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Hospital to open behavioral health unit

A new behavioral health unit is being created in Jackson County. (Source: Unity Health Harris Medical Center website) A new behavioral health unit is being created in Jackson County. (Source: Unity Health Harris Medical Center website)
NEWPORT, AR (KAIT) -

There will be a new behavioral health unit in Jackson County, with officials saying the program will help people in need. 

According to officials with the Newport Economic Development Commission, Unity Health-Harris Medical Center will be opening a behavioral health unit. The hospital will be hiring 25 new positions as part of the new unit, including people to work in clinical and clerical areas. 

The unit will be geared toward adult psychiatric care for people in Newport and Jackson County, officials say. 

People interested in the program or working with the unit can call the hospital at 870-512-3081. 

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