Dr. Sylvia McQueen is the Chief Medical Officer for Community Corrections. As Chief Medical Officer, she is responsible for determining medical policies and ensuring compliance with directives, rules, regulations and clinical performance standards of the state, federal government and accrediting bodies. Dr. McQueen ensures the organizational strategy and plans align with attainment of clinical requirements and expectations. These include: continuous quality and safety improvement; clinical outcomes that are focused, measured and cost-effective; addressing provider shortages; and the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Since 1996, Dr. McQueen has been involved in the development of Quality Improvement (QI), Utilization Management (UM) and clinical programs in detention facilities and correctional system settings. She was tasked with oversight of the provision of clinical services for client facilities in the Southeastern Region in 1997 through 2009 as Regional Medical Director, as State Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Corrections (2005-2007) and Michigan Department of Corrections (2009-2010).
Dr. McQueen is board-certified in Internal Medicine and is licensed to practice in the states of Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, Arizona and Georgia. She is a Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) through the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC). She serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College, where she has maintained consulting privileges at the affiliated Nashville Metropolitan General Hospital for over 10 years.