Corizon Health Music Therapy Ambassador to perform at KDOC reentry celebrations

Corizon Health Music Therapy Ambassador to perform at KDOC reentry celebrationsCorizon 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. (more…)

Carla Copeland promoted to Director of Network Development and Purchasing

Carla Copeland promoted to Director of Network Development and PurchasingWe 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!

Long time Corizon Health client joins the team

Long time Corizon Health client joins the teamWe 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. (more…)

Corizon Health reaches law enforcement leaders at National Sheriffs Association Annual Conference

Corizon Health reaches law enforcement leaders at National Sheriffs Association Annual Conference

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. (more…)

Mind the Gap

GAP ANALYSIS MADE EASYGAP ANALYSIS MADE EASY
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. (more…)

Tennessee team members attend NAMI fundraiser

Tennessee team members attend NAMI fundraiserMembers 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. (more…)

Psychiatrist in Missouri Department of Corrections retires after 47 years

Psychiatrist in Missouri Department of Corrections retires after 47 yearsrementDr. 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. (more…)

Corizon Health staff recognized by Department of Prisons Commissioner

Corizon Health staff recognized by Department of Prisons CommissionerCorizon 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.

Lifesaving Award presented in Saginaw County, Michigan

Lifesaving Award presented in Saginaw County, MichiganSeveral 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. (more…)

Dr. Peter Lee named May Diplomat of the Month by AMCP

Dr. Peter Lee named May Diplomat of the Month by AMCPDr. Peter Lee, VP of Clinical Pharmacy for PharmaCorr, is the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Diplomat of the Month for May. Dr. Lee serves as an AMCP Diplomat for Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a Co-Diplomat for the University of Oklahoma. (more…)