AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia Correctional HealthCare has been named a Partner Agency of the Year by the Georgia Department of Corrections. GCHC Staff received the award at the department’s annual awards ceremony today at Tift College in Forsyth, Ga.
Georgia Correctional HealthCare is the division of Georgia Regents University that provides comprehensive health care to the Department of Corrections 59 facilities and 48,000 inmates across the state. Through an interagency agreement with the department, GCHC has maintained high quality levels while controlling the costs associated with inmate health care since 1997.
“The hard work done by the people at Georgia Correctional HealthCare helps the Georgia Department of Corrections in fulfilling our mission to protect and serve the public,” wrote GDC Commissioner Brian Owens in a letter notifying GCHC of its award. “(We are excited to) honor those who have excelled at helping us accomplish that mission. The common thread among our honorees is that they did not achieve their success by accident. The awards they receive are a reflection of their commitment to this agency and their fellow teammates.”
Past recipients of the Agency of the Year Award have included Georgia State Patrol, the Georgia Department of Labor, and the U.S. Marshals Service of Office of Investigations and Compliance.