Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
-- Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Director Reginald A.
Wilkinson today announced DRC’s response to Governor Bob Taft’s request for
an internal review of the prison health care system.
Director Wilkinson has assembled a team of individuals with diverse
backgrounds who will be charged with the task of reviewing the Department’s
health care delivery system.
Taft has expressed his concerns and instructed DRC to conduct an internal
review, bring in an outside consultant and cooperate with the Correctional
Institution Inspection Committee to bring about any needed changes to enhance
the quality of health care made available to prisoners.
“ We are always looking to improve and ensure quality services in the
Department of Rehabilitation and Correction,” said Director Wilkinson.
“I look forward to the recommendations for improvement that will come
after a thorough and independent review of our prison health care system.”
Director Wilkinson has appointed Assistant Director Tom Stickrath to serve as chair of the 14-member review team. Everyone selected to serve on this team are DRC staff that work in the areas of security, medical, administration or legal services. The review committee will submit their report by the end of the year.
will be announcing the contract medical consultant soon. This person will be
tasked with the responsibility of evaluating the clinical aspects of health care
delivery in the prison system and making recommendations for improvement.
you will find the names of the individuals that have been named to this review
team. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact the DRC
Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.
Care Review Team:
Tom Stickrath, Chair
Northrup, Deputy Director, Office of Correctional Health Care
Brooks, North Regional Director, Office of Prisons
Hartzler, Warden, Corrections Medical Center
Riley, Chief, Bureau of Internal Audits and Standards Compliance
Bucholtz, Assistant Chief, Chief Inspector’s Office
Chambers, Deputy Warden of Special Services, Ohio Reformatory for
Eberlin, Deputy Warden of Special Services, Belmont Correctional
Eastman, Chief, Bureau of Budgets and Analysis
Stanforth, Health Care Administrator, Pickaway Correctional Institution
Lawson, Health Care Administrator, Lebanon Correctional Institution
Ehrle, Legal Counsel
Gray, Registered Nurse, Corrections Medical Center