VB appoints new medical provider for correctional center

The two parties have agreed to a one-year, $5.78 million contract. There is an option for four one-year extensions to this contract.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday that Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) will be the new medical provider for the Virginia Beach Correctional Center.

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“ACH is a welcome addition to the Virginia Beach Correctional Facility,” said Sheriff Ken Stolle. “We always seek to provide the best value for taxpayers and the highest quality of care for the prison population, and we are delighted to work with ACH to achieve these goals.”

The two parties have agreed to a one-year, $5.78 million contract. There is an option for four one-year extensions to this contract.

Under the agreement, ACH will be responsible for providing medical, mental health, dental, pharmaceutical, laboratory, dialysis and other ancillary services to the prison’s 1,040 inmates.

“We are grateful to the City of Virginia Beach for placing their trust in us,” said Jessica Young, President and CEO of ACH. “Our work is demanding and it takes special people to do what we do, but our team has the best work ethic in the industry. We pride ourselves on the services we provide, from medical and behavioral care for our incarcerated patients to officer and first responder wellness programs.

Prior to choosing ACH, the city received six compliant proposals for the contract. Officials say the city’s purchasing division awarded the contract based on feedback from an evaluation committee that evaluated respondents’ proposals based on their experience, abilities, services to be provided and the price.

ACH has been the interim medical provider since February. The organization is based in Tennessee and serves more than 32,000 patients at more than 330 correctional facilities in 18 states.