McGehee Hospital is a rural Critical Access facility serving the residents in McGehee, Desha County and portions of five adjoining Arkansas counties since 1965.
McGehee Hospital is supported financially by current and former residents. This is reflected in the community's significant investment in their own health care. 365 local and former residents donated $2.2 million to the Share the Pride comprehensive fundraising campaign. The new McGehee Family Clinic, which opened on July 29, 2017 adjacent to McGehee Hospital, is a direct result of that campaign.
Future growth of McGehee Hospital's scope of services includes:
Recruiting and retaining new primary care physicians and other supporting specialists.
Adding programs in Chronic Care Management, wellness, physical therapy, farm and occupational health training.
Offering treatment and reduction of chronic health conditions.
Improving emergency service, acute access service and internal medicine.
Acquiring new diagnostic and treatment equipment.
Providing programs and equipment for internal medicine, chronic disease therapy, and rural healthcare training.
The hospital's expansion plans reflect the changing needs and priorities of the community, where new health issues and demands for healthcare services have appeared and are being proactively addressed.