Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, September 20, 2014, 3:23 p.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

West Memphis hospital reopens its doors this week

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 18, 2014 at 9:53 a.m.

WEST MEMPHIS — A West Memphis hospital says it has opened its doors this week after it closed down a month ago from a fire.

Memphis television WMC-TV reported that Crittenden County Regional Hospital opened Friday morning. The hospital says it expects to reopen its labor and delivery and surgery wards next week.

A fire last month in the hospital's intensive care unit forced the evacuation of 14 patients. The television station reported last month the cause of the fire was weather-related.

The reopening has been delayed several times to get it back up to speed.

Voters in Crittenden County approved a 1 percent sales tax in June to support the hospital. The tax increase is expected to generate about $30 million over five years for the hospital.

Comments on: West Memphis hospital reopens its doors this week

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Electrician needed

    for a professional lighting maintenance company. Training p...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Public safety office

    Southern Arkansas University Tech in Camden is accepting app...
    CAMDEN, AR

  • Purchasing/buyer

    purchasing/buyer Hot Springs Company Responsibilities will i...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Multi-media spec.

    Multi-Media Specialist: Arkansas Department of Parks and Tou...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Automotive technicians

    automotive technicians Experienced or Entry Level If you are...
    SEARCY, Arkansas

Search 884 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online