J.B. Hunt donates $2.5 million to Washington Regional for neurological, cancer services

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FAYETTEVILLE — Washington Regional Medical System plans to expand neurological and cancer support services with a $2.5 million donation from J.B. Hunt Transport Services, according to a news release.

Washington Regional’s Northwest Arkansas Neuroscience Institute will be named the J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. Neuroscience Institute, and the new Washington Regional Cancer Support Home will be named the J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc. Cancer Support Home, according to the release.

The neuroscience institute includes a neurosurgical intensive care unit, a stroke program, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, conservative spine care and interventional pain management. The donation will provide funding for research, an expanded stroke program, facility updates, new technology and specialized physicians and nurses, according to the news release.

The cancer support home is expected to be completed later this year. Cancer patients and their families can stay overnight at the home for free while undergoing treatment.

“J.B. Hunt’s generosity and steadfast commitment to improving the lives of those who live in Northwest Arkansas allows Washington Regional to continue to fulfill its mission of improving the health of people in the communities we serve,” Larry Shackelford, president and chief executive officer of the health system, said in the news release.

NW News on 02/08/2020

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