LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Correctional healthcare services provider Correctional Medical Services, Inc. was awarded a contract with the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections in Louisville, Ky., valued at more than $5 million annually. The contract is for one year with the potential for four additional one-year extensions.
“We look forward to continuing our relationship with CMS,” said Mark Bolton, corrections director at Louisville Metro Government. “Among the five organizations that bid on this contract, CMS was selected based on their experience, references, litigation history, cost effectiveness and our previous history with them.”
More than 100 CMS employees provide healthcare to 2,110 inmates through LMDC’s medical department. The department serves the youth detention center, jail complex, community corrections center and the police building.
CMS partnered with the LMDC between 1984 and 2005 and again between 2007 and 2010 to provide correctional healthcare.
CMS services at LMDC will be led by the current management team, including site medical director Kevin Smith, health services administrator Angelita Hendrickson, mental health director Lee Zellars and director of nursing Alicia Fox.