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Hiring Grant To Help Alleviate Healthcare Worker Shortage in South TX

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Southern Texas might be getting some reinforcements in the healthcare industry in the form of a hiring grant amid the Lone Star State’s ongoing healthcare worker shortage, according to a report by CBS 4 News:

“Borderland healthcare and community leaders gathered at the University of Texas El Paso on Wednesday to announce a new initiative aimed at addressing a critical healthcare professional shortage in the region.

“UTEP President Heather Wilson, together with Paso del Norte Health Foundation CEO Tracy Yellen, announced Wednesday that UTEP Health will be the beneficiary of a $4.5 million matching grant to address a shortage of healthcare professionals in the Borderland.

“In a joint statement, the organizations said that the initiative marks a ‘renewed focus on meeting the health needs of the Paso del Norte region by educating more healthcare workers to a high standard.’

“More than 4,400 students are reportedly enrolled in UTEP’s health-related programs such as nursing, physical therapy and pharmacy, with more than 70% remaining in the Borderland to practice after they earn their degrees.”

To read the entire article by CBS 4 News, please click HERE.

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