BACKGROUND: GEO Care assumed operation of The Columbia Regional Care Center (CRCC) in October 2009 under the terms of an operations contract. The acquisition allows CRCC to expand its service delivery operations as well as to maintain and even improve its quality of services. It’s new support base and increased resources allow CRCC to even better serve the needs of its clients.The Columbia Regional Care Center, in Columbia, South Carolina, is the only private detention healthcare facility in the United States. Accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC), Columbia Regional Care Center is a 374-bed facility offering sub-acute, skilled, intermediate and hospice care for conditions such as AIDS, cancer, cardiac disease, and kidney dialysis, mental health, and special needs programs for detainees. The Center serves county, state and federal agencies in South Carolina and throughout the U.S. Services The Columbia Regional Care Center was designed to provide detention healthcare. In addition to providing detention healthcare, CRCC also provides inpatient evaluation and treatment for individuals determined to be not competent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity for the State of South Carolina. This distinct part of the CRCC, which recently received Joint Commission Accreditation, is operated in partnership with the SC Department of Mental Health and Bryant Psychiatric Hospital. SERVICES: CRCC offers a broad range of medical services including full-time primary physician care, 24-hour skilled nursing coverage and assistance with activities of daily living. CRCC offers acute, sub-acute, skilled care; intermediate and assisted care; geriatric and hospice care; pre and post operative care; oncology and primary care services for a wide range of common health conditions including, but not limited to AIDS, cancer, hepatitis, tuberculosis, pneumonia, cardiac disease, quadriplegia, kidney disease and traumatic brain/spinal cord injury. CRCC offers special needs services for detainees including a 20 station dialysis unit (to include a Hepatitis B isolation room), peritoneal dialysis, chemotherapy, enteral feeding, infusion services, tracheostomy care, physical therapy and ventilator care (life support). SCOPE OF WORK: CRCC provides inpatient forensic and mental health treatment and evaluation services to include comprehensive assessments, evaluation and treatment of psychiatric disorders for individuals involved with the criminal court system for a wide range of mental illnesses and conditions. Mental Competency Studies and observation cases are provided by a licensed forensic psychiatrist for both federal and state courts. Detainees have a highly structured milieu and are encouraged to be fully involved in their treatment including treatment team meetings, group activities, education classes, life skills, and spiritual services. The Mental Health Department conducts supportive therapy groups each week. Education classes include GED preparation, computer technology, English as a second language, basic reading and math skills. ACCREDITATION: National Commission on Correctional Healthcare (NCCHC) and The Joint Commission (exclusively on SCDMH Units).
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