Sen. Boozman Out of Hospital, ‘Monitoring’ Tornado Relief Efforts

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ROGERS, AR – U.S. Senator John Boozman has been released from Mercy Hospital in Rogers after undergoing emergency heart surgery last week.  In a statement from his office Monday, Boozman says he is “in close contact with his office monitoring tornado recovery efforts in central Arkansas.” 

“My thoughts and prayers are with the families who lost loved ones in this devastation,” the senator said in a statement. “While Arkansans are all too familiar with the destruction that Mother Nature can leave behind, it never gets easier. Arkansans have always come together in the most difficult times to help neighbors in need. It’s clear that commitment continues today. I’m receiving regular updates from my staff about the current search and rescue effort. I will work with the governor’s office, the congressional delegation and FEMA Administrator Fugate to make sure that Arkansans get the resources they need to respond, rebuild and recover. We will help in any way we can.”

Boozman left the hospital Sunday night and is under doctor’s orders to rest.  He was rushed to the hospital last Tuesday morning after suffering from chest pains.  He was diagnosed with acute aeortic dissection and taken in for unplanned heart surgery.  Boozman was in Northwest Arkansas to speak at the grand opening of the Bella Vista Bypass.

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