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HRSA Administrator Visits Philadelphia

Regional Administrator Pam Kania, Dr. Sigounas and OA Policy Advisor Carla Haddad met with staff on Sept. 20 in Philadelphia to discuss new and emerging issues unique to the Region 3 jurisdictions
Ground-level view in Philly: (front row, left to right) Regional Administrator Pam Kania, Dr. Sigounas and OA Policy Advisor Carla Haddad met with staff on Sept. 20 in Philadelphia to discuss new and emerging issues unique to the Region 3 jurisdictions (Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia). Among major concerns were the opioid epidemic, maternal mortality and behavioral health workforce shortages.

Later in the day, Dr. Sigounas met with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and Council on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools headquartered in Philadelphia.

Dr. Sigounas's tour included a stop at the Wright Center, a teaching health center serving more than 17,000 patients annually
Dr. Sigounas's tour included a stop at the Wright Center, a teaching health center serving more than 17,000 patients annually — and training nearly 200 clinicians — in the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, Pa. area. The Wright facility not only is a center of excellence in opioid treatment, it also is among the largest of more than 50 HRSA-supported Graduate Medical Education programs in 27 states and the District. More than eight in 10 of its graduates go on to work in underserved communities.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2018