About Corizon Health

A Culture of Patient Safety

Corizon  Correctional has partnered with the National Patient Safety Foundation

Mortalities from medical errors are reported to be the third leading cause of death in the United States. Patient safety issues are amplified in the correctional healthcare setting where many patients have complex health issues, many have lacked access to primary healthcare, and care must be delivered in an environment built for security. To address this concern, Corizon Health developed a unique Patient Safety program as a standard of excellence for quality, safe patient care in the correctional healthcare setting. Our focus on patient safety recognizes the importance of engagement from our healthcare employees through processes that help them perform well and “do the right thing.”

Corizon Health is the first and only correctional healthcare company to have a dedicated safety expert who is board certified through the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians (ABQAURP). ABQAURP endeavors to bring health care quality management to the forefront by providing the highest standard of education, information and resources to its board certified specialists. ABQAURP is the only healthcare quality management training that provides for board certification.

Corizon is proud to be the first correctional health care company to join the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), recognizing the value of NPSF’s collaborative approach to advancing patient safety and healthcare workforce safety. Our commitment to the NPSF and dedication to patient safety is exemplified by our endorsement of NPSF’s recently released report, “Free from Harm: Accelerating Patient Safety Improvement Fifteen Years after ‘To Err Is Human’.” To learn more about the National Patient Safety Foundation, visit www.NPSF.org

Corizon Health is committed to:

  • Promoting a culture of patient safety
  • Enhancing teamwork and communication across the continuum of care at all levels of the organization
  • Seeking new resources to build organizational awareness for patient safety, employee engagement and accountability
  • Complementing current Corizon CE training with the NPSF Professional Learning Series
  • Facilitating Company-wide organizational learning and process improvements
  • Participating in NPSF Annual Patient Safety Awareness Week