Gwinnett Sheriff’s Office Achieves 100% Health Care Accreditation

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The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office proudly announces its achievement of 100 percent accreditation from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), showcasing compliance with the NCCHC’s Standards of Health Services in Jails.

In a thorough assessment conducted in December 2023, correctional health care experts rigorously evaluated the facility, ensuring adherence to established standards. The criteria were categorized as “Essential” and “Important,” requiring scores of 100 percent and 85 percent, respectively. Impressively, the Sheriff’s Office surpassed expectations, achieving a perfect score across all categories and meeting a total of 57 guidelines.

Sheriff Keybo Taylor emphasized the significance of addressing the medical needs of incarcerated populations, highlighting the commitment to advancing care and safety in Gwinnett County.

Chief Cleophas Atwater commended the dedication of staff to excellence, acknowledging their efforts in serving the community at the highest levels.

FirstClass Healthcare CEO, Benjamin Lefkove, lauded the mutual commitment to high-quality healthcare, recognizing the recent NCCHC accreditation as a testament to this dedication.

NCCHC, with over 40 years of promoting correctional health care, provides guidance to enhance services for incarcerated populations, contributing to increased efficiency and organizational effectiveness.

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office reaffirms its belief in health care as a basic human right, pledging to deliver innovative, excellent, and efficient care to those incarcerated in its jail. Commendations were extended to the Jail Operations Division and FirstClass Healthcare medical staff for their hard work and dedication.

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