PINE BLUFF - Jefferson Regional is pleased to announce it is expanding access to local cancer care for residents of Southeast Arkansas. The health system is making an $8 million investment to develop a fully integrated Cancer Center, which will be located on campus in the Jefferson Professional Center 1 building (JPC 1). Construction will consist of two phases - the first being an expanded medical oncology clinic with an infusion center capable of treating 27 patients, which will be open in June 2021. The second phase will include the construction of a radiation oncology suite that will be complete near the end of 2021.
The Cancer Center is the health system's latest investment in building a comprehensive cancer program designed to meet the unique needs of residents in Pine Bluff and throughout Southeast Arkansas. Arkansas ranks among the states with the highest incidences of new cancers in the U.S., and the Jefferson Regional Cancer Center is a direct reflection of the organization's continued commitment to ensuring local residents have access to exceptional cancer care when and where they need it.
Jefferson Regional provides southeast Arkansas with the largest physician network, consisting of more than seventy providers and twenty specialties, ready to meet the needs of patients with cancer. Furthermore, Jefferson Regional's network of specialists are in the region, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Jefferson Regional Cancer Center will offer seamless access to services including physician visits, an infusion center, a Breast Center, imaging services, radiation oncology, care coordination and financial navigation. Through the new Cancer Center, Jefferson Regional will be able to coordinate care more easily for patients - from screening and diagnosis to therapy and beyond.
For more information, please visit jrmc.org/cancer.