CoreCivic's Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex (CAFCC) has earned accreditation again from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC) by demonstrating compliance with NCCHC’s Standards for Health Services in Prisons. Accreditation recognizes CAFCC’s dedication to compliance with the most respected standards in correctional health care.
CAFCC underwent a rigorous on-site survey March 29-31, 2021. An experienced physician and other experts surveyed the facility for compliance with standards on continuous quality improvement, safety, infection control, personnel and training, medical and mental health care, health records, and legal issues. CAFCC was first accredited in 2011 and has maintained its commitment to meeting the requirements described in NCCHC’s standards for 10 years. Follow up accreditation will take place in March 2024.
CAFCC is a 5,000 bed, multi-level security facility located in Florence, Arizona. The facility is a major employer with over 800 full-time staff and serves as a strong corporate citizen in Florence and surrounding communities. The facility was the recipient of the prestigious NCCHC Facility of the Year award in 2018, selected from a group of nearly 500 prisons, jails and juvenile facilities accredited by NCCHC.
"The Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex team takes a proactive approach to providing health care to those in our care in order to meet the differing requirements of the community, as well as our federal government partners," said Kris Kline, Warden at CAFCC. "I salute the supervisors, officers and health care staff for their hard work, knowledge and unwavering commitment to the delivery of health care in a secure environment."
NCCHC has surveyed and accredited prisons, jails 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.
"In achieving NCCHC accreditation, Central Arizona Florence Correctional Complex has demonstrated its commitment to meeting constitutional requirements for health care for incarcerated individuals,” said NCCHC CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP. “Accreditation is a voluntary process and we commend CoreCivic for successfully undertaking this challenge to provide quality health care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”