Pine Bluff, AR and Brentwood, TN (January 26, 2022) – Jefferson Regional and Kindred Rehabilitation Services today announced that their joint-venture, 76-bed hospital – a combination of a 40-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility with an additional 36 behavioral health beds – will be located at 1600 West Holland Avenue in White Hall, Arkansas, just north of Pine Bluff and south of Little Rock.
The 87,000-square-foot facility will be conveniently located off I-530 at exit 32, minutes away from Pine Bluff and Jefferson Regional’s campus, one block away from the Jefferson Regional White Hall Health Complex, and roughly 30 minutes from Little Rock.
“We believe this location is ideally suited to serve Arkansas residents from Pine Bluff to Little Rock, with immediate access off interstate 530,” said Brian Thomas, President and Chief Executive Officer at Jefferson Regional. “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 hospital will provide inpatient rehabilitation services for adults who have experienced a loss of function or disability due to stroke, brain injury, spinal code injury, neurological disorders, orthopaedic surgery and other conditions. Featuring all private rooms, the rehabilitation section of the hospital will provide intense, interdisciplinary rehabilitation therapies and medical care to improve patients’ functional independence and help them return home.
The facility’s distinct behavioral unit will offer a continuum of inpatient and outpatient behavioral health 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, post-traumatic stress disorder and many other behavioral health illnesses.
“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 new hospital will replace and increase the number of existing acute rehabilitation and behavioral health beds currently operating at Jefferson Regional. Kindred Rehabilitation Services has managed the hospital’s rehab unit for the past 28 years.
The new facility is anticipated to open in early 2024.
About Jefferson Regional
Jefferson Regional is an acute care hospital in Jefferson County and serves patients from an eleven-county area of Southeast Arkansas. The community owned, not-for-profit facility is licensed for 300 beds, with a medical staff of more than 125 providers. Jefferson Regional is also one of the largest employers in Jefferson County with more than 1,500 employees in the hospital and its associated clinics. The mission of the organization is to improve health through excellence and compassion, with a vision to be the healthcare provider and employer of choice for Southeast Arkansas. For more information, visit www.jrmc.org.
About Kindred Rehabilitation Services
With nearly 30 stand-alone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across 17 states, Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation of joint-venture operations that are industry-leading in clinical and financial outcomes. Kindred brings proven rehabilitation management and services expertise to help the nearly 30,000 patients we see each year in our specialty hospitals recover and return home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma. Kindred Rehabilitation Services is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee-based LifePoint Health.