Alabama Department of Corrections Renews Contract with Corizon Health

Alabama Department of Corrections Renews Contract with Corizon HealthCorizon Health, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced on February 9 the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) approved the renewal of its correctional healthcare contract through September 30, 2017.

“We are pleased that the Alabama Department of Corrections and governor’s office have demonstrated their confidence in our staff and our services by renewing our contract,” said Corizon CEO Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D. “We look forward to a future of continuing to work together on our common goal of ensuring our patients reenter the community in better health than when they came to us.” (more…)

Arizona inmates write and perform holiday play for mental health staff

Arizona inmates write and perform holiday play for mental health staffA group of inmates at the Arizona State Prison Complex in Phoenix (ASPC) brought some issues to light this recent holiday season by writing and performing a play for the Corizon Health and Arizona Department of Corrections staff. The play focused on the potential loss of families due to the harmful results of substance abuse, as well as how individuals can overcome adversity and trauma by using their personal strengths, family and communities for support. (more…)

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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