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Governor Lee, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. to Relocate Headquarters to Williamson County

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 10:00am
  • Healthcare company is relocating headquarters from Illinois to Tennessee
  • Company will invest $2.5 million in Williamson County operations

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. (ACH) officials announced today that the company will relocate its headquarters from Peoria, Ill. to Franklin, Tenn.

As part of the relocation, the healthcare company will create 58 new jobs and invest $2.5 million in its new headquarters, which will be located at 720 Cool Springs Blvd. in Franklin.

Advanced Correctional Healthcare, Inc. is the largest county jail health care provider in the United States. It operates health care teams and customized programs in a variety of correctional settings, including county jails, juvenile detention centers, mental health units, work release centers and drug rehabilitation centers.

In 2019, ACH was honored with the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Ethics, which is given to companies that demonstrate best practices, leadership, social responsibility and high standards of ethics that benefit their clients, employees and communities. ACH has also been certified by its employees as a Great Place to Work through Fortune magazine for six consecutive years. Further, ACH is currently listed as #6 in Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Biopharma.

ACH is the first and only correctional health care company to partner with the DAISY Foundation to recognize nurses for their meaningful work. The company also offers multiple training and support options for its employees, including mentorships, an e-learning platform, partnerships with Capella and Kaplan Universities, the ACH Karen Stocke Scholarship Program and a peer- to-peer mental health program.

Since 2015, TNECD has supported more than 25 economic development projects in Williamson County, resulting in nearly 4,000 job commitments and approximately $379 million in capital investment. 

QUOTES

“ACH’s decision to relocate its headquarters to Tennessee showcases our strong economy and pro-business landscape. Tennessee is home to some of the nation’s top health care companies, and I congratulate Williamson County on attracting another successful business in this important sector.” – Gov. Bill Lee

“We are proud to welcome another headquarters operation to Tennessee. Our low cost of doing business and outstanding workforce are two fundamental factors that drive businesses to Tennessee. I thank ACH for the work it is doing in the health care industry and thank the company for its investment in our state.” – TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe

“Advanced Correctional Healthcare is growing – and so are Illinois’ taxes, some of the highest in the nation! Our team looks forward to lower taxes, lower cost of living and top-rated schools. We are deeply grateful for the State of Tennessee and Williamson County’s support. We will work hard to give Tennessee a positive return on its investment in us!” – Jessica Young, president and CEO, Advanced Correctional Healthcare

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Advanced Correctional Healthcare on its decision to locate in Williamson County. Helping to attract quality job opportunities for the people of the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service. We are proud to partner with Williamson Inc. and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and support companies, like Advanced Correctional Healthcare’s business success.” – John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development

“We congratulate Advanced Correctional Healthcare on their decision to locate these new jobs in Williamson County. Tennessee is a tremendous destination for individuals, families and companies looking for low taxes, a growing economy, and a great place to live, work and play.  Helping to foster job creation is a key part of our efforts, and I am proud to partner with Governor Lee, TNECD and our local officials to help further that mission.” – Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin)

“I’m proud to welcome Advanced Correctional Healthcare to Williamson County. Tennessee continues to be a top choice for growing businesses and their commitment proves our investment in education and infrastructure results in good jobs for our communities. I thank the Tennessee Department Economic and Community Development and our local leaders who worked hard to who bring this investment to Franklin.” – Rep. Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin)

TNECD Media Contact
Molly Hair
Public Information Officer
(615) 878-0063
molly.hair@tn.gov

About the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies that help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. To grow and strengthen Tennessee, the department seeks to attract new corporate investment to the state and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. Find us on the web: tnecd.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @tnecd. Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tnecd.

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