Sevier County, Ark. (KSLA) – Sevier County Medical Center is now officially open after unveiling emergency room signs!
While the former DeQueen Hospital closed, Sevier County residents voted in 2019 to create a new medical facility. Nearly four years later, the district now has a facility with 15 hospital beds and 10 emergency beds.
“This is an amazing facility. I’ve worked in ER for 25 years and they’ve thought of everything! They’ve done a great job. This should be a great asset to the community.” Jeffrey Hamby.
The new medical center was originally scheduled to open in December. 2022, but had to be postponed. The delay is a boon for the hospital and its 119 employees, officials said.
“This postponement gives us more time to better prepare for today’s grand opening. We never thought this day would come, but here we are,” said Hospital Administrator Lori House.
The center is located on Highway 71 near DeQuin Lake.
“We have a fantastic team here, not just our clinical team, but all the rest of the hospital. We are excited to serve the community,” said Nurse Manager Stacy Dowdy.
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