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Senator Ben Nevers Named Rural Legislator of the Year

Chad Thompson, Lallie Kemp Medical Center (LKMC) Chief Fiscal Officer, to the left, Lisa Bruhl, LKMC Associate Hospital Administrator, Sherre Pack-Hookfin, LKMC CEO, Senator Ben Nevers, and Dr. Roxane Townsend, Interim CEO of the LSU Health Care Services Division.
Chad Thompson, Lallie Kemp Medical Center (LKMC) Chief Fiscal Officer, to the left, Lisa Bruhl, LKMC Associate Hospital Administrator, Sherre Pack-Hookfin, LKMC CEO, Senator Ben Nevers, and Dr. Roxane Townsend, Interim CEO of the LSU Health Care Services Division.

The Louisiana Rural Health Association (LRHA) honored Senator Ben Nevers at the LRHA Annual Rural Health Care Awards Luncheon on November 7, 2011, with its Rural Legislator of the Year Award. The award recognizes a Louisiana legislator for outstanding leadership in promoting legislation to benefit access to quality care in rural communities.

Senator Nevers works tirelessly in the Legislature to support Lallie Kemp Medical Center. Most recently, he was the driving force behind bringing to Lallie Kemp and the Northshore the high-quality LSU Rural Family Medicine Residency Program.

A lifelong resident of small, rural Bogalusa, Senator Nevers began his public service in 1987 when he was elected to the Bogalusa City School Board. From 1999 to 2003, he served as State Representative. In 2004, he was elected Senator for the Louisiana 12th District.