New Sevier County Medical Center to open in Spring 2022

County voted to pass one-percent sales tax for hospital

By Epiphany La'Sha

SEVIER COUNTY, Ark. (KTAL/KMSS) — It has been over two years since the De Queen Medical Center closed, and Sevier County voted to pass a one-percent sales tax in November 2019.

According to the Chair of Sevier County Medical Center, Steve Cole 17,000 residents are awaiting the completion of the new hospital costing 24 million dollars.

“This is a county owned hospital. We want to build it for the community. We need it,” said Cole.

The facility will be located three miles north of Dequeen on highway 71.

“We started construction on the hospital last fall. We are moving along very quickly. So much so in about 30 days, we should have the slab already poured on the 40,000 ft structure and we should start to go vertical as they say in the business world, building walls,” said Cole. READ MORE.

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