Senator Jon Ossoff’s Impactful Efforts to Enhance Pediatric Healthcare Training in Georgia.

Senator Ossoff Ensuring Pediatric Health Care is Supported with New Resources

Senator Jon Ossoff has been instrumental in securing additional federal funding for pediatric healthcare worker training. Through the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program, Ossoff has allocated $1,205,656 in federal funding to Egleston Children’s Hospital at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. This funding will support resident and faculty salaries as well as resident training programs.

The CHGME program provides funds to teaching hospitals to train pediatric physicians, with a significant portion of pediatric residents and fellows trained through this program. Around 60% of physicians trained through CHGME choose to remain and practice in the state where they completed their residency training, highlighting the program’s impact on local healthcare systems.

Ossoff emphasized the importance of having specialized healthcare professionals available for children experiencing medical emergencies, underscoring the need for well-trained pediatricians, emergency doctors, and specialists in Georgia. He has worked in a bipartisan manner to support the CHGME program and ensure continued funding for pediatric healthcare training.

In collaboration with Congressman Barry Loudermilk, Ossoff led successful bipartisan efforts to secure strong funding for the CHGME program in Fiscal Year 2023. In December, Ossoff delivered previous rounds of federal funding through the CHGME program to support pediatric physician training at Egleston Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center.

Through his advocacy and leadership, Senator Jon Ossoff is dedicated to improving access to critical medical care for children in Georgia and across the country.

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