Corizon, a private firm that provides health care services to more than 500 American prisons, has named Dr. Woodrow Myers Jr. as CEO. Myers previously worked as executive vice president and chief medical officer of WellPoint, a health insurance firm. An Indianapolis native, he also has worked as worked as state health commissioner in Indiana and as New York City health commissioner in the early 1990s, during the Dinkins administration.
Corizon, based in Brentwood, Tenn., and St. Louis, provides health care to about 410,000 inmates in 29 states. The firm was created in 2011 by its parent company, Valitas Health Services Inc., when it merged Correctional Medical Services and PHC Correctional Healthcare.