Corizon Health Services, a former prison health care provider to the state of Alabama, declared bankruptcy this week, according to a recent report in the Montgomery Advertiser.
Corizon has been linked in multiple media reports to YesCare. The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) selected YesCare as its winning bidder to provide health care services to the state's inmates.
YesCare sent out a press release in May 2022 that "the dedicated employees of Corizon Health are now YesCare, launching a powerful vision for correctional healthcare nationwide and announcing corporate leadership to drive the company's next chapter" and that "under CEO Sara Tirschwell's stewardship, YesCare will partner with state and local government clients to set and deliver on higher standards for care in corrections."
YesCare also recently changed CEOs from Tirschwell to Jeffrey Sholey. Tirschwell was quoted in numerous outlets as YesCare's CEO as recently as February 3. The company's website now lists Sholey as CEO.
The state of Alabama paid Corizon approximately $538.2 million from fiscal year 2011 to fiscal year 2018, according to the state Department of Finance.
Contract Review Committee members placed an Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) health care services contract with YesCare on hold for 45 days in early February over its over $1 billion price tag and concerns about the fairness of the bid process.
The contract between ADOC and YesCare totals $1.064 billion from April 2023 to September 2027 for comprehensive healthcare to all inmates in the physical custody and control of the ADOC.
ADOC announced in a press release in December they'd selected YesCare to enter into negotiations to be ADOC's health care provider for its 27 correctional facilities.
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