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Our Vision

At South Arkansas Regional Hospital, our vision is to be the trusted provider of superior healthcare, dedicated to serving and improving the health of our community.

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South Arkansas Regional Hospital (SARH), in collaboration with UAMS, is a new and local nonprofit, community-based healthcare provider. Formed through the partnership of three area foundations and one academic medical center, SARH is committed to providing high-quality services close to home. 

 The mission of SARH is to improve the health and healing of the people of South Arkansas, and its vision is to be the regional health care provider of choice through the values of “WE CARE,” which stands for:

Welcoming: Ensuring a friendly environment of care

Excellence: Commitment to working and acting exceptionally

Compassion: Empathetic and understanding of others

Adaptability: Ability to positively adjust in response to changing conditions

Respect: Appreciation and consideration of others

Equality: Fair treatment without favor

SARH is governed by a ten-member board of directors, which includes:

  • Steve Cousins, Chair
  • Brian Jones, DHSc, Vice-Chair
  • Steve Cossé 
  • Chris Hegi
  • Steve Cameron
  • Marcia Ford, APN
  • Steve Smart, DDS
  • Andrew Clyde
  • Donnie Smith
  • Stephanie Gardner, Pharm.D, Ed.D.


SARH is accredited by the Joint Commission and proudly serves as a general acute care Level III Trauma Center licensed by the Arkansas Department of Health. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our 166-bed facility, where we offer a comprehensive range of inpatient and outpatient services to meet the diverse healthcare needs of our community. 

Within our walls, you will find a dedicated team of over 400 healthcare professionals who are passionate about delivering exceptional care. We are here to provide a healing, caring, and connected environment for you and your loved ones. 

Our inpatient services encompass a wide range of specialties, including emergency services, obstetrics and newborn care, intensive care, otolaryngology, general surgery, orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility (SNF), interventional cardiology, and Behavioral Health. We prioritize your well-being and are committed to delivering the highest standard of care across all areas of our hospital. 

Through our telemedicine services, we bring specialized expertise directly to our community. With telemedicine in pulmonology, neurology and AR Saves stroke telemedicine, we ensure that you have access to comprehensive care without the need to travel long distances. 

Our outpatient services are designed to cater to your healthcare needs in a convenient manner. We offer a full-service laboratory, speech, physical and occupational therapies, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, wound care, and radiological services including MRI, CT, digital mammography, and more. These services are aimed at promoting preventive care, early diagnosis, and effective treatment options. 

Our commitment to excellence has been recognized by esteemed organizations in the healthcare industry. We have received awards such as the American Heart Association Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award, Cribs for Kids Nursery Safe Sleep Silver Certification, Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade “B” Facility, and Arkansas Governor’s Quality Award Challenge Level. These accolades are a testament to our unwavering dedication to providing exceptional care to our community. We believe in the power of people to create great care. 

Together, we strive to make a positive impact on your health and well-being. South Arkansas Regional Hospital is proud to be your trusted healthcare provider, and we are honored to serve the community we call home.


Machine Readable Files

In order to comply with the Transparency in Coverage Final Rule, we are providing machine readable files containing the following sets of costs for items and services: (i) In-Network Rate File: rates for all covered items and services between the plan or issuer and in-network providers, (ii) Allowed Amount File: allowed amounts for, and billed charges from, out-of-network providers. Congress and federal agencies intended these “machine readable files” to be used by researchers, regulators, lawmakers, patient and consumer advocates, etc., in order to develop tools and information to support consumer choice. 

You may access your Machine-Readable Files here: https://www.arkansasbluecross.com/interoperability/machine-readable-files

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Our Mission

Provide safe, compassionate, high-quality healthcare for our community.