Who: Karey Witty, 51
New role: CEO at Corizon Health, a Brentwood, Tenn.-based correctional facility health provider, replacing Dr. Woodrow Myers Jr., effective Nov. 2.
Past roles: Witty most recently served as CFO of Nashville-based post-acute-care manager naviHealth. He's been on Corizon's board of directors since 2011, when the company was created through the merger of PHS Correctional Healthcare and Correctional Medical Services, where he was CFO.
Focusing on mental health: “We use psychotherapy and pharmacological therapy to improve one's well-being, but the warm handoff back into society is an important part of keeping them out of incarceration. We've expanded our workforce in this area and I expect we will continue to expand these capabilities.”
Value-based care: “I have been managing risk for population health my entire career with an emphasis on the underserved, and the business we have built at Corizon will be much the same. Privatization of correctional healthcare introduces a managed-care model to ensure improved outcomes with proper utilization of medical services.”
Continuity of coverage: “With a decreasing uninsured population due to Medicaid expansion and the insurance exchanges, we have the ability to stabilize and improve one's health in hopes of handing them back into the community with an ability to maintain their health needs.”