Jefferson Regional Replacement Still a Go

You may have seen on our website last week that Jefferson Regional Medical Center of Pine Bluff and Kindred Healthcare LLC of Louisville, Kentucky, are planning to build and operate a freestanding rehabilitation and behavioral health hospital.

The new hospital, set to open in 2023, is not related to JRMC’s $180 million replacement plan that Arkansas Business whispered about in 2019.

But JRMC spokespeople Jamie McCombs and Wendy Talbot say that project is still on the table. The replacement plans have not been brought to the JRMC board for approval yet, and a date to bring them to the board has not been determined either. We’ll keep you posted.