CONCHO, OKLAHOMA – The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes announced Wednesday that the Geary Community Nursing Home has been acquired for $400,000 by Tony Maldonado and Vicki Myers. The sale of the 67-bed facility followed careful thought about the future of the facility and its residents.
“When the Lt. Governor and I took office seven months ago, we began looking at ways to stop the Tribes’ financial bleeding,” stated Eddie Hamilton, Governor of the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes. “Our decision to sell the nursing center came after discovering years of financial loss. The Tribes have been infusing millions of dollars into the Geary facility to cover salaries and operation. We sought out a responsible and respectable entity to ensure the well-being of the facility’s residents, many of whom are tribal Elders. We found a great fit with Tony and Vicki who have excellent reputations in the healthcare industry.”
Maldonado and Myers own First Choice Home Medical, Inc.. Maldonado has been in healthcare for 20 years and Myers has 31 years experience as a registered nurse.
“It is a passion of mine to provide services for Native Americans, specifically our elders,” Maldonado stated.
Maldonado is a member of the Kaw Nation and is part Cheyenne. “We understand quality care. Our intent is to keep the Geary Community Nursing Home part of the community and provide a high level of care for the patients,” commented Vicki Myers, his business partner and co-founder of Russell Murray Hospice in El Reno.