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Proton International Arkansas, LLC

Hawkins served as Bond Counsel to the Public Finance Authority in connection with the issuance of approximately $57,000,000 of revenue bonds for the benefit of Proton International Arkansas, LLC.  Proton International Arkansas, LLC, is a joint venture whose members are the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas (acting on behalf of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences), Proton International Care Foundation - Arkansas, LLC, Baptist Health and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The bonds were issued in three series primarily to finance the equipping, design and development of a proton cancer treatment center located on the campus of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas.  Proton therapy, also called proton beam therapy, is a type of radiation therapy. Instead of using x-rays like regular radiation treatment, it uses protons to sends beams of high energy that can target tumors more precisely than x-ray radiation. The facility is the first proton cancer treatment center in the State of Arkansas.

Project Proton International Arkansas, LLC
Client Public Finance Authority
Role Bond Counsel
Distinction First proton cancer treatment center in the State of Arkansas
Issue Size $57 Million