Volusia Jail Changes Inmate Health Care Provider
Why Proper Inmate Health Care Is So Important To The General Public's Health
October 15, 2014
Nine Year Contractual Relationship
Comes To An End
On October 2, 2014 - the Volusia County Council vote to end the county's nine (9) year contractual relationship with the county jail's health care provider, Corizon Health.
VolusiaExposed attended and recorded the entire County Council's review of the jail's health care contract. These videos are available for your review from the right side of your screen. --->
Corizon took over inmate health care in October 2005 from Halifax Hospital, after a decade long contractual relationship with the hospital.
Corizon Health came to Volusia County under the banner of Prison Health Services.
Halifax Hospital took over inmate health care in the mid-1990's after a grand jury recommendation that the county seek a private health care provider.
A grand jury reviewed the March 1993 in-custody death of Michelle Wilson, a young pregnant inmate.
Prior Litigation History
Should Their Prior Record Have Precluded
A Volusia County Contract?
During the recent County Council meeting - the council focused on the litigation history of all three health care companies that had submitted bids for the jail's health care contract.
While we applaud the current County Council on questioning the companies past and present litigation histories, it was something the 2005 County Council probably should have focused on prior to awarding Prison Health Services / Corizon their initial 2005 contract.
In early 2005, the New York Times published a detailed exposé on both the litigation and medical treatment histories of Corizon / Prison Health Services.
Volusia County is NOW clearly aware of Corizon's rather large litigation history - the county has been or is currently a co-defendant in several of these Corizon lawsuits.
The on-going lawsuit involving the 2007 in-custody death of 27 year old, mother of two, Tracy Veira comes to mind.
Opinion Regarding Corizon Health
Florida Threatening To With-Hold Funds
In 2013, the Florida Department of Corrections (Florida State Prisons) awarded Corizon Health a 1.2 Billion dollar contract to maintain inmate health care within several prisons across Florida.
According to a recent media article, as well as a recent letter from Florida Corrections Secretary, Mike Crews to Corizon's CEO - the Florida Department of Corrections has some serious concerns regarding the level of health care Corizon is providing to Florida's prison inmates.
Armor Correctional Health Services' Pitch To Council Members
Correct Care Solutions' Pitch To Council Members
Corizon's Pitch To Council Members
Council's Q&A and Vote On Jail's Health Care Provider
According to the attached media article, earlier this month (October 2014), the Volusia County jail had an Ebola scare. -->
A quick GOOGLE search will reveal that other jails / prisons across this nation had similar Ebola scares.
While Volusia County officials assured the public that the incident at the jail was not a threat to public safety - we (VolusiaExposed) suggest that is NOT entirely factual.
Obviously, since the jail inmate did NOT have the Ebola virus - the incident itself was not a direct threat to the general health of the entire county. However, we (VolusiaExposed) question whether the jail's, and it's health care provider's protocols are well enough developed to deal with an infectious disease outbreak.
We (VolusiaExposed) invite our readers to review Corizon's -"Intake Screening Form" and their written "Ebola Suspect Screening And Treatment" instructions.
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