CRITTENDEN COUNTY, AR (WMC) - For the last few years, people in the West Memphis area have been without their own hospital.
However, that's about to change in the next two months.
Baptist Memorial Hospital in Crittenden has come a long way since WMC Action News 5 toured the campus back in July.
Crittenden County Judge Woody Wheeless posted pictures of the hospital’s progress on Facebook earlier this week.
The hospital includes 11 patient rooms, 10 ER rooms, a cancer center, two operating rooms, and two trauma rooms.
A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for early November, with the hospital accepting patients in early December.
On Friday, Oct. 19, there will be a career fair to fill positions at the new hospital. The career fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon at the Reynolds Center at Arkansas State University Mid-South on Broadway Avenue in West Memphis, Arkansas.
Enter from Broadway into the South entrance, and take an immediate right. The building has large columns, a fountain and state and national flags in front.
Recruiters will be onsite to answer questions about open positions. The hospital is looking for:
- Surgical technologists
- Heath unit coordinators
- Medical technologists
- Medical lab technicians
- CT technologists
- MRI technologists
- Mammography technologists
- Ultrasound technologists
- Radiology technologists
- Certified admissions representatives
- Materials management technologists