Corizon News: Corizon Announces New Chief Nursing Officer
Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced today the promotion of Becky Pinney as Corizon’s first Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Officer (CNO).
In this newly created position, Pinney will serve as a leader and mentor for the company’s nursing leadership team and will solidify company standards for nursing practices and patient care. She will develop a governance structure for nursing staff, nurse managers, nurse educators and regional nursing leadership to address the challenges that affect patient care and management activities.
“Becky has a strong background in correctional healthcare, and we are excited to have her in this leadership position with Corizon,” said CEO Rich Hallworth. “She possesses a passion for quality patient care and safety, and will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to the organization in this new role.”
Pinney joined the Corizon team in 1990 as the Director of Nursing for the Powhatan Correctional Facility in Virginia, and over time she demonstrated strong leadership ability in a variety of clinical and non-clinical roles within the company. In her most recent position as President of Metropolitan Corrections, she was responsible for managing the Rikers Island (New York City), Philadelphia and Fulton County jails. She will continue to lead the Philadelphia Correctional Facility until a successor has been identified.
Pinney, a Registered Nurse, earned a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the Medical College of Virginia. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the International Honor Society of Nursing, and also serves on the Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) board of directors for the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC).
Pinney’s primary location will be in Brentwood, Tenn., at Corizon’s corporate headquarters, and she will report directly to Hallworth.
Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 423 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 317,000 inmates in 29 states. With its corporate headquarters in Brentwood, Tenn., and the operational headquarters in St. Louis, Mo., Corizon is the leading provider of correctional healthcare services in the United States, delivering a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy programs to government agencies for the medical care of inmates. For more information, please visit www.corizonhealth.com.