Okaloosa County achieves perfect score on NCCHC audit

Okaloosa County achieves perfect score on NCCHC auditCongratulations are in order for Susan Priddy, Health Services Administrator at the Okaloosa County Jail in Crestview (FL), and her fantastic team. After an exhaustive three-day inspection, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) auditors stated that the program in Okaloosa County is a “100% success!” (more…)

St. Louis team members volunteer time for Almost Home mission

St. Louis team members volunteer time for Almost Home mission

(L-R) Courtney Penning, Claire Flowers, Theresa Halsey, Tyra Austell-Jones, Tracy Mazuranic

In March, a number of Corizon Health team members from St. Louis Corporate donated their time to local charity organization Almost Home by helping to open their lodge for the season. The group cleaned, did yard work and organized the garage area. Thank you to those who participated in this service opportunity. (more…)

Fighting recidivism by helping our patients achieve optimal health

Fighting recidivism by helping our patients achieve optimal health by Woodrow A. Myers, Jr., M.D., CEO of Corizon Health

Reentry and recidivism are important topics in corrections, and have been for some time. Corizon Health is an integral part of a very large industry, and we have been working for years to fight recidivism by developing discharge planning, reentry and diversion programs, and other approaches to help our patients achieve optimal health, set their lives on track and discontinue their ‘revolving door’ approach to the facilities in which our care is provided. Because state governments nationwide spend anywhere between $3,000 and $12,000 per year to provide healthcare to each inmate, Corizon Health is committed to reducing the costs of recidivism and helping our clients decrease the amount of unnecessary, non-value added costs that are impacting their county and state budgets. Along with concern for each individual, this approach also speaks to reentry being a matter of public policy. As our patients avoid re-offending, the funds currently being spent on incarceration can be spent on other programs and initiatives within their communities. (more…)

Corizon Health social worker achieves mental health certification in Florida

Corizon Health social worker achieves mental health certification in Florida

Sandra Hoffa, MSW

An Okaloosa County (FL) Corizon Health team member, Sandra Hoffa, MSW, recently achieved her SOAR certification when she completed the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) SSI/SSDI  Outreach, Access and Recovery (SOAR) training program. (more…)

National Nurses Week 2015: In Honor of Nurses

National Nurses Week 2015: In Honor of NursesNational Nurses Week is May 6-12, established in honor of Florence Nightingale, a famous English nurse who cared for wounded soldiers by lamplight during the Crimean War. This annual observance presents a reminder and an opportunity for us to recognize the many nurses who are so indispensable to our delivery of healthcare across this nation. (more…)