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Brunswick Co. Commissioners approve agreement with Wellpath for inmate healthcare [Video]

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WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Brunswick County Commissioners voted at their meeting on March 18 to keep the same company in charge of providing healthcare to jail inmates.

Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a new $2.1 million agreement with Wellpath LLC., a company that has faced accusations of providing inadequate care at facilities across the country.

12 Senators signed a letter in December raising serious concerns about Wellpath’s operations. WECT has not found any reports regarding concerns about Wellpath’s operations in Brunswick County.

“We’ve had a good-standing relationship with them. And the big thing is a relationship with Wellpath nurses and our jail facility. That’s what’s key. And they have gotten along great. So, you don’t want to rock that boat, and they’ve been doing a great job. And that communication between the nurses and the jail staff is very key. So, we’ve got that now, it’s not something we want …

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