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COVID-19 Booster Shot Update

Thursday, September 29, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) anticipates continued circulation of the virus, with potential for surges over the next several months. To reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalization, and death, CDC has a new online tool to help individuals and families find out when to get a booster. Read More

William Carey University to Hold First Rural Health Summit September 16-17

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

The William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine announces their first Rural Health Summit which will be held on its Hattiesburg campus September 16-17, 2022. This CME event is geared toward physicians, residents, and medical students. Read More

Mississippi State Department of Health Appoints Chief Medical Officer

Justin Turner, M.D., has joined the Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) in the role of chief medical officer.

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022

OMPW Hosts 2022 Graduate Medical Education Summit

The Office of Mississippi Physician Workforce (OMPW) sponsored it's fall Graduate Medical Education (GME) Summit on October 7, 2022 at Table 100 in Flowood, MS. The free one-day event was designed to increase participants’ understanding of key issues in GME through a combination of information sessions, practical advice, and GME updates.

Published on Wednesday, August 10, 2022

GME Professionals Day Set for August 19

GME Professionals Day, held each year on the third Friday in August, is a day of recognition for the Program and Coordinators and Administrators, including those in Graduate Medical Education (GME) Offices. These individuals play a pivotal role in ensuring the effective operation of residency and fellowship in training programs.

Published on Monday, August 1, 2022

Mississippians now have permanent access to telehealth

Telemedicine is now a permanent fixture of healthcare in Mississippi, as Senate Bill 2738 has been signed into law. Because of insurance restrictions, emergency orders were issued during the height of the pandemic to allow telemedicine across Mississippi. Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says those orders ended months ago, but this law will allow telehealth to resume.

Published on Thursday, June 2, 2022

Hyde-Smith backs bipartisan bill to improve palliative and hospice care

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

State Board of Health names Dr. Daniel P. Edney as new State Health Officer

Published on Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Mississippi Scholarship Program Targets Rural Physician Shortage

Published on Thursday, April 14, 2022

Lawmakers aim for more emergency rooms in rural Mississippi

Published on Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Mississippi Medical Students Participate in 2022 MATCH Ceremonies

Published on Wednesday, March 23, 2022

State Health Officer to Resign in July

Published on Tuesday, March 8, 2022

COVID-19 Testing Health Centers Update

Published on Thursday, March 3, 2022

Mississippi awarded nearly 32 million dollars for broadband infrastructure expansion

Published on Tuesday, March 1, 2022

‘Life-changing’ scholarships awarded to future doctors committed to rural health care

Published on Monday, February 21, 2022

State Board of Education Awards UMMC Grant to Create Telehealth System within K-12 Schools

Published on Friday, February 18, 2022

Mississippi becomes the 37th state to legalize medical marijuana

Published on Thursday, February 3, 2022

HHS announces 100 million in funding to support primary care workforce in underserved communities

Published on Thursday, October 14, 2021

New Partnership to reopen Quitman Community Hospital after being closed for nearly 5 years

Published on Friday, September 10, 2021

Delta Health System to receive health literacy grant to tackle COVID-19 Spread

Published on Wednesday, August 11, 2021

UMMC to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and students

Published on Friday, July 16, 2021

MS small rural hospitals to receive over 12-million for COVID response efforts

Published on Wednesday, July 14, 2021

New hospital to open in Senatobia, Mississippi this month

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021

Physician Work Hours Significantly Declined Since Start of COVID-19

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2021

Barrasso, Cortez Masto Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Access to Physician Training

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021