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New Healthcare Provider for Mecklenburg County Detention Center, VitalCore Health Strategies, Faces Legal Challenges in Delaware

BySamantha Nguyen

Apr 3, 2024
New health care provider to take over at Mecklenburg County jail following early contract termination

In May, the Mecklenburg County Detention Center will have a new healthcare provider. VitalCore Health Strategies, based in Kansas, has been chosen to care for individuals at the facility. This transition comes after Wellpath, the current medical provider, terminated its contract with the jail. VitalCore was selected over five other companies that submitted proposals for the contract.

Sheriff Garry McFadden expressed excitement about the partnership with VitalCore Health Strategies. He stated that this collaboration represents a shared commitment to changing the culture and philosophy within the detention center. Although a contract has not been signed yet, discussions are underway between the sheriff’s office and VitalCore.

While VitalCore has been selected as the new healthcare provider for the Mecklenburg County Detention Center, the company is currently facing legal challenges in Delaware. The Delaware ACLU has filed a lawsuit against VitalCore, alleging substandard medical care in state prisons since they took over in July. This lawsuit adds to a pattern of legal troubles for healthcare providers in correctional facilities across North Carolina and other states.

In a previous investigation by The Charlotte Observer, it was reported that Wellpath,

By Samantha Nguyen

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