PITTSBURGH, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Wexford Health Sources is pleased to announce that it recently signed a 2-year contract with the Kane County (Illinois) Sheriff's Office to provide medical services for the Kane County Adult Justice Center. Under this contract, Wexford Health will provide onsite and offsite health care, pharmaceuticals, and ancillary services to approximately 640 inmates. The contract, which started on December 1, will run through April 2013, with the option to extend for two additional one-year periods. Wexford Health formerly held a similar contract with Kane County from 2003 to 2006.
Nick Little, Wexford Health Vice President Quality, Compliance and Business Affairs, says, "We are extremely pleased to work with the Kane County Sheriff's Office again. They are an excellent organization, and we are proud to partner with them to provide health care services to the inmate population at the Adult Justice Center. We look forward to working with Kane County for many years to come."
Over the past two decades, Wexford Health has successfully managed health care programs for more than 260 correctional facilities and other types of institutions across the country, including prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, substance abuse facilities, mental health units, and sex offender treatment centers.
Serving approximately 90,000 patients, Wexford Health Sources is one of the nation's largest correctional health care providers. The company provides medical, mental health, pharmacy, substance abuse, utilization management, claims processing, and technology services to more than 100 state, regional, and local facilities across the country. The Pittsburgh-based corporation helps government agencies and institutions control health care costs while maintaining quality of care.
SOURCE Wexford Health Sources, Inc.