Grant Phillips MD, CCHP, Joins NCCHC Board as Liaison From the American Academy of Family Physicians
Dr. Grant Phillips has replaced Jeffrey Alvarez MD, CCHP-P, CCHP-A, on the NCCHC Board of Representatives. Dr. Phillips comments, “As a family physician, my residency training centered on the treatment of the whole person, with a focus on physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual wellbeing. Optimization of whole person care is what we strive to do every day in the correctional health setting.”
Dr. Phillips has been the medical director of the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry since 2020, and before that, served for nine years as medical director among other positions for Maricopa County Correctional Health Services. He is a physician surveyor for NCCHC and a member of the Accreditation and Standards Committee.
NCCHC CEO Deborah Ross, CCHP, said “We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Phillips to the Board and to get his perspective as a family physician. NCCHC’s multidisciplinary board is one of our greatest strengths and to include someone of Dr. Phillips’ caliber strengthens our entire organization.”
“One of my main priorities while serving on the NCCHC Board of Representatives will be to help focus efforts on standardizing health care across correctional facilities and to evolve care delivery with the changing community health care landscape. I look forward to working with my colleagues on the NCCHC Board of Representatives to continually advance the field of correctional healthcare, through the focus on whole-person care and public health principles,” Dr. Phillips said.
Dr. Phillips received his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine and served as a major in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps for four years.