On June 8, 2017, Visiting Nurse Correctional Health participated in the closeout of a three-day inspection at Kenosha County Detention Center by Nokimoto, a group of inspectors hired by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The purpose is to ensure all aspects of service and health care meet immigration standards. This year's closeout was a record two minutes long because no deficiencies were found.
The Health Services Unit had two inspectors on site. One inspector conducted chart review for quality assurance and provision of appropriate services. The other inspector focused on processes to ensure access to care. Both medical inspectors had only glowing comments. From the intake process to obtaining medications, resonse to sick call, patient follow up, chronic care clinic, dental and mental health services not one problem was found. Statements like "most organized paper charts", "amazingly organized clinic" and "excellent documentation" were shared. One inspector commented, "if I had a family member incarcerated I would want them here." This is a rather unusual but is a true testament to the hard work and dedication by our nurses, managers and administrative staff to our program. Liza Jervis, Director of Clinical Services