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  1. Juneteenth: A Day of Solidarity // A Letter from our CEO

    Dear Wellpath Colleagues — I remember as a young man working for a gentleman who repaired HVAC systems. We were driving back from a day’s work in south Florida and there was someone without a shirt, jogging along the side of the road. My colleague said, “that’s illegal, you can’t exercise without a shirt.” I said, no it’s not — I play hoops without a shirt all the time. He looked at me and said, “I was stopped jogging just last week; the difference, Jorge, is you’re not black.” This year, on Juneteenth, we commemorate and celebrate the end of slavery, it is important to remember that the burden of systemic racism remains real. There are so many stories of […]

  2. Wellpath Clinical COVID-19 Update: Stay Vigilant!

    Wellpath Partners, As communities around the country begin to open up, we are beginning to see corresponding increases in positive cases in our facilities. As your healthcare partner we feel it is our responsibility to make sure we have communicated our recommendation that no matter what is happening in your community, together we must stay vigilant and firm with regard to COVID-19 mitigation strategies. This means we suggest maintaining all core tactics and techniques designed to slow the spread including: masking, hand hygiene, cohorting, quarantining, limiting in person visits, and ensuring safe interactions with outside vendors. In addition, now more than ever it is critical that our staff understand the importance of masking and social distancing when they are not […]

  3. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – June 11, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19 Partner Webinar on Thursday, June 11, 2020. A special thank you to David Pomaville, Director of Public Health in Fresno County, California, for joining Wellpath to share his important insights about moving forward, and how the public and correctional healthcare can work together to build a healthier community. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  4. In Support of Justice for All – A message from our CEO

    Dear Wellpath Family, At Wellpath, everything we do is about taking care of people.  We pride ourselves on bringing hope and healing to those who need it most and we seek every day to Always Do the Right Thing.  That is who we are.  The senseless death of George Floyd goes against all that Wellpath stands for, and has deeply affected us all.  Like you, I feel sad, frustrated, concerned and angry.  Across the country, including in many of the communities we serve, these emotions have inspired people, including some of our own, to peacefully protest Mr. Floyd’s death, other similar incidents, and the conditions that led to them. We support these peaceful protests. Part of what has made the […]

  5. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – May 28, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19 Partner Webinar on Thursday, May 28, 2020. Click here to access the CDC’s Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  6. Maple Lane nurse finds joy in helping patients

    Candice Noble has seen and heard just about everything in her work as a registered nurse in a psychiatric facility. “When you’re in behavioral health it is not boring,” she said with a laugh. “It is a very high-paced job that you just don’t know what to expect.” Being a registered nurse and the program administrator at Maple Lane Competency Restoration Program means expecting the unexpected, however. Click here to read the complete article.

  7. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – May 14, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19 Partner Webinar on Thursday, May 14, 2020. A special thank you to Captain William Teel from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department for joining Wellpath to share his insights about looking towards the future in this pandemic. Click here to access the “Back to Normal” study from The University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service and the Tennessee Corrections Institute that Captain Teel references. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  8. Yolo County Jail staff continue efforts to combat COVID-19

    Precautions being taken at the Yolo County Jail and Juvenile Detention Facility seem to be paying off. While giving an update to the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sheriff Tom Lopez reported no cases of COVID-19 at the adult facilities. Patrol units have “stayed busy” as the department is receiving more calls than normal though Lopez said they primarily aren’t related to the pandemic. Calls about people violating the health order have mostly stopped since golf courses reopened, he explained. Click here to read the complete article from the Daily Democrat.

  9. Wellpath Donates Surgical Masks to Correction Staff and Residents

    Wellpath announced a donation of surgical masks to Westchester County Department of Correction to add to their strategic supply being provided to their staff and residents. This effort is in addition to masks being provided for all Wellpath staff and supports the mask protocols for all essential staff and residents that was initiated by the Westchester County Department of Correction (WCDOC) in an effort to lessen the introduction and spread of COVID-19 in the facility. Read more: https://news.hamlethub.com/somers/publicsafety/4212-wellpath-donates-surgical-masks-to-correction-staff-and-residents  

  10. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – May 7, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Partner Webinar on Thursday, May 7, 2020. A special thank you to Commissioner Carol Mici from the Massachusetts Department of Correction for joining Wellpath to share her insights and best practices. Click here to access the CDC MMWR study Dr. Thomas Pangburn references. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  11. Prisons, jails will reignite the coronavirus pandemic unless we act to stop it | OPINION

    The high rate of COVID-19 infections in some of our nation’s prisons and jails is a stark warning of what could happen if our nation continues to treat inmates and healthcare workers in those facilities as second class citizens, unworthy of personal protective equipment. The outbreaks among the incarcerated will contribute to the current overburdening of hospitals. But more ominously, as asymptomatic inmates are released they will infect their communities, as will correctional healthcare workers who travel daily from their facility to their home. If our nation wants to turn the corner on the global pandemic, we must move quickly to address this aspect of the crisis. Read the full Op Ed here: https://www.citizen-times.com/story/opinion/2020/05/08/coronavirus-nc-prisons-jails-reignite-covid-19-pandemic-unless-we-act-stop/3076222001/  

  12. Partner Webinar Video & Presentation Slides – Thursday, April 30, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Partner Webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2020. A special thank you to Captain Curtis Childs from Oakland County, Michigan and Major Alfonso Starling from the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office for joining Wellpath to share your insight and best practices. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.  

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