With the demand for primary care doctors expected to skyrocket as the federal healthcare overhaul law is implemented, Glendale Adventist Medical Center was recently awarded a $51,615 grant for its family practice residency program.
Kevin A. Roberts, president and chief executive of the hospital, has said more primary care physicians are going to be needed as healthcare reform kicks in and millions of currently uninsured Americans gain access to coverage.
The California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development gave more than $2.89 million to 29 family practice residency programs throughout the state.
The awards are funded by the California Health Data and Planning Fund, which was created to financially support health-related programs. Revenues are generated through annual fees collected from health facilities.
-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News