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Wexford Awarded Mississippi Health Care Contract

By Wexford Health Sources, Inc
Published: 06/28/2006

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PITTSBURGH, PA (JUNE 27, 2006) — Wexford Health Sources, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has signed a 3-year contract with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) to provide comprehensive onsite health care services to more than 14,000 MDOC inmates in 34 correctional facilities across the state of Mississippi. The contract, worth approximately $95 million over the three-year period, starts July 1, 2006.

Wexford has more than fourteen years of experience providing inmate health services at jails and prisons across the United States. Company president and chief executive officer Mark Hale says, “We are excited at the prospect of partnering with the MDOC to provide high quality health services at the best possible value. Our goal is to apply our clinical and administrative programs to realize for Mississippi the same level of savings we have achieved for other Wexford statewide clients.”

Wexford Health Sources, the nation's third largest correctional health care company, provides medical, mental health, pharmacy, rehabilitation, utilization management, claims processing, and technology services to more than 93,000 inmates at 112 state, regional, and local facilities across the country. The Pittsburgh-based company helps governments and correctional facilities control inmate health care costs without sacrificing quality of care.

Contact:
Wendelyn R. Pekich
Director, Marketing & Proposal Development
Wexford Health Sources, Inc.
P: 412-937-8590, ext. 296
P: 412-937-8599
wpekich@wexfordhealth.com

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