SOURCE: Correctional Healthcare Companies

Correctional Healthcare Companies

October 08, 2013 19:21 ET

Correctional Healthcare Companies Names Dirk Allison as New CEO

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Correctional Healthcare Companies (CHC), the largest medical services provider to county jails in the country, announced the appointment of Dirk Allison as President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Allison brings over 25 years of leadership experience with healthcare companies across multiple segments, including behavioral services, acute care, home medical equipment and supplies, hospice, dialysis and pharmacy management. "Dirk's success growing industry-leading organizations with a focus on providing the highest level of patient care will benefit both our customers and our patients," said Dale Wolf, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"I am excited to join CHC and its highly respected management team," said Allison. "We are positioned well in our markets to continue providing outstanding clinical care to our customers and I look forward to working with our management team to expand our industry leading clinical services and programs."

"CHC is a unique inmate healthcare provider offering continuity of correctional care, from pre to post-custody, supported by our ground-breaking methods and expertise. Dirk's successful record leading large organizations will help CHC continue to grow in correctional healthcare services," Don Houston, CHC's Chief Operating Officer, commented.

Allison comes to CHC from CCS Medical of Dallas, Texas, a national provider of medical supplies and services. As President and CEO of CCS, he spearheaded efforts to position CCS to effectively compete in the industry changing Medicare national competitive bid program. Prior to joining CCS Medical, Allison had extensive experience in healthcare management and finance, working as Senior Vice President and CFO of Odyssey Healthcare, a leading provider of end-of-life care in the U.S. Earlier in his career, he held executive leadership positions at Omniflight, Ardent Health Services and Renal Care Group.

Mr. Allison, a Certified Public Accountant, earned his MBA at the University of Dallas and his BBA at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He is starting his new position immediately.

About Correctional Healthcare Companies: CHC is a national leader in inmate healthcare services management, providing comprehensive medical, dental, behavioral and pharmaceutical solutions, state-of-the-art service, and uncompromised value to their clients for 21 years. CHC currently serves 250 correctional facilities throughout the United States and supports the provision of medical services to more than 70,000 detainees daily. Headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado, CHC oversees more than 2,700 employees and contractors across the country. For more information call: (866) 246-5245, email: info@correctioncare.com or visit www.correctioncare.com/

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