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Inmate health care sees improvement with new vendor

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Four months after taking over health care duties for inmates in the state’s Department of Corrections, Centurion of Florida, LLC is showing marked improvements over its predecessor. The company has added more than 500 new staff members, a nearly 15 percent increase, and has almost entirely snuffed out the use of temporary physicians, resulting in inmates having more dedicated long-term caregivers in place. The previous company to provide health care to Florida inmates, Corizon, abruptly canceled its $1.2 billion contract with the…

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