Sylvia McQueen, M.D., CCHP
Dr. McQueen, a native from Washington, DC, educated in D.C. public schools and a graduate of the University of Maryland with a B.S. in Medical Tech- nology has over two decades of correctional health experiences, serving both jails and prison enterprises. Dr. McQueen possesses extensive expertise in clinical leadership, Credentialing, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Utilization Management, Patient Safety, Mortality and Morbidity reviews, writing of Policies, Procedures, Protocols, and Clinical Algorithms.
In her varied roles as a clinical leader, Dr. McQueen managed multi-million-dollar contracts, supervised several hundred physicians and physician extenders, ensured compliance with client’s policies, directives, rules, regulations as well as with clinical performance standards of the state, federal government, and accrediting bodies.
In addition to the above, Dr. McQueen’s Green Belt Certification in Lean-Six Sigma and MBA training from the Jack Welch Management Institute undergirds her ability to effectively support and promote organizational strategy and plan alignment, Current State Process Mapping and Root Cause Analyses. Her skill set has reputedly and consistently resulted in maximizing patient and public safety, clinical efficiency and cost containment for all stakeholders.
From 1996 to 2018 Dr. McQueen served the largest and oldest private Correctional Healthcare company (Corizon Health) in various leadership positions. She was tasked with oversight for the provision of clinical services in the Southeastern Region in 1997 through 2009 as Regional Medical Director; as State Medical Director for the Alabama Department of Corrections (2005-2007) and Michigan Department of Corrections (2009-2010); Vice President of Clinical Services (2011 to 2014); Chief Clinical Officer of Mid-Atlantic (2014-2015); Chief Medical Officer (2016 to March 2017).
Dr. McQueen received her Medical Degree from Meharry Medical College and is board-certified in Internal Medicine. She serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Meharry Medical College and enjoys staff privileges at Nashville Metro General Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. She is licensed to practice medicine in fifteen states.
Dr. McQueen has been the recipient of multiple professional awards and recognitions such as Women of Distinction 2016; Cambridge Who’s Who Hall of Fame, 2010; Cambridge Who’s Who, 2009; PHS Regional Medical Director of the Year in 2008 and 2010; and Clifford Jacobson Humanitarian Award for Excellence in Patient Care, 1986, to name few.
Dr. McQueen’s additional passions are spending time with her friends and family, serving mankind, giving, teaching, volunteering in Meharry Medical College’s free health clinic, developing young minds, missionary, and charity work and traveling the world.