CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation and Marshall Well being have entered into a brand new partnership to enhance well being care companies in DCR services.
With this new partnership, Ayne Amjad, M.D., M.P.H., was named Director of correctional healthcare for the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Amjad was additionally named an assistant professor of medication on the Marshall College Joan C. Edwards Faculty of Drugs.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dr. Amjad to the West Virginia Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation,” stated Jeff Sandy, Secretary of the West Virginia Division of Homeland Safety.
On this position, Amjad might be tasked with overseeing the correctional services all through West Virginia which is partnered with contract care supplier, Wexford Well being.
“Her long-standing dedication to public well being and public service is commendable and I do know this additional partnership with Marshall College will proceed to serve our nice state,” Sandy added.
Amjad earned her Physician of Drugs from Marshall College, then accomplished her Inside Drugs residency at Allegheny Basic Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She additionally holds a Grasp of Public Well being from West Virginia College.
Amjad spent 10 years in non-public follow earlier than being appointed by Governor Jim Justice to be the Chief Advisor for the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“By working with DCR and Wexford Well being, we hope to make sure high quality well being take care of all people in correctional services,” Amjad stated.