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Cherokees Top Out New Clinic in Washington County

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The Cherokee Nation moves ahead with an initiative to improve health care for tribal members. A topping out ceremony is held for one of four health clinics under construction. Chief Bill John Baker says the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata will provide a wide range of services and includes much more room and newer technology than what was available before.

In addition to the four new health centers, the tribe will construct a new hospital in Tahlequah. Cherokee Nation Businesses is investing more than $100 million into the tribe’s health system.