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A drawing of the rehabilitation and behavioral health hospital Jefferson Regional Medical Center and LifePoint Health are planning to operate.
Construction / Health Care

South Arkansas Awaits $55 Million Hospital

A $55 million, 87,000-SF rehabilitation and behavioral health hospital in White Hall is under construction and can’t open soon enough. read more >
Rex Jones
Education / Health Care / Nonprofits

Arkansas Rural Health Partnership Adds CEO

Rex Jones says he wants to learn from executives in the ARHP network what the nonprofit can do for them. read more >
A preliminary drawing of the planned rehabilitation and behavioural health hospital Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Kindred Healthcare are planning to build and operate.
Construction / Health Care

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

The new hospital had been expected to open in 2023, but is now set for early 2024. read more >
Health Care / Real Estate

Jefferson Regional Strikes Deal to Acquire Monticello Medical Clinic

The four-clinic transaction includes two locations in Monticello and associated clinics in Star City and Crossett. read more >
The $12 million Jones-Dunklin Cancer Center at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff is now seeing patients. Like other Arkansas health care providers, JRMC has put all its cancer treatment services in one place.
Construction / Health Care / Nonprofits

Jefferson Regional, Others Rethink Cancer Hubs

Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff is overhauling the way it provides cancer services. read more >
A preliminary drawing of the planned rehabilitation and behavioural health hospital Jefferson Regional Medical Center and Kindred Healthcare are planning to build and operate.
Construction

Jefferson Regional, Kindred Healthcare to Build New Hospital

The organizations did not disclose a budget or location for the project, but they said it is expected to open in 2023. read more >
Eight Arkansas hospital executives talk about the lessons they've learned from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Lessons Learned: Hospital Leaders Look Back at COVID-19 CrisisLock Icon

Arkansas Business reached out to several Arkansas hospital executives and asked them about their observations and lessons learned amid the pandemic. Here’s what they said. read more >
Josh Baker of Citizens Bank in Hot Springs
Banking & Finance / Business Services / Investments

Baker Advances at Citizens Bank (Movers & Shakers)

Josh Baker has been promoted to city president for Citizens Bank in Hot Springs. read more >
Chris Barber, president and CEO of St. Bernards Healthcare in Jonesboro.
Health Care / Nonprofits

Viral Vigil Follows Hospital CapacityLock Icon

Concern that the COVID-19 outbreak could overwhelm Arkansas’ health care system remains a brooding cloud. The pandemic scenario is a possibility with a likelihood that’s elusive to gauge. read more >
George Makris Jr., CEO of Simmons First National Corp.
Banking & Finance / Construction / Public Companies

Simmons Bank Donates $1M to Construction of Pine Bluff Clinic

Simmons Bank has donated $1 million toward construction of Arkansas Children’s Pine Bluff Clinic. read more >
Marcy Doderer, president and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
Nonprofits

Arkansas Children’s, Jefferson Regional to Open $17.5M Clinic

Arkansas Children's and Jefferson Regional Medical Center say they will establish a new pediatric clinic on the campus of Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff. read more >
Brian Thomas
Health Care

JRMC Names Brian Thomas President, CEO

Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Pine Bluff said Tuesday that its board of directors had named Brian Thomas as its new president and CEO. read more >
Brian Thomas
Health Care

Leadership Shake Up at Jefferson Regional Medical Center

Jefferson Regional Medical Center’s President and CEO Walter Johnson and Executive Vice President Thomas Harbuck left the hospital on March 25 after a disagreement with the hospital’s directors over management style. read more >