Corrections Forum article shines light on privatization savings

Corrections Forum article shines light on privatization savingsThe November/December issue of Corrections Forum is out, and it includes a story detailing the significant cost savings that can be achieved through outsourcing services, such as the care and services Corizon Health provides in 27 states. The article, which features many photos of Corizon Health team members in action, goes on to describe the ways in which contracting healthcare services out to private companies can realize significant savings. (more…)

Breast cancer awareness program educates inmates at Alabama women’s facilities

An October 29 article by Kelsey Stein featured on www.al.com discussed several Breast Cancer Awareness Month events and educational programs held at Alabama women’s correctional facilities during the month of October, including a program in which inmates learned about mammograms and routine breast exams. At the end of the program, inmates lit candles to honor the memories of loved ones lost to the disease. Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) Commissioner Kim Thomas stated, “I’m pleased that our facility staff and healthcare provider [Corizon Health] recognize the importance of raising awareness of women’s health issues among our female population.”

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Behavioral health director co-authors article for national corrections publication

Behavioral health director co-authors article for national corrections publicationCorizon Health was prominently featured in the July/August 2014 issue of Corrections Today magazine, the official publication of the American Correctional Association. The cover story, written in partnership with our Arizona DOC client, was entitled, “Collaboration, Partnership and Education: Essentials for the Management of Mentally Ill Offenders.”

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Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris elected President of The Links, Incorporated

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris elected President of The Links, Incorporated

Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris

Corizon Health physician, Dr. Glenda Newell-Harris has been elected as the 16th national president of The Links, Incorporated and The Links Foundation. This marks the first time a medical doctor will serve at the helm. Dr. Newell-Harris is a 29-year member of the Alameda Contra-Costa (CA) Chapter, and she steps into her new role having served four years as the organization’s national vice president.

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Moberly Correctional Center staff keeps Missouri a little cleaner

Moberly Correctional Center staff keeps Missouri a little cleanerThe Corizon Health team at Moberly Correctional Center (MCC) adopted a 1.8 mile stretch of highway in front of their facility about a year ago, and since then staff members have picked up trash four times. On average, they have collected 21 bags of trash each time. (more…)