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Beebe Appoints 30 Arkansans to Health Care Roundtable

LITTLE ROCK, AR - A group of health advocates, doctors and community leaders will begin meeting this week to come up with ways to improve Arkansas' health care system.

Governor Mike Huckabee announced yesterday that 30 people had agreed to serve on the Governor's Roundtable on Health Care, a group he announced in August to come up with new approaches for improving health and health care.

Arkansas Surgeon General Joe Thompson will chair the group, which will meet tomorrow morning at the old Supreme Court Chamber in the state Capitol.

Four Region 8 residents will serve on the Roundtable, including St. Bernard's Healthcare CEO Ben Owens of Jonesboro.  Others include Dr. Susan Hanrahan of Jonesboro, director of the ASU College of Nursing and Health Professions; Dr. Jim Citty of Searcy and Ken Tillman of Searcy.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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