The Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) earned a certificate of accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) for its compliance with the organization's standards for health service in jail. The accreditation process required the facility to pass 67 different standards. Of those, 35 standards require 100 percent compliance and 32 important standards require 85 percent.
Correctional Healthcare Company (CHC), which has provided and coordinated health care services for the jail since July 2010, is responsible for maintaining accreditation of the facility.
The inspections were conducted on March 16, 2012 and the jail was 100 percent compliant with the standards, which are intended to help correctional facilities improve the health of their inmates, increase the efficiency of their health services delivery, strengthen their organizational effectiveness and reduce their risk of adverse patient outcomes and legal judgments.
This certificate earned by the MDC is considered a great achievement because it provides benefits such as improved staff training and development, assessment of program strengths and weaknesses, establishment of criteria to upgrade operations, and provide a safer environment for staff and offenders,” says Chief of Corrections, Ramon Rustin. “I am proud of both the MDC staff and all employees within the CHC organization for making this happen.”
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