Sharp-focused on the Future
Jefferson Regional Medical Center is located on the western edge of the Arkansas Delta. It’s an area rich with tradition and filled with strong people who have weathered the societal and economic storms of life and succeeded. They persevere to make a better future for themselves and their families. Life in the Delta is sometimes filled with uncertainty, but it’s also filled with history, creativity, industrial development, rich farmland and even richer traditions.
Yes, there are challenges, but with challenges come opportunities … and we at Jefferson Regional are in a unique position to see both every day. Here at home, poverty is widespread, and many in our community struggle daily to put food on the table with very little left over to pay for other needs, such as healthcare. Chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension, and coronary artery disease have continued to grow at alarming rates. Over the course of more than 100 years, we’ve responded dynamically to many of these challenges, developing programs and services to meet these needs. There’s a term you may remember from your elementary biology class: symbiosis. It’s a great word to describe how Jefferson Regional has become intertwined with the community. As the term implies, we’ve formed a close, enduring relationship with Southeast Arkansas, one that provides mutual benefit. Without a doubt, our community has come to depend on Jefferson Regional, as we depend on them.
We’ve become sharp-focused on delivering the healthcare our community demands. And we deliver it in ways that other hospitals could not. Looking across the years, you’ll see countless examples of how we’ve brought cutting-edge technology to the Delta to fulfill our mission. Beginning with traditional X-ray technology almost a century ago and evolving all the way through state-of-the-art computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we’ve made whatever investment was needed to keep our services current. And all the while we’ve continued to aggressively recruit physicians, who have brought the talent needed to utilize this technology. Now, after spending more than a century as the beating heart of healthcare in Southeast Arkansas, we find ourselves uniquely specialized to provide healthcare here at home.