SWAR voters pass hospital tax

Texarkana News

(SEVIER COUNTY, Ark.) Voters in Sevier County, Ark. have passed two proposals to fund a new hospital.

The area’s former hospital, De Queen Medical Center, closed earlier this year. The new facility will be run by the county and a bond comprised of Sevier County residents.

Judge Greg Ray said plans include a 12-bed facility with room to grow and could eventually be profitable for the area. “It’s going to possibly generate more than $5.5 million in taxpayer dollars a year .. our proforma shows it probably in 2027 to be a moneymaker.”

Ray said construction on the new hospital could begin as early as next Spring.

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