October 2003

Senator Speaks at Lisbon Area Health Services

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In recognition of Lisbon Area Health Services’ role as a health care provider and leader in the business community of Lisbon, N.D., U.S.Senator Kent Conrad recently presented the market-based organization with a flag that had flown from the top of the U.S. Capitol. He presented the flag to Bradley Burris, president and chief executive officer of Lisbon Area Health Services, at a ceremony attended by hospital staff, members of the public and community leaders. Senator Conrad discussed his efforts to pass legislation to create prescription drug benefits for seniors andincrease Medicare payments to rural hospitals. “Lisbon Area Health Services has a critical role in this community, as both a health care provider and as an engine that helps drive our local economy,” he said. Senator Conrad is the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee and a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee.

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U.S. Senator Kent Conrad explains his proposed H-CARE bill, which would increase payments to rural hospitals, at Lisbon Area Health Services.