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

Monday, August 3, 2020

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) has advocated the release of coronavirus emergency funding intended to support physician training programs to strengthen and maintain a healthcare workforce in rural communities. Read More

Rural Health Information Hub Offers Healthcare Surge Readiness Resources

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Rural Health Information Hub website has created a Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness section to provide up-to-date and critical resources for rural healthcare systems preparing for and responding to a COVID-19 surge. Read More

CDC Clinician On-Call Center Hotline

The Clinician On-Call Center is a 24-hour hotline with trained CDC clinicians standing by to answer COVID-19 questions from healthcare personnel on a wide range of topics, such as diagnostic challenges, clinical management, and infection prevention and control.

Published on Friday, July 17, 2020

HHS Provides Grants to Build Rural Dental and Nursing Workforce

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded more than $1.27 million to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) to support the training of health workers to serve in rural and underserved communities.

Published on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Veteran FP Expanding Mississippi Physician Pipeline

John Mitchell, M.D., could have retired by now. His work in family medicine -- his second career -- spans parts of five decades, but some of his most important work in the specialty is yet to come.

Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

'Vulnerable Rural Assistance Program" Application Portal Now Open

The Center for Optimizing Rural Health's (CORH's) application portal for the HRSA-funded Rural Hospital Assistance Program is open. The portal will remain open until July 31, 2020. CORH offers technical assistance to 30 rural hospitals each year to help address economic challenges, understand community needs and resources and find ways to ensure hospitals and communities can keep needed care locally.

Published on Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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

Published on Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Medicaid and OMPW Join Forces To Support Primary Care Residency Training Programs

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Mississippi State to Launch First Public University Physician Assistant Program

Published on Tuesday, November 5, 2019

William Carey Medical School to Double in Size Within Next Four Years

Published on Monday, September 16, 2019

Mississippi Homes in on Strategies To increase Number of Physicians

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Governor Creates Rural Health Care Task Force

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Board of Health Names New Member Three Others Reappointed to Serve

Published on Tuesday, August 13, 2019