Viola Riggin, CCHA

Viola Riggin has worked in Health Care Administration for 30 years, at both the state and national level, including serving as the Health Care Administrator for the Kansas Department of Corrections DOC since 1992. Viola has served on numerous committees where she’s shaped compliance standards in health care. She is a current member of the following committees: ACA National Board of Governors, Co-Chaired Coalition of Correctional Health Authorities, (CCHA), ACA Constitution & Bylaws, Healthcare, Resolutions & Policies, Nomination Committee and Standards Committee. She also serves on the State of Kansas Governor’s Behavioral Health Counsel; Kansas CPG for Infectious Disease and the National Hospice Committee (NHC) representing institutionalized persons.

Viola has published many local and national articles in the field of institutional health care services and leadership, in such publications such as Governing Magazine and Corrections Today. She has also received many awards over 30 years of service, the most notable include: 2014 CCHA National Leadership Award; UKP-Kansas University/Kansas University Medical Center Employee of the Quarter April – 2011., Recipient, National Council of State Governments 2006 National Innovations Award: Pharmaceutical Program; Recipient, Kansas Public Health Association Corporate Public Health Services award 2006 and Employee of Year awards for: Correctional Medical Services – 1989, 1992; Prison Health Services -1996, 1999, 2001; KUPI 2003, and KDOC Contract Employee of the Year – 2006,

Viola has a four year Diploma in Computer Programming from Washburn-/ECPI and a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration from Ottawa University. Her Masters Bridge in Business to Ph.D. in Public Health and Epidemiology will be completed December, 2018. She holds Certification as National Auditor/Inspector for the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Military, American Correctional Association (ACA), and is a Certified Educator for the National Institute of Corrections (NIC).

Contact Viola at VRiggin@VitalCoreHS.com or 785-246-6840.

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