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JRMC Fact Sheet

About JRMC

Jefferson Hospital Association, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization, incorporated in the State of Arkansas. Jefferson Hospital Association’s primary purpose is to provide healthcare to the citizens of Southeast Arkansas. Jefferson Hospital Association, Inc., d/b/a Jefferson Regional Medical Center (JRMC), the only general acute care hospital in Jefferson County, is licensed for 471 acute care beds and currently operates available 371 beds. JRMC serves residents of an 11 county area that includes Jefferson, Cleveland and Lincoln counties (primary service area) and Arkansas, Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Dallas, Desha, Drew and Grant counties (secondary service area). It is estimated that approximately 65 percent of JRMC’s patients originate from its primary service area with 35 percent originating from the secondary service area.


Jefferson Regional Medical Center is committed to providing measurable quality health services in a caring environment, which fulfill the needs of our patients, physicians, employers, employees and community.


Jefferson Regional Medical Center will be widely recognized as the healthcare leader and referral center of choice for Southeast Arkansas by providing quality healthcare services in a cost effective manner.


Jefferson Regional Medical Center, as a community-owned, not-for-profit health care provider, is guided by a core set of values known as “STEER” which provides direction to the organization in achieving our mission. These values are as follows:

Stewardship – We use our resources in an effective and efficient manner.
Trust – We conduct ourselves with honesty, reliability and integrity.
Excellence – We perform at a level that meets or exceeds expectations.
Ethics – We hold ourselves to a high level of personal and corporate responsibility.
Respect – We show consideration, fairness and dignity to others.


JRMC’s strategic plan for future growth is defined by the acronym “REACH.”

Recruit, Retool & Rebuild – Medical Manpower & Modern Facilities
Expand & Grow Services – Market Share, Referrals, Revenue & Services
Affiliate & Align – Partnerships for Future Success
Cultivate Loyalty – Improve Experience & Perception
Health – Prevention, Self-Management, Quality & Outcomes

Governance & Accountability

Jefferson Hospital Association, Inc. is comprised of 30 members with the primary responsibility of electing the Board of Directors. A 15-member Board of Directors conducts the business of the Association. Thirteen members are elected for six-year terms by the membership of the Association following recommendations of a Nominating Committee. In addition to the elected Directors, the Chief Executive Officer of the Association and the Chief of the Medical Staff of Jefferson Regional Medical Center are non-voting, ex-officio members of the Board of Directors as long as they hold those positions.

Focused On The Future

Within the next decade, JRMC will build a new facility to replace the current hospital. This will impact the health, wellness and economy throughout Southeast Arkansas for generations to come, and will fulfill JRMC’s promise to provide quality health services to all members of our community.