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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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