Charlotte County receives kudos in recent jail standards audit

Charlotte County receives kudos in recent jail standards auditThe Corizon Health team in Charlotte County, Florida passed their Florida Model Jail Standards (FMJS) audit with no violations. These standards are those which “jails across Florida must meet to ensure the constitutional rights of those incarcerated are upheld.” (more…)

PharmaCorr celebrates 20 years of operation

PharmaCorr celebrates 20 years of operationPharmaCorr, the in-house pharmacy of Corizon Health, began its journey to become the pharmacy provider that it is today. Many things have changed at PharmaCorr in its 20 years of existence, and no doubt, the coming years will bring many more exciting changes still. There are still a handful of team members who have been with PharmaCorr since the beginning, and we thank all of our team members for their continued dedication and hard work—part and parcel of the reason behind the company’s success. (more…)

HEDIS presentation delivered to Corizon Health, Missouri DOC

HEDIS presentation delivered to Corizon Health, Missouri DOCThe annual HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) presentation, Phase XVI, was delivered by University of Central Missouri (UCM) professors to Corizon Health and Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC) staff recently in our Jefferson City, Missouri Regional Offices. HEDIS is a “tool used by more than 90 percent of America’s health plans to measure performance on important dimensions of care and service.” (more…)

Team members lend knowledge in seminars at NCCHC Spring Conference

Team members lend knowledge in seminars at NCCHC Spring Conference

(L-R) Dr. Mark Fleming, Dr. Mariann Atwell, Laura McKinnon and Jessica Lee

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) Spring Conference wrapped up mid-April in Nashville at Gaylord Opryland Resort. Corizon Health was a corporate sponsor for the event, themed “Setting the Stage for Quality Health Care.” Several Corizon Health leaders led or co-presented in educational seminars throughout the duration of the conference. (more…)

Corizon Health donates to St. Louis Eagles youth basketball club

Corizon Health donates to St. Louis Eagles youth basketball club

(L-R) Director Business Development Mike Viers (Corizon Health), President Tim Holloway (St. Louis Eagles), VP Business Development Chris Bell (Corizon Health) and Director of Public Safety Richard Gray (City of St. Louis)

For 29 years, the St. Louis Eagles Basketball Club has sought to “mentor young men and women through the game of basketball, providing the highest level of national exposure so that college scholarships can be earned.” About 75 percent of those who participate come from low- to moderate- income families, with 40 percent living at or below federal poverty guidelines. This program would not be possible without the generous support of the St. Louis, Missouri community. (more…)

Kentucky HSA passes LPN exam, becomes Corizon Health Nurse

Kentucky HSA passes LPN exam, becomes Corizon Health Nurse

Corizon Health LPN Kristin Fryman

Kristin Fryman, Health Services Administrator (HSA) at Lexington-Fayette County Detention Center (LFDC) in Kentucky, recently passed the LPN exam to become a nurse. (more…)

In celebration of Corizon Health Nurses at start of National Nurses Week

In celebration of Corizon Health Nurses at start of National Nurses WeekNational Nurses Week is celebrated May 6-12 in honor of the famous Crimean War nurse, Florence Nightingale. She, like many of our Corizon Health nurses, practiced medicine in very challenging circumstances, bringing hope and compassion to patients in severe need. (more…)

Missouri regional medical director receives healthcare award

Missouri regional medical director receives healthcare award

Dr. Milton Hammerly

Dr. Milton Hammerly, RMD in Missouri, received the “Edgar C. Hayhow Award” from the American College of Health Care Executives as co-writer of an article entitled “Good to Great: Using 360-degree Feedback to Improve Physician Emotional Intelligence.” Through the use of 360-degree anonymous feedback surveys to screen for physician competence improvement opportunities in professionalism and interpersonal/communication skills, the authors deduced that a physician’s emotional intelligence plays a vital role in leadership, teamwork, and clinical, financial and organizational outcomes. (more…)

Missouri Healthcare Support Team members volunteer at Sunshine Ministries

Missouri Healthcare Support Team members volunteer at Sunshine Ministries

Missouri Healthcare Support Team members pose for a photo at Sunshine Ministries

A group of St. Louis Healthcare Support Team members volunteered on April 8th at Sunshine Ministries, a local non-profit with the mission of providing “social services to the poor and needy by offering healing from the past, help for the present and hope for the future.” Sunshine Ministries offers a summer youth camp at Eagle Lodge, located on 80 beautifully-wooded acres about an hour outside of St. Louis. The team goes each spring and fall to clean up (spring) or pack up (fall) the lodge. Eagle Lodge houses a summer camp for at-risk youth where they provide a safe, structured environment and help the youth escape their dangerous neighborhoods and have the opportunity to run and play and ‘just be kids.’ (more…)

Missouri Director of Corrections receives “Visionary Award” for leadership

Missouri Director of Corrections receives “Visionary Award” for leadership

Missouri Director of Corrections, George Lombardi

George Lombardi, Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections (MDOC), has received the “Visionary Award” from the Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association (MHPCA). The award is designed to honor an individual whose vision and work has advanced the quality of hospice/end of life care in Missouri, or at a national level. (more…)