Cooweescoowee “Ochelata” Health Center Open House Set for May 4

Cooweescoowee Health Center

Cooweescoowee Health Center

The $10M health center is newest to open under $100M expansion plan

OCHELATA, OKLAHOMA —The Cherokee Nation showcases its new 28,000-square-foot Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata, Oklahoma, on Monday, May 4, 2015.

The new $10 million facility was named after Principal Chief John Ross’ Cherokee name for a type of bird and the name of the northwestern historic district of the Cherokee Nation. The health center replaces a 5,000-square-foot facility in Bartlesville that offered family medicine and limited lab services.

The new center offers Native American patients full lab services, optometry, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy with drive-thru, radiology, disease prevention and more. Tours will be provided after remarks from Cherokee Nation leaders.

The Cooweescoowee Health Center is the first new health facility completed under a $100 million health care improvement plan using casino profits. A new health center in Jay and expansions at Wilma P. Mankiller in Stilwell and Redbird Smith in Sallisaw will open soon. The groundbreaking for a new facility addition at W.W. Hastings Hospital will take place next month.


The Cherokee Nation showcases its brand-new Cooweescoowee “Ochelata” Health Center


Monday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.


Cooweescoowee “Ochelata” Health Center

395200 W. 2900 Road

(2 miles west of Hwy 75 on West 2900 Road)

Ochelata, Oklahoma


Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker

Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Tribal Councilor Dick Lay

Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis

Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Shawn Slaton

Executive General Manager of CNCR Cheryl Cohenour


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