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Archbold hosts meeting to recruit physicians to rural Georgia

Medical Education Study Committee visits Archbold to discuss ways to recruit physicians Medical Education Study Committee visits Archbold to discuss ways to recruit physicians
Archbold Memorial Hospital nurses Archbold Memorial Hospital nurses
Archbold Memorial Hospital President and CEO Perry Mustian Archbold Memorial Hospital President and CEO Perry Mustian
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Archbold Memorial Hospital hosted the Medical Education Study Committee Wednesday to discuss ways to recruit and retain more physicians in South Georgia.

Hospitals are facing a continuing physician shortage and it's only predicted to get worse.

Archbold President and CEO Perry Mustian said the committee's main goal is to focus their efforts on education.

And a key issue is to attract physicians in order to provide quality care for rural counties.

Mustian said, “I think they need the opportunity to see this as a place where they want to stay and practice.  We have nice facilities, we have very nice communities, we have a quality of life that you might not see in larger areas of the state. So I think we have a lot to offer.”

Mustian said Southwest Georgia needs to increase residency slots to attract more medical talent for the future. 

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