To assist in its support of fighting COVID-19, Black River Technical College in Pocahontas was able to donate seven hospital beds for use during the pandemic to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center in Paragould.

BRTC maintenance department also broke the beds down and moved them to the AMMC COVID-19 unit.   The hospital beds will be used in AMMC’s COVID-19 unit and as long as necessary.  

PHOTO: A donated hospital bed 


Black River Technical College is a 2-year community college in Pocahontas and Paragould, which offers associates degrees and certificates in general education and technical and career education.  The College houses one of the state’s law enforcement training academies (LETA) and fire science academies.  BRTC has 2,800 full- and part-time students.