In the 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

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

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!

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

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

(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

Corizon Health staff at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia was recognized by Philadelphia Department of Prisons Commissioner Blanche Carney for the lifesaving action of emergency resuscitation during an April cardiac emergency. The recognition was announced at the beginning of Corrections Week on May 8th. Congratulations to Shalu Punnoose, RN; Debbie Foidl, LPN; Danielle McGettigan, MA; Charlett Fentress, PA; Karen McKinney, RN; Ashley Seeger, RN; Anita DiOrio, RN; and Niekia Jenkins, RN. Thank you for your part in saving the life of a patient and upholding the Corizon Health Mission.

Psychiatrist Dr. Ashok Van attended the first ever Asia Pacific conference of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health in Bangalore, India. The conference played host to some 46 presentations over three days. Dr. Van attended as a member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, an organization of psychiatrists dedicated to “excellence in practice, teaching, and research in forensic psychiatry.” 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