Arkansas hospital breaks ground on new $55M behavioral health facility

Pine Bluff, Ark.-based Jefferson Regional Medical Center broke ground on its new $55 million behavioral health hospital in White Hall, Ark., the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reported Oct. 20. 

The new rehab facility will be 84,000 square feet and include 40 inpatient beds and 36 behavioral health unit beds. It will offer private rooms and bathrooms, specialized rehab services, a transitional living apartment, inpatient and outpatient services, crisis stabilization, triage for mental health and substance abuse, and alcohol and detox programs. 

Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health will manage the inpatient rehab program and will have a 40 percent ownership stake in the facility. Jefferson Regional will have 60 percent ownership. 

The facility is expected to create 200 jobs and is slated to be completed in early 2024.

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