West Park Boulevard will be temporarily closed for 24 hours beginning at 2 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, and will reopen at 2 PM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. Drivers need to make arrangements to take an alternate route when traveling this area next Tuesday.

The closure will allow for a groundbreaking on the city’s largest commercial development project in its history at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, for Wadley Regional Medical Center.

Guest Speakers

Ralph de la Torre, M.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO of Steward Health Care ●Sanjay Shetty, M.D., President of North America, Steward Health Care●Tom Gilbert, President of Wadley Regional Medical Center●Bob Bruggeman, Mayor, Texarkana, TX●Allen Brown, Mayor, Texarkana, AR

The $227 million facility–which will feature a Medical Office building and offer a full range of hospital services including a 24/7 emergency room, orthopedics, cardiovascular area, neurosurgery, maternity care, and other outpatient services and is slated to open in May 2024. The new hospital will have 123 beds with the ability to expand up to 291. The construction of the new hospital is expected to take approximately 32 months to complete.

Wadley’s current location at 1000 Pine will remain fully opened while construction of the new 254,000 square-foot hospital and 143,000-square-foot Medical Office building is underway at the corner of University Ave and West Park Blvd.

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