We are very proud of this first ever Stevie Award accomplishment! This year was CorrHealth’s first submission for a Stevie Award. Being awarded a bronze ‘Stevie’ is validation that our vision was correct, we’re following our mantra to always “Do Right” by those we proudly serve, and we’re on the right track with what we’re doing.
Although this award shines a light on CorrHealth, it also provides more exposure to the correctional healthcare industry – what we do, who we serve, why we do what we do, and why it’s important.
The inmate patients inside county detention facilities are a segment of every community. This underserved population is one that most people do not consider, and they need our help. It’s likely that those who are incarcerated in our detention facilities are from the communities in which they’re now serving time.
They are someone’s parent, spouse, sibling, and friend. Often the care team inside the detention center are the inmate patient’s only exposure to quality care. Whether is medical or behavioral, it’s our mission and responsibility to deliver a high standard of care for our inmate patients. Provide the education for them on how to live a healthier, safer lifestyle and when released, connect them with community-based providers who will share the necessary resources, which will help them thrive and succeed in life. It’s likely that they’ll continue to live in the very same community.
CorrHealth CEO and Founder, Todd Murphy, explains, “They may be preparing your meals at your favorite restaurants tomorrow. They may check you in at the hotels and resorts where you vacation or sit in the car next to you at the red light. They live among us and they’re here to stay. Given that we all want to life in safer, healthier communities, doesn’t it make sense to care for them now? As a society who wants to live a safer and healthier life, it’s our collective responsibility to acknowledge and care for everyone in the communities where we live.” Indeed.