The Putnam County Correctional Facility Awarded Accreditation From National Commission on Correctional Health Care

The Putnam County Correctional Facility has again earned accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Jails. Accreditation recognizes Putnam County’s dedication to compliance with the most respected standards in correctional health care.

The correctional facility underwent a rigorous on-site survey. An experienced physician and other experts in correctional health care surveyed the facility for compliance with standards on continuous quality improvement, safety, infection control, chronic care, personnel and training, medical and mental health care, health records, and legal issues. The facility was first accredited in 2005 and has maintained its commitment to meeting the requirements described in NCCHC’s standards since then. Accreditation is a voluntary process that Putnam has successfully completed to provide quality health care and instill confidence in the community it serves.

NCCHC has surveyed and accredited jails, prisons and juvenile detention and confinement facilities for 40 years. The NCCHC standards used in accreditation are developed with input from the nation’s experts in correctional health care.