Missouri reentry, reception center staff praised by offender, DOC leadership

Missouri reentry, reception center staff praised by offender, DOC leadershipThe Secure Social Rehabilitation Unit, or SSRU, is a program at Jefferson City Correctional Center in Missouri designed for offenders who are unable to appropriately function in general population settings due to mental illness and who require additional security. In December, the SSRU held a Christmas sing-a-long, and on that very same day, an offender graduated from the SSRU program as he was preparing for his release. (more…)

Department of Corrections recognizes Corizon Health intake team in Arizona

Department of Corrections recognizes Corizon Health intake team in Arizona

Members of the Corizon Health Intake Team at ASPC-Phoenix

In early December, the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) recognized the members of the Corizon Health Intake Team, members of which are tasked with an aggressive 48-hour window to complete aspects of the intake process. These include: nursing, mental health, dental screenings and physicals. Inmates are routinely transferred to Arizona State Prison Complex—Phoenix (ASPC) from the 15 county jails throughout the state. ASPC—Phoenix has 350 beds and processes approximately 14,000 intakes per year. (more…)

Wins and renewals in Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia

Wins and renewals in Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee, Virginia

Members of Corizon Health’s regional and behavioral health staff in Tennessee

We are pleased to share news of recent contract wins, renewals and extensions in Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Tennessee and Virginia.

Fulton County, Georgia has extended their current contract for an additional year, through December 2016. During the year, we will be working with our client on several new initiatives and also partnering with them to achieve National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) accreditation. (more…)

Nursing job fair at Ivy Tech in Indiana sees success with large turnout

Nursing job fair at Ivy Tech in Indiana sees success with large turnout

The Corizon Health table at the Ivy Tech job fair

Meshella Baker, Director of Nursing (DON) at New Castle Correctional Facility (NCCF); Heather Kitzmiller, DON at Indiana Youth Center (IYC); and Tracy Mills, Regional DON recently participated in a successful job fair at Ivy Tech Community College for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Registered Nurses (RNs) who graduated in December 2015. (more…)

Corizon Health team members recognized at Arizona DOC employee awards

Corizon Health team members recognized at Arizona DOC employee awards

Health Services Administrator Dawn Mougel

A number of Corizon Health team members were nominated for awards at the Arizona Department of Corrections‘ (ADC) annual employee awards ceremony on December 9, 2015 in Phoenix. (more…)

Missouri behavioral health programs enhance offender treatment options

Missouri behavioral health programs enhance offender treatment optionsThe utilization of the Corizon Health Missouri reentry website is in full effect, and first year implementation reports show there are approximately 600 visitors to the site each month—missouri.corizonreentry.com. Of those, eighty percent are unique, or new, visitors. This growth is expected to continue as the need for the services referred by the reentry website increases. Additional enhancements to the website are currently underway. (more…)

Awards for excellence presented to four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri

Awards for excellence presented to four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri

(L-R) LPN Amanda Russell, FNP Nina Hill and LPN Lisa Taber. (Not pictured) RN Linda Ahlfield

Four Corizon Health nurses in Missouri have been awarded ‘VPO Coins’ for excellence. The Vice President of Operations (VPO) Coin was created by Corizon Health VPO (Missouri, Kansas) Ralf Salke to recognize those team members who consistently go above and beyond in living out the Corizon Health Vision and Mission on a daily basis. (more…)

Philadelphia programs highlighted at recent correctional healthcare conference

Philadelphia programs highlighted at recent correctional healthcare conferenceIn November, Corizon Health Vice President of Operations (VPO) Mary Silva and Regional Director of Nursing (DON) Latasha Deer, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, proudly presented the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) and the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) programs at the “We’re All In This Together” Correctional Healthcare Conference, held in Marlton, New Jersey. (more…)

Client leadership team selects Corizon Health LPN as ‘Spotlight Employee of the Month’

Client leadership team selects Corizon Health LPN as  ‘Spotlight Employee of the Month’

(L-R) Meldra Jackson, Assistant Warden, Programs-FDOC; Beverly Bottoms, Health Services Administrator; Christy Yon, LPN; Lisa Barton, Director of Nursing

Corizon Health Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Christy Yon of Holmes Correctional Institution (CI) in Bonifay, Florida, was recently selected by the Florida Department of Corrections (FDOC) leadership team at Holmes CI as ‘Spotlight Employee of the Month.’ (more…)

New team members added to corporate business development team

New team members added to corporate business development teamBringing more than 25 years of experience in managing new business, government relations and customer relationships within the field of corrections, both Tommy Alsup and Cynthia Taylor recently joined the Corizon Health team at the Brentwood Corporate Headquarters in Tennessee as Directors of Business Development. (more…)