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U.S. Senator John Boozman spoke to a limited number of people outside by the fountain of North Arkansas Regional Medical Center on Tuesday to show his support and understanding of the plight of community hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This is an opportunity for NARMC to thank Mr. Boozman for all he has done for this hospital. He’s always been willing to listen to our needs and concerns and we appreciate that,” NARMC president/CEO Vince Leist said.

Boozman said, “Thank you for the great work you are doing on the front lines of this pandemic.”

He went on to share why he has a fondness for this area. “My uncle lived here when I was a boy, and I got to visit often from Fort Smith and roamed the area with my two cousins. But I’m also proud of our state and all that Arkansas represents.”

“The entire Arkansas delegation in Washington tries to follow the example set by the late John Paul Hammerschmidt. We’re very proud of that effort,” he said.

“We’ve been working hard getting the resources you need,” Boozman said. “We are currently trying to figure out another package. We know you need more PPE and reagents for testing.”

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