Corizon Health social worker achieves mental health certification in Florida
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…)
Teamwork makes for successful NCCHC audit in Collier County
On January 29th, Collier County Jail (FL) began its NCCHC survey. The auditors arrived and gave an opening conference to both the medical and sheriff’s office staff, and an officer was selected to go with the auditor, Cpl. Echeverri. For the next three days, Cpl. Echeverri conducted interviews with inmates, conducted inspections of housing areas, kitchen and pharmacy, and followed nurses during med pass – not even breaking for lunch. The medical auditor reviewed 116 charts for a population of 900, and the lead surveyor interviewed Health Services Administrator (HSA) Marcia Eckloff for 3 days. On day two, we went on a road trip to our satellite facility 45 miles away, where manuals were all checked and all policies were reviewed. (more…)
FL Region II Employees Make the Holidays a Little Brighter
The office adopted 20 children and donated Christmas gifts for the children sponsored by the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency – Guardian ad Litem program.
Corizon correctional healthcare employee excellence in the Southeast
Corizon appreciates the great work that our employees exemplify on a daily basis. We believe in showing our Corizon workforce how much we value the job they do within the field of correctional healthcare through awards and recognition.
Sally Martinez, ARNP, was given a spot bonus for driving four hours each weekend to another site to cover inmate psychiatric services. Mary Ann Teti, RN, was awarded first place in her region for outstanding nursing practice. Barbara Fellows, DON, was a nominee for outstanding nursing leadership. Great job, ladies! (more…)
Corizon employee from Okaloosa County facility supports Special Olympics
Susan Priddy, HSA at Okaloosa County (FL), a Corizon facility, recently participated in the Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run. Susan and Officer Bryan Graham participated representing Okaloosa County. Each year over 5,000 officers and correctional employees carry a torch on a 1500-mile relay through 66 counties in Florida. (more…)
Okaloosa County LPN’s receive “Thumbs Up” Award
Okaloosa County (FL), a Corizon facility, sponsors a program called the “Thumbs Up” Award in which anyone can nominate employees who are caught going above and beyond. Lee Martin, LPN and Amber Thomas, LPN, were nominated by Lt. Robert Boutwell after he was involved in a Use of Force with another officer. The two nurses had to call for help after an officer’s transmission failed. (more…)
St. Lucie County staff, a Corizon facility, goes above and beyond
The medical staff at the St. Lucie County Jail, a Corizon facility, in Fort Pierce, Florida, recently received praise from not only Sheriff Mascara, but also a female inmate, for their exceptional care in a life and death matter. (more…)