Teamwork makes for successful NCCHC audit in Collier County

Teamwork Makes for Successful NCCHC Audit in Collier County

Cpl. Echeverri and Corizon LPN Vicki Cash

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

corizon-employees-make-holidays-brighterEmployees from the Florida Region II Regional Office took time this holiday season to make Christmas morning 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.


Corizon correctional healthcare employee excellence in the Southeast

Alachua County Jail, FL

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

Corizon Employee in Okaloosa County Facility supports Special Olympics

Susan Priddy (bottom row, far right) and Bryan Graham (black shirt behind Susan)

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 LPN’s receive “Thumbs Up” Award

L-R: Lee Martin, Lt. Boutwell and Amber Thomas

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…)