About Corizon Health

Executive Team

James “Pete” Powell, MD

James “Pete” Powell, MD

Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Powell supervises and directs the delivery of healthcare services for 195,000 inmates in prison and jail facilities throughout the country. He provides the vision, expertise, and strategic leadership for Corizon Health’s clinical programs focusing on strategies that promote the company’s mission to provide safe, effective, and efficient health care that exceeds expectations by using best practices and evidence-based medicine.

Prior to joining Corizon Health, Dr. Powell served as Vice President of Physician Practice Services at Community Health Systems (CHS) – one of the nation’s leading operators of general acute care hospitals and outpatient services. As the Vice President of Physician Practice Services, Dr. Powell oversaw 14,000 employees and 4,000 clinicians, spanning 1,100 sites in 21 states and was responsible for physician practices services, the employed physician network, overall quality, medical staff affairs, and recruiting.

From 1996 to 2014, Dr. Powell worked in a variety of positions at Vanderbilt University Medical Center serving his last seven years there as Assistant Chief Medical Officer overseeing Vanderbilt Health Williamson, a multi-specialty physician network system of care.