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…)

Core Process: reflection on mental health

Core Process: reflection on mental healthBy: Tashima Ricks, Senior Correctional Nurse Specialist

Throughout the month of May, organizations across the country have been raising awareness of the importance of mental health. In line with this increased awareness, the Nursing Services Healthcare Support Team challenges each site to re-visit the Intake Core Process: Behavioral Health, and initiate dialogue with their site interdisciplinary team members to review the behaviors that increase the risk or exacerbate mental illness in the correctional setting. (more…)

Polk County hosts food drive for local community

Polk County hosts food drive for local communityThe Corizon Health team in Polk County, Florida is hosting a food drive in support of hungry children in their local community. The drive is open to all medical and sheriff’s office staff, with donation boxes located at all three Polk County sites—Central County Jail, South County Jail and Booking. (more…)

Corizon Health becomes gold sponsor of Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches primary fundraising event

Corizon Health becomes gold sponsor of Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches primary fundraising event

(L-R) Chris Bell, Major Patrick Tighe, Roger Johnson, Greg Toomey

The Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches, a non-profit residential child and family services, hosts an annual golf tournament fundraiser to support its mission to prevent juvenile delinquency and develop strong, lawful, resilient and productive citizens who will make a positive contribution to their communities for years to come. Corizon Health has proudly sponsored this event for the past several years, participating in this year’s event as a Gold Sponsor. (more…)

Dr. Andrew Adler receives CCHP-MH certification

Dr. Andrew Adler receives CCHP-MH certificationA second Corizon team member on the Tennessee Department of Correction Behavioral Health contract has received the mental health specialty certification offered by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Dr. Andrew Adler, Regional Behavioral Health Clinical Director for our TDOC contract, joins Dr. Mark Fleming, VP of Operations for our TDOC contract, in augmenting his Certified Correctional Health Professional qualification with the mental health specialty certification. (more…)

City of Philadelphia continues with Corizon Health

City of Philadelphia continues with Corizon HealthOur 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. (more…)