Cherokee Nation unveils plan for new Tahlequah hospital
16 Dec 2021
The Cherokee Nation is planning a new $400 million health care facility in Tahlequah to replace the 40-year-old W.W. Hastings Hospital.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed legislation on Wednesday to fund the state-of-the-art hospital, as well as $35 million to replace the tribe’s 25-year-old outpatient health center in Salina.
“After a decade of dramatic expansion of our Cherokee Nation health system, we must keep investing to ensure Cherokee citizens have access to the best in health care,” Hoskin said in a press release. “These projects will positively impact the lives of Cherokee families for many, many generations as we erase the line between mental health and physical health, and instead recognize that our goal must be to provide wellness for every Cherokee.”