WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVA) - One local hospital was chosen to receive technical assistance to help ensure continued access to care by improving their financial standing.
On Friday, December 15, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran announced the selection of two rural Mississippi hospitals to receive the assistance.
One is the Tippah County Hospital (TCH) in Ripley. The other is the Sharkey-Issaquena Community Hospital in Rolling Fork.
Four other hospitals were chosen from across the South.
“I am pleased the hospitals in Ripley and Rolling Fork will have the opportunity to adopt practices that could help ensure they are able to continue providing care in their local communities,” Cochran said.
Earlier this week, the Ripley hospital received a “poor” designation in a Mississippi State Auditor report.
The rural community hospitals will receive technical assistance on more efficient local health care delivery system practices, care coordination, social services integration, emergency medical services access and workforce recruitment and retention.