By Deseray McKinzy

Jefferson Reginal Hospital was able to take in patients midday yesterday and schedule surgeries for Wednesday due to the increase of the water pressure in their facilities. Chief Operating officer of JRH Peter Austin spoke to Deltaplex about the current state of the hospital’s faculties.

On Wednesday morning, the PSI water pressure at the Jefferson Regional Facility rose to a sufficient level of 50 and as low as 42 which allows the hospital to run efficiently. Austin spoke about this and the hospital facilities.

On the financial side of the hospital operations, Austin explained some of the damage the month of February has had on JRH and the resilience of the staff that work to support Pine Bluff residents.