Veterans continue their service to others at Ozarks Medical Center
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) is a system of care encompassing a 114-bed
acute care hospital, 8 primary care and 15 specialty clinics, along with
complete rehabilitation and home care services. OMC is a not-for-profit
medical referral center with over 1100 employees, serving an 8-county
area in south central Missouri and north central Arkansas. OMC would like
to recognize a few of our veterans that came forward to be interviewed.
We appreciate all that they have done for our country and applaud all
veterans for their service.
Part 9 of 9.
Robert Heavrin, Jr., Biomed Technician III
Robert Heavrin, Jr. always considered serving his country as his duty.
He also thought it was a place where he could receive the best training
in the world. Thinking this way, Heavrin joined the Air Force and served
four years providing physical security of aircraft and weapons systems
for Strategic Air Command.
A native of Mountain View, Heavrin knew he wanted to work in jobs that
help and protect people. He was employed eight years as a sheriff’s
deputy for Howell County before coming to OMC. “Although working
as a biomed technician is completely different from my military and deputy
jobs, by maintaining the medical equipment and solving technical issues,
I help the physicians and nurses provide the best care for our patients,”
Heavrin says his military experience is an invaluable asset. “I believe
the training and discipline that I received in the military can be applied
to any job.”
Heavrin has two daughters, a grandson, and extended family in the area.