April 15, 2016
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~Centurion to Transition into Nine Correctional Facilities~
TALLAHASSEE – Centurion of Florida will begin its initial transition into nine correctional facilities to provide comprehensive medical care to inmates on Saturday, April 16. The facilities included in this weekend’s transition are Holmes, Gulf, Liberty, Madison, Cross City and Lake Correctional Institutions, Quincy and Mayo Annexes and Gadsden Re-Entry Center.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “Since entering into a contract for comprehensive health care services in January, the Department and Centurion have worked collaboratively to ensure proper staffing, the availability of medical resources and a seamless delivery of medical care and services during this transition period. I am confident that Centurion will produce positive, patient-centered health outcomes for the more than 80,000 inmates under their care.”
“Centurion will begin delivering health care services to the inmates in the nine correctional facilities that we will transition into this weekend,” said CEO Steven Wheeler. “We would also like to thank Secretary Jones and the Department for working closely with us during this period to ensure the best possible outcomes as we begin this transition, and look forward to providing the same quality services to all 40 institutions we will soon be serving”
Centurion is replacing Corizon Health as the Department’s medical services provider in Regions 1, 2 and 3 and will finalize its transition into the remaining 32 major institutions in these regions by May 31, 2016.
For more information about the Department’s health care services, please visit http://www.dc.state.fl.us/orginfo/health.html.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 98,000 inmates and supervises nearly 140,000 offenders in the community.