April 18,2019 - Glennville, Ga
The Board of Corrections and Commissioner Tim Ward honor correctional nurses at the annual meeting, awarding them with Governor's Proclamations and Commissioner's Coins. Those awarded were J. Mixon (Emanuel PDC), B. Braswell (Columbus TC), H. Harvey (Augusta TC), and M. Berryman (Whitworth WF).
Georgia Correctional Healthcare (GCHC) was established in 1997 through a unique collaboration between the University and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) with the goal of delivering high quality health care to the state's offender population while controlling the skyrocketing costs.
During the summer of 2017 GCHC expanded its role, taking on the healthcare management responsibilities of the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) in addition to the adult population with the GDC.
GCHC and its dedicated professionals strive to provide exceptional health care services to both adult and juvenile offenders in over 80 facilities statewide and do so in a timely and efficient, but compassionate manner. In a time of unprecedented change and growth, we continuously look for ways to not only maintain to to go above and beyond the community standards of care. GCHC employees don't just have a job, they have a mission!