R. Scott Chavez Facility of the Year Award


This prestigious award is presented to one facility selected from among the nearly 500 prisons, jails and juvenile facilities accredited by NCCHC. The award is named after NCCHC’s longtime vice president.

Farmington Correctional Center

The Farmington Correctional Center is one of the largest prisons in the state of Missouri. The health services department, serving a medium-security male population with an average daily population of approximately 2,700, includes a medical clinic, six-bed infirmary, mental health offices and dental operatory.

The facility runs many programs for substance abuse and sex offender treatment, as well as several units housing mentally ill patients from the state system. Security staff assigned to these units receive special training to help them meet the needs of these patients.

The nomination for this facility noted the tight-knit multidisciplinary team and outstanding communication as the foundation of the exemplary patient care provided at the facility.

“We are delighted to honor the Farmington Correctional Center for its commitment to providing quality health care in a program where patients are treated with dignity and respect,” said Deborah Ross, CCHP, NCCHC’s chief executive officer.

Farmington Correctional Center

Representatives from the Farmington Correctional Center