Increase the supply of qualified healthcare providers practicing in the state of Georgia through increased medical education opportunities, thoughtful accreditation and practice standards, and expanding the use of physician extenders. Ensure that healthcare workers can perform their duties to the best of their ability by allowing them to use the most medically prudent practices and protecting their physical safety while at work. Continue to partner with the state on efforts to recruit new physicians to practice in Georgia particularly in provision of primary care and underserved communities.
Paul Hinchey, President and CEO at St. Joseph’s/Candler in Savannah and Ronald Dean, President and CEO at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta discuss the importance of hospitals for Economic Development and the effects of the Healthcare Workforce Shortage crisis on hospitals and communities in Georgia.
Paul P. Hinchey, President and CEO, St. Joseph’s / Candler, Savannah
Ronald E. Dean, President and CEO, South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta