NCCHC Honors Lynn Sander for Excellence in Communication

Posted Nov 1, 2014

Lynn Sander, MD, FSCP, CCHP, has posthumously received the B. Jaye Anno Award of Excellence in Communication for 2014. This award pays tribute to innovative, well-executed communications that have had a positive impact on the field of correctional health care, or to individuals for bodies of work. Named after NCCHC’s cofounder and first vice president, B. Jaye Anno, PhD, CCHP-A, the award was presented Oct. 20 during the opening ceremony of NCCHC’s National Conference on Correctional Health Care in Las Vegas, NV.

CorrDocs was already a well-regarded specialty publication when Dr. Sander became its editor in 2007. But under her passionate and resolute stewardship, the quarterly newsletter of the Society of Correctional Physicians evolved and matured into a different sort of periodical. She expanded its educational mission, recruiting experts in the field to contribute a broad array of substantive articles of value to the membership, and she never missed a deadline.

Dr. Sander worked in correctional health care for nearly 30 years before she died in November 2013. She spent 16 years at the Denver County Jail system, serving as its medical director for the last 10. She then worked a few years as corporate medical director for a correctional health care provider before beginning a consultant practice in 2007. That coincided with the end of her two-year term as SCP president and the start of her volunteer job as CorrDocs editor.

Dr. Sander was a lifelong educator who promoted careers in correctional medicine through a teaching program at the Denver County Jail. She presented at many conferences and was instrumental in developing the curriculum for NCCHC’s first Medical Director Boot Camp, which evolved into the Correctional Health Care Leadership Institutes.

Find Dr. Sander's award profile here.

EDITOR NOTE: A photograph of Dr. Sander is available.

About the National Commission on Correctional Health Care

NCCHC is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization working to improve the quality of care in our nation’s jails, prisons, and juvenile detention and confinement facilities. NCCHC establishes standards for health services in correctional facilities, operates a voluntary accreditation program for institutions that meet these standards, produces and disseminates resource publications, conducts educational trainings and conferences, and offers a certification program for correctional health professionals. NCCHC is supported by the major national organizations representing the fields of health, law and corrections. Each of these organizations has named a representative to the NCCHC board of directors.

NCCHC Supporting Organizations: Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Physician Assistants, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, American Association of Public Health Physicians, American Bar Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Healthcare Executives, American College of Neuropsychiatrists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Preventive Medicine, American Correctional Health Services Association, American Counseling Association, American Dental Association, American Health Information Management Association, American Jail Association, American Medical Association, American Nurses Association, American Osteopathic Association, American Pharmacists Association, American Psychiatric Association, American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, International Association for Correctional and Forensic Psychology, National Association of Counties, National Association of County and City Health Officials, National Association of Social Workers, National Medical Association, National Partnership for Juvenile Services, National Sheriffs' Association, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, Society of Correctional Physicians

For more information:
Jaime Shimkus, Editor, NCCHC, 1145 Diversey Ave., Chicago, IL 60614