Senator Boozman Tours Pafford Headquarters in Hope

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 08/19/20 5:18 PM


HOPE – U.S. Senator John Boozman  is spending the next few days visiting different parts of Arkansas to talk with and thank frontline health care workers for the work they’re doing to care for and help Arkansans during COVID-19. The past two days have been in southwest Arkansas, including Hope. “We’re certainly grateful for them all the time, but especially amid a public health crisis. I also appreciate the opportunity to hear feedback and concerns directly from these health care heroes as we work to address their needs in future relief legislation in the Senate,” Boozman said.

Tuesday, the senator made stops in Texarkana with representatives from CHRISTUS St. Michael,  UAMS Southwest Regional Campus – Texarkana, and Wadley Regional Medical Center; in Hope at Pafford Medical Services; in Nashville at Howard Memorial Hospital; and Malvern at Baptist Health Medical Center.

Monday night, he had dinner with personnel from Little River Memorial Hospital in Ashdown to wrap up Day 1.” It’s a real privilege to be able to thank these men and women for the job they’re doing and also hear from them about ways I, my staff and the federal government can support them as they wage this incredibly important fight against COVID-19. I’m happy to be getting to offer my thanks and appreciation in person as well as listen to their experiences and learn about what more we can do to help them do their jobs more effectively,” the Senator added.

Senator Bozeman and his staff Tuesday stopped by for a visit at the Pafford Corporate Office in Hope.

In a statement, Pafford said, “We appreciate the Senator for taking time to visit with our crews, listen to concerns regarding the VA, and taking notes on other issues ambulance providers face on a daily basis as we are the healthcare safety net in so many of our communities during this global pandemic. Thank you to Rep. Danny Watson for joining us today as well and continuing to be a voice for our region.”

Senator Boozman, center, visits with Pafford representatives at their corporate headquarters in Hope.