Our Mission:

Jefferson Regional Foundation is committed to creating a platform that will support our hospital by raising funds and awareness for hospital projects and services that will enhance the quality of life and overall well-being of our region.


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A Message from our Executive Director, Debe Hollingsworth:

We are proud that Jefferson Regional has provided quality care to Southeast Arkansas for more than a century and has responded dynamically to the changing needs of the region. The goal of our hospital system is to provide quality healthcare to fulfill the needs of the communities we serve. In order to better serve our region, Jefferson Regional established a Foundation and appointed fourteen board members who will work together with the hospital’s leadership team to increase support for our communities. Jefferson Regional Foundation is committed to building better futures in our patients by building healthier lives. We will work to deliver optimal health services, offer nursing scholarships, supply updated medical equipment and provide support for Jefferson Regional’s future growth.

Contact Us:

Laura Beth Shaner

Foundation Development Officer




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Mailing Address:

Jefferson Regional Foundation

1600 W. 40th Ave

Pine Bluff, AR 71603


Board Members:

  • Mac Bellingrath
  • Carolyn Blakely
  • Julie Bridgforth, Chair
  • Keidra Burrell
  • George Dunklin
  • Debe Hollingsworth, Executive Director
  • Bryan Jackson, Treasurer
  • Bill Jones
  • Nick Makris
  • Nancy Oudin
  • Freddye Petett
  • Brian Thomas, Jefferson Regional President and CEO
  • Cindy Trotter
  • Ryan Watley