Dr. Leonora Muhammad featured in St. Louis American

Dr. Leonora Muhammad featured in St. Louis AmericanSenior Clinical Education and Training Specialist Dr. Leonora Muhammad was featured in the March 16-22 issue of the St. Louis American. Her Q&A appeared in the “Healthy Kids” section of the newspaper. Dr. Muhammad fielded questions surrounding her chosen career to train Corizon Health nurses, doctors and management on how to effectively care for patients. (more…)

Missouri SSRU Coordinator awarded with VPO Coin

Missouri SSRU Coordinator awarded with VPO CoinSecure Social Rehabilitation Unit (SSRU) Coordinator David Evans of Jefferson City Correctional Center in Missouri received a VPO Coin earlier this month. The award came as a result of his assisting a mentally ill offender understand and comply with his medically-necessary surgery needs. (more…)

Corizon Health selected to continue services at the Coxsackie Regional Medical Unit

Corizon Health selected to continue services at the Coxsackie Regional Medical UnitThe 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. (more…)

Arizona client recognizes psychology associate as non-uniformed employee of the year

Arizona client recognizes psychology associate as non-uniformed employee of the year

Dr. Jason Willyerd

Dr. Jason Willyerd, a Corizon Health psychology associate, recently was recognized by our Arizona Department of Corrections partner as a non-uniformed employee of the year.

“Dr. Willyerd is a valuable part of the Browning Unit Team,” said Staci Ibarra, Deputy Warden of the Arizona State Prison Complex, E, Browning Unit. “He is always willing to assist staff when they have questions or need him to speak with an inmate. He has a positive attitude that makes for a positive and more pleasant environment.” (more…)

Strategies for successful patient teaching

Strategies for successful patient teachingAs nurses we have been taught, throughout our years of training, about the need for providing patient education. The goal of our efforts is to provide the patient with easy-to-understand materials and information they can use to make informed choices about how they will participate in the management of their health issues.  It is easy, however, to become overwhelmed with our daily activities and not take the time to provide education that is easy to understand and gives the patient information they need to be a willing partner in their care plan. Fortunately, there are strategies that can help us achieve better success with educating our patient population. (more…)

Corizon Health nurse recognized by correctional officer

Corizon Health nurse recognized by correctional officer

Jessica White

Okaloosa County, Florida Correctional Officer Felix Zullo was moved to write a letter of recognition acknowledging the compassion and skill of Corizon Health Nurse Jessica White in responding to the needs of patients in the Okaloosa County Jail. (more…)

Life Saver Award presented to Florida nurse, jail deputies

Life Saver Award presented to Florida nurse, jail deputies

(L-R) Amy Smith, Anthony Marrone-Cabrera, Fred Frey, Amanda Vutsinas, Sheriff Bill Prummell

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office in Florida recently held their Life Savers Awards Luncheon. Corizon Health Nurse Amy Smith, LPN, was among those recognized. Nurse Smith was recognized for performing emergency CPR on an inmate, thus saving his life. Three deputies at the jail—Anthony Marrone-Cabrera, Fred Frey and Amanda Vutsinas—were recognized, along with Amy, for their participation in the life-saving event.

Sheriff Bill Prummell presented the award.

Corizon Health staff offer expertise at ACA Winter Conference

Corizon Health staff offer expertise at ACA Winter ConferenceThe American Correctional Association (ACA) Winter Conference was held in late January in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. For 146 years, ACA has been one of the premier advocates for corrections and correctional effectiveness. Since our inception, Corizon Health has taken a highly visible role in providing thought leadership and sharing best practices to those attending this organization’s various conferences and workshops. The 2017 Winter Conference was no exception. (more…)

Daughter of team member receives Correctional Professionals scholarship

Daughter of team member receives Correctional Professionals scholarshipThe Correctional Professionals Assistance Fund of Indiana (CPAFI) presented on December 15, 2016, two Madison Correctional Facility staff scholarships to assist with higher education costs. (more…)

More than 4,000 pounds of food donated to Second Harvest Food Bank

More than 4,000 pounds of food donated to Second Harvest Food BankTeam Corizon’s holiday food drive was an undeniable success. The initial goal was to collect 1,300 lbs. of food for Second Harvest Food Bank, a Nashville-area non-profit that works to feed the hungry and solve hunger issues in Middle and West Tennessee. A total of 4,097 pounds of food was collected, smashing the goal set forward at the beginning of December. The kindness and generosity of Corizon Health team members will help to ensure hungry families throughout the community will be fed. (more…)