JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Health Care Solutions Institute (MHCSI) hopes to bring more medical jobs to the state. The creation of the institution in Governor Bryant’s state of the state address described it as a non profit, non government entity that will serve as a business network for the health care industry aimed at using the industry as an economic development tool.
Dr. Clay Hayes, a former cardiologist who has also worked with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership was appointed to head the MHCSI.
“We talk about wellness and quality of life, and that’s what a lot of health care workers and providers are looking for to come to Mississippi,” says Hayes.
He says they are trying to create incentives around the medical centers where there is low coast housing, so workers can afford to live around the centers. He also mentions they are working on expanding the classes at medical schools so there will be more physicians to help communities.