, more than 6,000 Buddy Packs were distributed weekly. Continue reading