Specialty company handling jail health care

We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)


Photo Gallery:

Click to view (3 Photos)

A new medical provider at the Johnson County jail plans to offer more care inside the jail so that inmates have to be taken elsewhere for treatment less frequently.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare took over medical care at the jail Dec. 15. Staff members treat injuries, short- and long-term illnesses and mental health issues inmates face. The company will bring in a mental health worker, dentist and X-ray machine when necessary so that inmates no longer have to be taken outside the jail for those appointments.

The company took over as the care provider at the jail after Johnson Memorial Hospital decided not to renew its contract with the county as the provider because the hospital did not want to provide jail care anymore.

This story appears in the print edition of Daily Journal. Subscribers can read the entire story online by signing in here or in our e-Edition by clicking here.

comments powered by Disqus

All content copyright ©2014 Daily Journal, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Click here to read our privacy policy.