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Yates County Jail Nurse achieves professional certification

Sheriff Ron Spike announces that the County Jail Nurse ERICA NESBIT, BSN, CCHP has become a Certified Correctional Health Professional (CCHP) having attained certification in the field of correctional health care effective January 1st, 2019 recognized by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, Chicago, Illinois. She has demonstrated a mastery of national standards and the knowledge expected of leaders working in this field. She now joins over 3,500 correctional health care professionals who have attained this distinction through education and the passing of a national examination created by the CCHP Board of Trustees. .

According to Chief Correction Officer Jared Bailey, the jail administrator, “Erica, continually exhibits professionalism working with the Jail Physician on inmate health care, and strives to see that there is continuity of that care when someone transitions out of jail back to their community.”

“We are very proud of Erica’s accomplishment as a CCHP is highly regarded in this specialized field of correctional health care for the application of standards and guidelines for appropriate delivery of health care for those incarcerated,” said Sheriff Spike, “This especially applies to legal principles, ethical obligations, services delivery and the professional excellence in correctional health care thereby reducing liability risks to the county.”

For more information on the CCHP program, please send an email to cchp@ncchc.org or visit the Web at www.ncchc.org/CCHP.

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