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

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

State Representative Sam Mims, District 97, was recently awarded the Mississippi Rural Health Association’s ‘State Legislator of the Year Award.’  This award is presented to one lawmaker each year for his or her work to advance healthcare policy in support of rural Mississippi. Read More

Free COVID-19 Testing Available at Scheduled Locations across Mississippi

Monday, November 16, 2020

All Mississippians can be tested for COVID-19 free of charge by appointment at regularly scheduled county health locations. Check here for a list of sites. Read More

Rural renewal: Small-town medicine delivers for Indianola doc

Dr. Katie Patterson is an 11 percenter – among the few physicians in the country who provide care in rural communities, where 20 percent of the population lives. A 2003 School of Medicine graduate, Patterson decided as a student to practice in Sunflower County after helping deliver a baby there. “I knew then that this was something I had to do,” she said. “I was going to be Doc Hollywood.”

Published on Monday, November 2, 2020

Delta Regional Medical Center is now Delta Health System

Scott Christensen, Delta Regional Medical Center (DRMC) Chief Executive Officer, has announced that the DRMC Board of Directors adopted a resolution officially renaming Delta Regional Medical Center and its affiliated clinics and medical specialty services to Delta Health System. The name change comes after several years of strategic due diligence by the hospital leadership.

Published on Tuesday, September 8, 2020

UMMC, Oxford Baptist Memorial Receive Funds for Rural Health Projects

U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith announced Friday that Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi and the University of Mississippi Medical Center will receive just over $1 million for rural health care projects.

Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Medicaid extends school-based emergency telehealth coverage

With the start of a new school year in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Mississippi Division of Medicaid (DOM) has extended its emergency telehealth coverage to include schools as temporary originating site providers. The move makes it possible for schools without school nurses or school-based clinics to access telehealth services.

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

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