For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022
Columbus, GA – Today, The Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to welcome Wellpath as the new contracted provider of Jail Health Care Services, starting April 1, 2022. Wellpath has been preparing to transition health care services over the past few weeks. Wellpath and the Muscogee County Sheriff’s Office wanted to make this transition as seamless and transparent as possible for the well-being of current staff and patients at the Muscogee County Jail. The five-year agreement begins April 1 and will provide comprehensive medical, and dental, along with the implementation of an electronic medical record system for patients at the Muscogee County Jail.
“We are excited to commence our new partnership with Sheriff Greg Countryman and the entire Muscogee County leadership and providing quality, compassionate healthcare to every patient,” said Zela Guirola, Group Vice President of Partnership Development. “Wellpath is eager to continue our mission of putting patients first.”
“We’re excited to begin this new venture and we look forward to many new opportunities to provide comprehensive healthcare services to the individuals in custody at the Muscogee County Jail.” said Sheriff Greg Countryman.
“Wellpath is eager to continue our legacy of providing excellent and compassionate healthcare to every individual,” said Laura Busbin, Director of Partnership Development. “At Wellpath, we pride ourselves on improving health and transforming lives. We bring best practices and innovative solutions but most importantly, we are committed to always doing the right thing and look forward to this new partnership.”
Wellpath holds patients at the center of everything we do. Our company promotes rigorous standards of care, nurtures innovation, and values compassionate service. With more than 15,000 clinicians and professionals in 34 states across the U.S. and Australia, Wellpath focuses on delivering high-quality healthcare. Every day, Wellpath provides medical and behavioral health services for nearly 300,000 patients located in state hospitals, forensic treatment, and civil commitment centers, Community Care Centers as well as local, state, and federal correctional facilities. Learn more at https://wellpathcare.com.