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MS Governor appoints Chapman to Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s Medical Care Advisory Committee

Dr. Jasmin O. Chapman, chief executive officer of Jackson-Hinds Comprehensive Health Center has been appointed to the Mississippi Division of Medicaid’s Medical Care Advisory Committee. The appointment is effective immediately and runs concurrently with the Governor’s term of office.

The MS MCAC is comprised of eleven members. These members are appointed by the MS Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Appointed members must be either health-care providers or consumers of health-care services. The MCAC is statutorily required to advise the MS Division of Medicaid about health and medical care services in accordance with Miss. Code. Ann 43-13-107(3).

As CEO, Chapman has successfully led JHCHC for more than 20 years. During her tenure, JHCHC has had a $50 million economic impact on its community and provides employment for more than 300 healthcare professionals in its tri-county service areas.

She has been named outstanding CEO twice by the Mississippi Primary Healthcare Association and also named one of Mississippi’s 50 Leading Business Women by the Mississippi Business Journal. Chapman has also served on the Board of Directors for the Governor’s Mississippi Healthcare Institute, Mississippi Primary Health Care Association, Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, Chamber-Plus, Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, and the Minority Male Leadership Initiative.

Currently, she serves as a board member for Merit Health Central Hospital and Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

Chapman passionately advocates for healthcare while spending time in her community lobbying for policy change that will directly impact Mississippi’s medically underserved population, especially children.

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