Correctional Medical Associates, Inc.

Ensure a healthy population and save money
with our proven systems and processes.

History of CMA

Correctional Medical Associates has provided high-quality, cost-effective health care services and consultation to the corrections industry for more than 30 years.

Co-founded in 1987 by the late Lloyd T. Baccus, M.D., and his wife, Sandra, the Atlanta-based company's breadth of experience includes providing physical and mental health care services to Jails and Detention Centers (Adult and Juvenile) in Georgia and Mississippi. The company has also provided health care facility and accreditation training and expert consultation on correctional health delivery systems, clinical standards, risk management and consent decrees in more than 20 states.

CMA provided mental health care services to the Fulton County Jail from 1987 to 2011, a legacy that has become a model for many of the nation's correctional institutions.

Because of the higher-than-normal rate of mental illness within incarcerated populations, mental health screenings, assessments, treatment plans, medications and medication monitoring – as well as counseling and an effective suicide prevention program – are critical elements of the CMA program.

In 2000, CMA created and implemented a successful program to manage the treatment of chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and hypertension for Fulton County inmates. This program was managed by two medical industry experts, Dr. Earl Joyner and Dr. Hampton. The chronic disease management program was accorded national recognition for its outstanding results and serves as a model for correctional institutions across America. In 2006, the Fulton County Sheriff's Department again expanded CMA's scope of work to include the development and staffing of a medical program at the 60-bed Alpharetta jail facility.