The National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) has once again awarded accreditation to the Gwinnett County Jail for its compliance with NCCHC Standards for Health Services in Jails.
Beginning April 1, 2015, a team of four clinical professionals spent two days conducting an exhaustive review of the medical and mental health services delivery program at the Gwinnett County Jail for their accreditation. The health care system analysis included, but was not limited to, a review of medical policies and procedures, interviews with inmates, health care workers and deputies along with a detailed inspection of medical records. On June 26th, NCCHC’s Accreditation Committee voted to continue to accredit the Gwinnett County Jail for its 100% compliance rate with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails.
Sheriff Butch Conway states, “Our NCCHC reaccreditation is affirmation that we continue to provide quality healthcare for the inmates in our custody. I appreciate the diligent efforts of my staff and the medical professionals at Corizon Health for helping us maintain this standard of excellence.”
The American Medical Association established a program that in 1983 became NCCHC, an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that grants public recognition to correctional institutions that meet its nationally accepted standards for healthcare delivery.