CRNA Week 2024- Bridging Gaps in Rural Healthcare Access

CRNA Week 2024 featuring CRNA administering anesthetic.

CRNA Week 2024 (Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists) is an opportunity to recognize these providers’ invaluable role in rural communities where access to quality healthcare can be challenging. These areas often struggle with limited resources and a shortage of medical professionals. CRNAs represent more than 80% of anesthesia providers in underserved regions. Their presence addresses the […]

Hospital Residency Awards Target Underserved Communities

Residency providers taking notes while accompanying doctor on rounds

This month, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded the first round of Medicare-funded physician residency positions to teaching hospitals in geographic regions identified as¬†Health Professional Shortage Areas. These are areas identified as having a shortage of primary and mental health providers. The awards went to 100 hospitals in 30 states, including Iowa, […]