Conmed Healthcare Management, Inc. Renews Pima County Arizona Detention Center Contract

One-year extension valued at approximately $10.1 million, takes effect June 30, 2012

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Conmed Healthcare Management, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CONM) today announced that Pima County, Arizona has agreed to extend its contract with Conmed for healthcare services at the Pima County Adult Detention Center for one year, covering the period from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. This contract is expected to generate revenues of approximately $10.1 million during the extension period.

The contract extension includes a full suite of medical and mental health services for Pima County detainees, including: medical, mental health and dental staffing; out-of-facility, including financial responsibility; UM/UR; management of pharmacy services; radiology; laboratory services; waste disposal; and Electronic Medical Records (EMR), implementation of which is currently underway.

“Securing this renewal from our long-standing client, Pima County, approximately five months before the current contract was set to retire is a testimony to Conmed’s unwavering commitment to provide the appropriate standards of care to each and every customer we serve,” said Richard Turner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “We look forward to continuing our rewarding and long-term relationship with Pima County and thank them for their ongoing commitment to us.”

Pima County, the second largest of the four original counties in the State of Arizona, was created in 1864 and included approximately all of southern Arizona acquired from Mexico by the Gadsden Purchase. Settlement of the region goes back to the arrival in the 1690s of the Spanish, who encountered Native Americans already living there. The county has grown rapidly and today the population is over 1 million. The county seat is Tucson, Arizona. To find more history and governmental information about Pima County, visit the website at

About Conmed

Conmed has provided correctional healthcare services since 1984, beginning in the State of Maryland, and currently serves county and municipal correctional facilities in nine states, including Arizona, Kansas, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. For more information, visit us at

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KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Arizona  Maryland

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