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 Medication.
“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 shall 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 Medication from Marshall College, then accomplished her Inside Medication residency at Allegheny Normal Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She additionally holds a Grasp of Public Well being from West Virginia College.
Amjad spent 10 years in personal 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 look after all people in correctional services,” Amjad stated.