Growing Trauma Program Enhances Care for South Arkansas

With more than 41,000 patient visits in the last year, the emergency department (ED) at Jefferson Regional is in constant motion. As a Level 3 Trauma Center, many of those ED visits are traumatic injuries from all across South Arkansas, ranging from automobile accidents to gunshot wounds. Now that a third designated trauma surgeon has […]

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Dr. Smith Named Among Best In State

December 8, 2021 – Pine Bluff, AR)  Spine Surgeon Jason A. Smith, M.D. of Jefferson Regional Orthopaedic and Spine has been named a Top Doctor by healthcare research company Castle Connolly Medical. The announcement was made last week in the December issue of Arkansas Times magazine. Castle Connolly reviews thousands of nominations each year and […]

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Pharmacist Gains New Perspective Following Automobile Accident

Christmas Day, 2020, is a holiday Mark Porter will never forget. “I was involved in a motor vehicle accident when another driver pulled out in front of me on Hwy 79.” Mark sustained several traumatic injuries, including some very complicated tibia plateau fractures. Fortunately, the Jefferson Regional team was ready to meet Mark’s needs, even […]

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SPEAK OUT! & LOUD CROWD Now at Jefferson Regional

What is SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd? SPEAK OUT! is a therapy program specifically designed for improving voice, and swallowing of patients diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. This program teaches patients to use INTENT with all automatic tasks; therefore automatic speech is transformed into an intentional task. SPEAK OUT! is completed in 12 sessions within. a […]

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Jefferson Regional and Kindred Healthcare Announce Joint Venture

Joint venture will create a 76-bed hospital in Jefferson County, Arkansas   Louisville, KY and Pine Bluff, AR (October 7, 2021) – Jefferson Regional and Kindred Healthcare, LLC today announced a joint venture to build and operate a 40-bed freestanding inpatient rehabilitation hospital that will also include an additional 36 behavioral health beds.   The […]

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Family Physician: “I’m Blessed to Serve This Community”

While specialty physicians get a lot of attention these days, finding the right family doctor creates the foundation for a lifetime of good health. And for Todd Firmatura, M.D., Jefferson Regional’s newest family medicine physician, that foundation is the result of building strong relationships. “That’s one of the reasons I’m here,” Firmatura says of his […]

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World’s Smallest Pacemaker Now at Jefferson Regional

Since the 1950’s, pacemakers have been changing the lives of individuals with abnormal heart rhythms. Now, Jefferson Regional is offering the world’s smallest pacemaker  – smaller than a vitamin, and with no metal leads – with fewer complications and increased quality of life for patients. Ayman Alshami, M.D. of Jefferson Regional Cardiology Associates is now […]

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