Wexford Health awarded State of Arizona Department of Corrections health care services contract
|By Wexford Health Sources, Inc|
PITTSBURGH, PA (May 3, 2012) — Wexford Health Sources is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a 5-year contract with the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADOC) to provide comprehensive health care services . Under this contract, Wexford Health will provide onsite and offsite medical, dental, pharmacy, mental health, and the administration of third-party services. The initial contract term is set to start on July 1 and will run through June 30, 2017.
Wexford Health president and CEO Mark Hale said, “Wexford Health is committed to providing the high level of responsive and innovative services the people of Arizona expect. To maintain continuity of patient care and to minimize any disruption for our clients, we are committed to retaining current Department of Corrections’ health care employees, to the greatest extent possible. This commitment is consistent with Wexford Health’s exceptional track record of hiring existing prison health care staff.”
“Wexford Health is no stranger to Arizona. For almost ten years, we have provided services to the Yavapai County jail facilities. The award winning ‘Restoration to Competency’ program we developed with Yavapai County has now been adopted by more than half of the counties in Arizona, and has been proven to save county taxpayers money.”
Over the past two decades, Wexford Health has successfully managed health care programs for more than 260 correctional facilities and other types of institutions across the country, including prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, substance abuse facilities, mental health units, and sex offender treatment centers.
Wexford Health Sources, one of the nation’s largest correctional health care companies, provides medical, mental health, pharmacy, rehabilitation, utilization management, claims processing, and technology services to state, regional, and local clients across the country. The Pittsburgh-based company helps governments, correctional facilities, and other institutions control inmate health care costs while maintaining quality of care.