Corizon promotes chief nursing officer

Among senior VP's responsibilities will be development of nursing governance structure

Correctional health player Corizon announced the it has tapped its first senior vice president and chief nursing officer. Stepping into the role is Becky Pinney.

In the newly created role, Pinney will be responsible for developing a governance structure for Corizon's nurses managers and educators. She has been with the company for more than 20 years, starting in 1990 as director of nursing at Powhatan Correctional Facility in Virginia.

“Becky has a strong background in correctional healthcare, and we are excited to have her in this leadership position with Corizon,” said CEO Rich Hallworth. “She possesses a passion for quality patient care and safety, and will undoubtedly be a tremendous asset to the organization in this new role.”

Pinney will be based in Brentwood and report directly to Hallworth.