CMS was selected based on their experience, references, litigation history, cost effectiveness and our previous history with them.
St. Louis (PRWEB) March 10, 2011
Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), the nation’s leading provider in correctional healthcare services, was recently awarded a contract with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections (LMDC) in Louisville, Ky. Valued at more than $5 million annually, the contract is for one year with the potential of being extended for four additional one-year contracts.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with CMS,” said Mark Bolton, Corrections Director at Louisville Metro Government. “Among the five organizations that bid on this contract, CMS was selected based on their experience, references, litigation history, cost effectiveness and our previous history with them.”
The LMDC medical department consists of more than 100 CMS employees that provide care for approximately 2110 incarcerated individuals. The LMDC medical department serves the Youth Detention Center, Jail Complex, Community Corrections Center and the Police Building.
CMS partnered with the LMDC previously from 1984 – 2005 and then again from 2007 – 2010. During those service periods CMS and LMDC accomplished many shared objectives in providing a quality correctional healthcare program to the Metro Government based on community standards of care.
“We are honored to be selected by LMDC and are eager to continue to provide high quality, accountable correctional health care in the Louisville facilities,” said Angelita Hendrickson, CMS Health Services Administrator for the LMDC medical program.
The CMS contract at LMDC will continue to be led by the current management team, including Site Medical Director Kevin Smith, Health Services Administrator Angelita Hendrickson, Mental Health Director Lee Zellars and Director of Nursing Alicia Fox.
About Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS)
Correctional Medical Services, Inc. (CMS), a national leader in correctional healthcare services, provides comprehensive, accountable, cost-effective services to correctional systems. CMS delivers a full suite of medical, dental, pharmacy and mental health services to nearly 280,000 incarcerated individuals in 19 states. Learn more at http://www.cmsstl.com.
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