Sexual assault treatment program being implemented in Missouri, VPO Coin awarded for development work

Sexual assault treatment program being implemented in Missouri, VPO Coin awarded for development work

On the left, members of the April SANE training (top) and May SANE training (bottom); and on the right, Sr. Director of Operations Cindy Schupp (L) presents team member Masonda Wheatley (R) with her VPO Coin.

SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) training was completed in April and May at Corizon Health’s Missouri Regional Office. This new program, currently being developed by the Corizon Health Missouri Healthcare Support Team for implementation in 22 facilities within the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC), hopes to provide direct cost savings for our client partners at MDOC, in transportation expenses alone. SANE nurses will travel to a facility rather than sending an offender off-site for a sexual assault examination. Corizon Health Nurses applied for and were selected to participate in the training, which consisted of 40 hours of online instruction, followed by on-site clinical training. (more…)

On-site dialysis treatment is best practice for savings in Charlotte County, Florida

On-site dialysis treatment is best practice for savings in Charlotte County, FloridaWhile Charlotte County Jail in Punta Gorda, Florida may not always have many inmate patients requiring dialysis, bringing such services on site saves our client money and lessens the amount of time officers spend off-site doing transportation for treatment. (more…)

Tennessee DOC hosts third annual “Run the Green Mile” 5K in Nashville

Tennessee DOC hosts third annual "Run the Green Mile" 5K in NashvilleOn 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. (more…)

Sheriff’s Office recognizes Corizon Health Nurses with County Public Service Award

Sheriff's Office recognizes Corizon Health Nurses with County Public Service Award

DON Nadia Petrov (far left), RN Anastasia Bas (fourth from left) and RN Thao Le (fifth from left), with Corizon Health Regional VP Charles Guffey (far right) and Sheriff’s Office and security staff

When Corizon Health Nurses in Clackamas County, Oregon heard a call over the radio that an inmate was found unresponsive in their cell, they immediately recognized the individual as a known cardiac patient with significant health issues. The Director of Nursing (DON) responded immediately with the automated external defibrillator (AED), the intake nurse responded immediately with an emergency bag and the medical nurse responded immediately with the emergency cart—all rushing to the patient’s location. (more…)

Tipton nurses receive commendation letters from Missouri DOC

Tipton nurses receive commendation letters from Missouri DOC

(L-R) LPN Dawn Maynard, LPN Erin Kreisel and LPN Carrie Headley. (RN Hanna Wingate is not pictured.)

Three Corizon Health Nurses at Tipton Correctional Center (TCC) in Missouri have received letters of commendation following a medical emergency at the facility involving a staff member in the Food Service unit. When LPNs Erin Kreisel, Dawn Maynard and Carrie Headley, along with RN Hanna Wingate became aware of their coworker’s distress, they immediately responded to the scene and began rendering emergency medical care and attention. Their quick thinking and rapid action, in all likelihood, played a key role in saving their teammate’s life. (more…)

Perfect score on facility accreditation received in Coxsackie, New York

Perfect score on facility accreditation received in Coxsackie, New York

Members of Corizon Health medical staff, along with facility staff

Together with our client, New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS), the Coxsackie Regional Medical Unit, a 60-bed long term sub-acute unit received a perfect score of 100% on all medical areas during their March 2016 American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation audit. This achievement of excellence is in no small part due to the 20-year partnership and coordinated team efforts of Corizon Health and the NYSDOCCS. We congratulate the combined team on a job well done!

Regional Director of Nursing receives VPO Coin, first for Indiana contract

Regional Director of Nursing receives VPO Coin, first for Indiana contract

(Front, L-R) Ted Miles, Dr. Dan Rippetoe, Dr. Cara Misetic, Brandy McCord and Tracy Mills. (Back, L-R) Melinda Titus, Melissa Mulikin, Robert Burns and Bill Carr

In addition to being recently named a SMART Employee of the Quarter, Tracy Mills, Regional Director of Nursing for Corizon Health’s Indiana contract, is the first to be awarded a VPO Coin there. The VPO Coin (Vice President Operations) is a recognition of excellence from organization leadership. Tracy is a vital asset to the team in Indiana and is consistently exemplary in performing her duties, as well as providing services at Corizon Health sites within the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC). “We appreciate all she has done and continues to do daily for this contract,” said Vice President Operations (VPO) Bill Carr. (more…)

Philly medical staff acts quickly in unexpected on-site delivery

Philly medical staff acts quickly in unexpected on-site delivery

RN Nicole Hurst (L) and Dr. Jonathan Cohen (R)

While OB guidelines at Corizon Health are designed to help avoid on-site deliveries, the unexpected can still occur. Our medical staff at Riverside Correctional Facility (RCF) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania recently encountered an unexpected event when a 31-week pregnant inmate went into early labor, but failed to alert anyone since she was being discharged that same evening. When RNs Anthony Bonner and Rebecca Weixler, MA Tasha Suters and LPN D’Andrea Taylor responded to the stretcher call, the patient was lying in the bottom bunk of her cell and stated her contractions had begun around six in the morning. Per proper protocol, 911 was immediately called, and a second request for facility medical assistance was activated. (more…)

Congratulations, first SMART Employees of the Quarter for 2016

Congratulations, first SMART Employees of the Quarter for 2016

(L-R) Tracy Mills with Bill Carr, and Dr. Chung Oh

We are pleased to announce that the SMART employees for the first quarter of 2016 are Tracy Mills (Indiana Regional Office) and Dr. Chung Oh (Baraga Correctional Facility/ Michigan DOC).

The SMART Employee of the Quarter award recognizes Corizon Health employees who consistently demonstrate excellence in their daily practice and who exemplify the CorizonSMART values in all aspects of their role. They are nominated by colleagues and/ or supervisors for this award and selected by a diverse review committee. (more…)

Corizon Health LPN receives Lifesaver Award from Missouri DOC

Corizon Health LPN receives Lifesaver Award from Missouri DOCJared Bethel, LPN for Corizon Health at Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center (FRDC) in Missouri, has been presented with the Missouri Department of Corrections’ Lifesaver Award, due to his quick response and action following an offender’s suicide attempt. (more…)