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White Hall Site Chosen for New Jefferson Regional-Kindred Health Hospital

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Jefferson Regional and Kindred Rehabilitation Services have announced that their new rehab and behavioral health hospital will be located in White Hall.

The 87,000-SF facility, announced in October, will be built a block away from the Jefferson Regional White Hall Health Complex at 1600 West Holland Avenue, the organizations said in a news release. The facility’s 76 beds will replace and increase the number of existing acute rehab and behavioral health beds at Jefferson Regional.

“We believe this location is ideally suited to serve Arkansas residents from Pine Bluff to Little Rock, with immediate access off interstate 530,” Brian Thomas, president and CEO of Jefferson Regional, said in the release. “This site and the hospital’s combination of services will make a significant impact in south-central Arkansas by helping patients have close access to the care they need.”

The new hospital will provide inpatient rehab services for adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, neurological disorders, orthopedic surgery and other conditions.

The behavioral unit will offer inpatient and outpatient services for adults and seniors, including crisis stabilization for acute mental health and substance use disorders, detoxification from alcohol and drugs, and treatment for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Kindred, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has managed Jefferson Regional’s rehab unit for the past 28 years.

The new hospital had been expected to open 2023, but is now set for early 2024. A budget for the project has not been disclosed.

“Selecting this location moves us another step forward to building a specialty hospital that will expand our long-standing partnership with Jefferson Regional and increase access to much-needed inpatient rehabilitation and behavioral health services,” said Russ Bailey, president of Kindred Rehabilitation Services. “We are excited to get started on this unique and innovative hospital that leverages our combined capabilities to better serve the health needs of the surrounding communities.”

The hospital is separate from a $180 million plan to replace Jefferson Regional Medical Center. 

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