Dallas, Texas- CorrHealth announces Dr. Nicholas Longnecker, MD, CCHP, as its new Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Dr. Longnecker leads the company’s clinical strategy and oversees the health care functions related to physicians, mid-level providers, pharmacology practices and inmate/patient care, including medical team services, compliance with accrediting bodies, patient satisfaction, infection control and other quality of care measures.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Longnecker as our Chief Medical Officer,” said Todd Murphy, President and Co-Founder of CorrHealth. “Dr. Longnecker brings over 15-years of impressive experience working across multiple therapeutic areas. He brings a deep understanding of correctional healthcare and clinical medicine expertise and a passion for evolving and evidence-based therapies. We are confident that Dr. Longnecker’s robust knowledge, innovative mindset, and his passion to teach and support will help us advance our CorrHealth mission, our vision, and values.”
Dr. Longnecker adds, “I love correctional medicine but previously felt trapped in bureaucracy. I knew I was working in the right space but felt my voice was stifled and I wanted to truly make a difference for my patients or be able to make needed company change. I searched for an organization large enough to have a meaningful impact in the industry, but not so large they were unable to make future changes since the medical environment shifts continuously. I strive to be a beacon of education and sought an organization that allowed me the autonomy to train, support, and work closely with our providers and nurses. All my research and due diligence led me to CorrHealth.”
Prior to CorrHealth, Dr. Longnecker spent 10 years in increasingly senior leadership roles, most recently as the Medical Director for the Department of Corrections at the State Correctional Institute in Albion, PA. His experience also includes his role as a physician provider at the Washington County Jail (PA) and the Greenbriar Treatment Center, (a leading in-patient addiction treatment center) and as a hospitalist at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hamot.
Dr. Longnecker completed his residency at the Washington Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program. He earned his medical degree and graduated with honors from the prestigious Medical Scholars Program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and an B.S. from University of Miami.