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NaphCare Works Alongside Newton County Detention Centers and Sheriff’s Department to Earn NCCHC Accreditation for Healthcare Standards

By NaphCare Inc
Published: 03/19/2014

BIRMINGHAM, AL – NaphCare, Inc., an independent leader providing proactive, comprehensive correctional healthcare and state-of-the-art technology is pleased to announce along with Sheriff Ezell Brown that the Newton County Detention Center in Covington, GA, has earned accreditation for healthcare standards from the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC).

The NCCHC is a private, not-for-profit organization that developed an accreditation program for correctional institutions based upon nationally accepted standards for health services. A team composed of clinical professionals and other health administrators who understand the correctional industry make an assessment of the facility, reviewing its medical and mental health services delivery program. The NCCHC survey team found the Newton County Detention Center to be in 100% compliance with the organization’s high standards. The accreditation award will be presented to Sheriff Brown during the NCCHC Spring Conference being held in Atlanta, GA on April 5, 2014.

“Attaining NCCHC accreditation means a great deal in our industry and documents the commitment to quality and exceptional service among the Newton County team and staff,” said Jeff McLane, Executive Vice President of NaphCare. “We are so pleased that the entire team’s hard work, along with Captain Sammy Banks and First Lt. Brice Smith from the Newton County Sheriff’s Department, has been recognized and are confident that they will continue to exceed expectations in providing quality care to our inmate patients at the Newton County Detention Center.”

“On behalf of the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, it gives me great pleasure to acknowledge the receipt of Certification from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. We are proud to be among law enforcement and correctional facilities that support efficient, high quality care for residents,” said Sheriff Brown. “Our organization welcomed the opportunity to enter into a process valuing the overall benefit of total disease management. After a self- evaluation, we engaged in the process of rewriting our policies and procedures and are happy to meet your high standards. We want to thank our health care and detention staff for helping make this certification possible.”

The NCCHC accreditation process is voluntarily performed by clinical professionals to evaluate whether the facility’s health services meet the NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services. The Standards include healthcare services and support, governance and administration, inmate care and treatment, personnel and training, health promotion and disease prevention, special needs and services, health records and medical-legal issues. During Newton County’s accreditation process, the NCCHC team reviewed the facility’s medical policies and procedures, inspecting medical records and conducting interviews.

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