FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Loudoun County, VA (May 20, 2022) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center (ADC) has been named the Facility of the Year for the Northeast Region for the services provided by the facility’s medical staff. The northeast region includes 60 facilities in seven states.
The medical team was nominated and recognized last week at the Wellpath Health Service Administers Conference in Durham, North Carolina. The team was recognized for their perseverance to provide and continue exceptional service and compassionate care throughout the pandemic. The services provided by the team at the Loudoun ADC include dental care, optical care, on-site care, substance abuse/detox programs, behavioral health services, comprehensive health appraisals, radiology and laboratory services, medically necessary diet programs, special needs and chronic care, continuity of care and discharge planning, patient health education and awareness programs, emergency and hospitalization arrangements, pharmaceutical supply, and medication management.
“Under the management of Barbara Mason, Health Services Administer, and Barbara Hardy, Director of Nursing, who often had to fill shifts themselves, they exemplified what teamwork and leadership really means,” said Lori Peters, Regional Director for Wellpath. “Loudoun County Adult Detention Center is recognized and awarded Facility of the Year against some tough competition from 60 facilities in 7 states. As the Regional Director of Operations in Virginia, it was an honor to present Loudoun County as the Facility of the Year for the Northeast Local Detention Region. An award much deserving,” Peters added.
“I am very proud of the work being done at the adult detention center, from both our sworn and civilian staff, as well as our many partnerships, including private entities like Wellpath,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “We work to ensure everyone housed at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center has the best opportunity to succeed upon their release. This not only includes re-entry and educational programs but their overall health and well-being,” added Sheriff Chapman.
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office opened the state-of-the-art Adult Detention Center in 2007 with the phase II expansion opening in 2012. The agency has received 100% compliance from the Virginia Board of Corrections during its annual inspection since the opening of the facility 15 years ago. The Adult Detention Center includes administrative offices and the Loudoun County Magistrate’s Office within the same compound and uses both direct supervision and the podular remote methods of inmate supervision.
Wellpath provides inmate medical care at the Loudoun ADC and the medical team also receives training in mental health and substance abuse. They are trained to screen, assess, and intervene for behavioral health concerns among inmates housed at the facility.
Wellpath is one of the largest correctional providers of medical care and mental healthcare treatment in jails and prisons. They provide services in 34 states and are nationally accredited through NCCHC/ACA/CALEA/TJC/CARF.