Eagle County jail gets new health provider | VailDaily.com

Eagle County jail gets new health provider

Vail Daily staff report
Eagle County, CO Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – Correctional Healthcare Management will on Sept. 1 become the health care provider for Eagle County jail inmates.

The decision to contract an outside medical provider was made by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, county attorney, Board of County Commissioners and a public health manager.

The firm will provide medical treatment at the jail.

“Anytime that you take an inmate out of a secure facility and transport them to an outside medical provider there is an inherent risk to the public’s safety,” Eagle County Jail Administrator Bill Kaufman.

Correctional Healthcare Management currently works in 70 facilities in 10 states, including 34 facilities in Colorado.

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