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UMMC to require COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and students

Friday, July 16, 2021

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is implementing a new COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all employees and students to be fully vaccinated or wear an N95 mask while at a UMMC facility or clinic. Read More

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

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is providing Mississippi with $12,918,800 to support COVID response efforts in rural areas. Read More

New hospital to open in Senatobia, Mississippi this month

Delta Health System, has announced plans to open the Highland Hills Medical Center in Senatobia, Mississippi at the end of July. Staff are preparing the facility for a July 29th soft opening. The grand opening is planned for September.

Published on Monday, July 12, 2021

Physician Work Hours Significantly Declined Since Start of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated an existing, gradual decline in physician work hours, according to a new study in JAMA Network Open.

Published on Thursday, June 24, 2021

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

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced bipartisan and bicameral legislation today to expand access to physician training and address the looming shortages of health care providers across the country.

The Physician Shortage GME Cap Flex Act gives hospitals additional time to establish the number of residency positions reimbursed by Medicare. The bill provides targeted assistance to hospitals training primary care physicians and specialists where there is a demonstrated shortage.

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Bipartisan Bill Introduced to Address Physician Shortage in Rural and Underserved Areas

Congressman Brad Wenstrup, D.P.M. (R-Ohio) joined Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D., (D-Calif.), Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D., (R-Ind.), and Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) in introducing the bipartisan Cap Flex Act. The bill would address our nation’s physician workforce shortage by giving hospitals in rural and underserved areas additional flexibility to build out the Graduate Medical Education (GME) slots available in their residency programs.

Published on Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Rush Health Systems to Join Ochsner Health

Published on Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Mississippi State Hospital Launches New Psychiatry Residency Program

Published on Friday, June 18, 2021

Family Medicine Residency Program Accredited at Memorial Hospital Gulfport

Published on Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Internal Medicine Residency Program Accredited at Baptist Memorial Hospital

Published on Friday, January 29, 2021

Rep. Sam Mims Awarded State Legislator of the Year by Rural Health Association

Published on Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at Scheduled Locations across Mississippi

Published on Monday, November 16, 2020

Rural renewal: Small-town medicine delivers for Indianola doc

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

Delta Regional Medical Center is now Delta Health System

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

UMMC, Oxford Baptist Memorial Receive Funds for Rural Health Projects

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Medicaid extends school-based emergency telehealth coverage

Published on Friday, August 21, 2020

State Board of Health Elects New Leadership

Published on Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Senator Hyde-Smith Supports Release of Covid-19 Emergency Funding for Rural Physician Training

Published on Monday, August 3, 2020

Rural Health Information Hub Offers Healthcare Surge Readiness Resources

Published on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

CDC Clinician On-Call Center Hotline

Published on Friday, July 17, 2020

HHS Provides Grants to Build Rural Dental and Nursing Workforce

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Veteran FP Expanding Mississippi Physician Pipeline

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

'Vulnerable Rural Assistance Program" Application Portal Now Open

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

HRSA Offers Free Webinar - Combating Healthcare Provider Burnout in Clinical Settings

Published on Friday, June 5, 2020

US News and World Report Ranks WCUCOM Number 3 in Primary Care Physicians

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020