“Since announcing our intention to re-bid our health care contracts in February, we have worked collaboratively with our health care staff, statewide, in preparation for an eventual shift in our health services infrastructure. We will continue to provide updates on this process in the coming weeks and months. Today, Secretary Julie Jones met with Corizon Health, one of the Department’s health services providers, and was notified that the company would be exercising its contractual right to begin the 180 day contract termination process. In the coming months, Secretary Jones will work closely with the Department’s Office of Health Services to ensure that the appropriate staff and resources are available at our facilities to continue seamless delivery of appropriate medical care to our inmate population. While Corizon has terminated its contract with the Department of Corrections, we will continue our partnership with Wexford Health Sources and will work closely with their leadership throughout this process.”
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs more than 23,000 members statewide, incarcerates more than 100,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.