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  1. Wellpath Honors Our Frontline Fighters

    To our heroes on the front lines – we see you, we hear you, and we appreciate you more than you will ever know. The world will never forget your courage and compassion.   Click the video below to view a special tribute to our frontline fighters!  

  2. Partner Webinar Video and Presentation Notes – Thursday, April 16, 2020

    Thank you for joining Wellpath for the COVID-19/Coronavirus Partner Webinar on Thursday, April 16, 2020. A special thank you to Sheriff Clarence F. Birkhead (Durham County, NC); John Wetzel, Secretary of Corrections (Pennsylvania DOC); and Chris Oppman, Deputy Secretary of Administration (Pennsylvania DOC) for joining Wellpath and sharing your insight and best practices. Click here to access the presentation slides. Click below to watch a video of the webinar.

  3. Wellpath Announces Enhanced Pay and Benefits for Frontline Team Members

    MOVE IN RESPONSE TO “HEROIC WORK BY A DEDICATED TEAM PROVIDING HEALTHCARE TO THE MOST VULNERABLE AMONG US” DURING THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS.  NASHVILLE, TN – Wellpath today announced a set of bonuses, increased paid time off and other benefits to help the thousands of frontline team members in sites providing clinical care during the coronavirus crisis.  In announcing the changes, Wellpath CEO Jorge Dominicis said, “Our primary goal is always to provide the best healthcare to vulnerable patients in challenging clinical environments. The only way we can do this is by making sure our dedicated team is supported, safe, and healthy. Their heroic work is meeting the challenges of the Coronavirus head on, and we will continue to do everything we can […]

  4. Keeping it Clean

    Avoid infection with cleaning, disinfection, and hygiene One of the best ways to avoid infection with COVID-19 is keeping a safe distance – at least six feet – from an infected person. That may be difficult in most correctional or detention facilities. While the likelihood of contracting COVID-19 from hard surfaces or paper products is lower than airborne, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) promotes good hand hygiene and cleaning/disinfecting of living, recreation and work areas. This article highlights the key points related to hygiene, cleaning, and disinfection in the CDC’s Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities. Wellpath medical staff follows these CDC guidelines to minimize the chance for infection. Additional details […]

  5. Flattening the Curve

    CDC guidelines protect staff, medical personnel, visitors & patients One of the best ways to protect against the COVID-19 is to avoid contact with the virus. Do not touch it. Do not breathe it. Maintain six feet of distance between people. Use the prescribed personal protective equipment (PPE). COVID-19 is an equal opportunity virus. It threatens everyone without regard for age, sex, or socio-economic status. It affects leaders of countries, doctors, nurses, and incarcerated individuals equally. It has no respect for the economy or business timelines. As Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, says, COVID-19 has its own timeline. The best advice for avoiding COVID-19 is to minimize contact to the virus by […]

  6. Better Care, Better Outcomes, Better Lives

    The following article was written by Wellpath Health Services Administrator Cody Pittman, RN from the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. The article was featured in KBD Connection. Click to view the issue here.  For the past five years, I have dedicated my nursing career to helping an underserved population. While I do not walk into a hospital, a nursing home, a school, or a rehab facility every day, I do step foot behind bars. My name is Cody Pittman and I am a Registered Nurse for the state of KY and I practice within the correctional setting. Let me give you a little background on Correctional Nursing and what it is not. It is not just placing a Band-Aid on patients. […]

  7. It’s flu season! Take care of yourself.

    Influenza Season is well into the 2019-20 season. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that so far this season there have been at least 13 million flu illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths from flu. Early on, southern and southeastern states were the most affected, including Tennessee. This has continued to progress with an increasing number of states affected; see chart below. For more information on your location, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly. This site is updated weekly. This year, influenza vaccinations are most frequently administered using a quadrivalent vaccine. This vaccine includes two Influenza A (H1N1, H3N2) and two influenza B (Victoria, Yamagata) viruses. To this point, 62% of reported Influenza screens are Influenza B (Victoria strain most common) and 38% Influenza […]

  8. Tis the season to take care of yourself to avoid SAD.

    Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) This is the time of year that we are so busy being merry and full of holiday cheer, but did you know that many of us may also experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)? SAD is a type of depression that comes and goes with the seasons, typically starting in the late fall or early winter and going away during the spring and summer. Signs and Symptoms Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression displaying a recurring seasonal pattern for at least 2 years. Symptoms of Major Depression: Feeling depressed most of the day, nearly every day Feeling hopeless or worthless Having low energy Losing interest in activities you once enjoyed Having problems with sleep […]

  9. World Aids Day 2019 – Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community

    This year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services launched an ambitious plan called “Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America” to reduce the incidence of HIV domestically by 75% in 5 years, and by 90% by 2030. The National Institutes of Health has played — and will continue to play — a pivotal role in supporting the innovative science underpinning this effort. In fact, NIH-funded research provided the scientific basis to even consider ending the epidemic as a feasible goal. Read more at: https://www.hiv.gov/blog/nih-statement-world-aids-day-2019. In acknowledgment of WORLD AIDS DAY on Sunday, December 1st, Wellpath’s clinical leaders would like to share the following key facts about HIV: In the United States, an estimated 15% of persons living with […]

  10. Wellpath Honors Veterans Day 2019

     Thank You, Military Veterans! We appreciate and salute all who have selflessly served in our armed forces. Thank you for your courage and commitment. Those who live in freedom will always be grateful to those who helped preserve it.   Wellpath Salutes Our Military Veteran Employees On this Veteran’s Day 2019, we’d like to thank all 550+ Wellpath veteran employees! The following individuals’ service and commitment to this organization is exceptional. They add tremendous value to our company—providing quality care to every patient with compassion, collaboration and innovation. Aaron Fry Aaron Hill Adaku Njoku-Animashaun Adam Knoll Adolfo Cisnero Afework Teklearegay Alan Audette Albert Herrera Albert Smith Alennis Lopez Osorio Alexandra Paul Alicia Giannotti Allan Kirkwood Alphonse Roscoe Alvin Robinson Alyssa […]

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