Corizon News: Corizon Awarded Rikers Island Contract
A Long-Standing Partnership Continues
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., (Jan. 28, 2013) - Corizon, the nation’s leader in correctional healthcare solutions, announced it has been awarded a new contract to provide medical services for Rikers Island, effective January 1, 2013.
The contract will continue Corizon’s partnership with the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) and the city’s jail system. The agreement is for three years, with one three-year renewal opportunity. Corizon and its predecessor companies have held the contract since 2001.
“Our long-term partnership with the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has allowed Corizon to deliver quality, cost-effective healthcare to our Rikers’ patients since 2001,” said Rich Hallworth, Corizon’s Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing this long-standing partnership for many years to come.”
The new contract allows Corizon to provide comprehensive medical care to approximately 11,000 inmates in the Rikers Island system. One of the tools the partnership will continue to leverage is the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system, which enables ongoing enhancement in the quality of care Corizon provides to its patients.
“Our team on the ground in New York has continually provided excellent care and service at Rikers Island,” said Stuart Campbell, President & Chief Operating Officer of Corizon. “With this new contract we will continue to meet and exceed expectations.”
Among other services, Corizon’s team will perform a wide variety of on- and off-site functions, including medical, dental, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and chronic care, as well as administrative, staffing, information technology and management services.
Corizon provides quality healthcare services at over 500 correctional facilities across the country serving approximately 410,000 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.