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Friends of UAMS – Jonesboro Enjoy Inaugural Event

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., speaks to supporters in northeast Arkansas about the importance of having UAMS advocates in communities around the state.

UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., speaks to supporters in northeast Arkansas about the importance of having UAMS advocates in communities around the state.

Oct. 12, 2015 | A group of UAMS supporters enjoyed an evening of food and conversation Oct. 8 in the Ballroom at Sue’s Kitchen in Jonesboro as they learned about the statewide impact of the state’s only academic health center.

The inaugural reception of the Friends of UAMS –Jonesboro was hosted by Mary Kay and Robert Jones and Nancy and Murray Benton. Attending were several state lawmakers and others in northeast Arkansas as well as Patti Bailey, of Little Rock, chair of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board.

University of Arkansas Board of Trustees Chairman Ben Hyneman introduced UAMS Chancellor Dan Rahn, M.D., to the group.

The Oct. 8 Friends of UAMS-Jonesboro reception was held in the Ballroom at Sue’s Kitchen.

The Oct. 8 Friends of UAMS-Jonesboro reception was held in the Ballroom at Sue’s Kitchen.

Rahn spoke about the challenges facing health care and health care education in the Jonesboro community and in the state. Rahn said it is important to have advocates in local communities around the state who understand UAMS’ statewide mission to improve the health and health care of Arkansans through patient care, research and educating tomorrow’s health care professionals.

Robert Jones said UAMS is an important resource throughout the state, including its partnerships with local health systems such as in Jonesboro to provide the best care closest to home.

Richard A. Williams of Little Rock, a member of the UAMS Foundation Fund Board, was recognized for starting the concept of the Friends of UAMS advocacy groups. The first such group was established in Texarkana. Groups in Monticello and Batesville are planned for later this year.

 

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