Unity Health debuts Jacksonville hospital

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Searcy-based healthcare provider Unity Health held a grand opening celebration Wednesday (Feb. 15) for its new state-of-the-art hospital in Jacksonville.

Phase one of Unity Health-Jacksonville, which is slated to open in early March at 1400 Braden Street, will expand the hospital system’s patient care in the Jacksonville community. It will employ 112 workers when it officially opens.

The new hospital includes:

  • A 13-bed emergency department with two procedure rooms and one trauma room;
  • Diagnostic imaging, including CT, MRI, mammography, x-ray and ultrasound;
  • Observation and acute inpatient rooms;
  • A 24-bed inpatient behavioral health unit; and
  • An on-site lab and pharmacy.

“We are excited to bring our world-class healthcare closer to home by opening Unity Health’s third acute care hospital in Jacksonville,” said Unity Health President and CEO Mark Amox. “In this facility, we bring you expert, compassionate medical care backed by the proven trust, quality and stability of Unity Health.”

Unity Health, an Arkansas healthcare system, includes four hospital campuses: White County Medical Center in Searcy, Specialty Care Campus in Searcy, Unity Health in Newport, and the new Unity Health in Jacksonville. The healthcare system includes 13 family practice clinics located in Beebe, Bradford, Cabot, Heber Springs, Newport and Searcy. Unity Health employs 2,300 workers across its eight-county system.