Cherokee Nation to take over IHS hospital
The Cherokee Nation plans to take over operations of the W.W. Hastings Indian Hospital in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

The facility is currently run by the Indian Health Service. The tribe will manage the hospital under a self-determination contract.

“We will create a comprehensive, integrated health care system that will provide improved care for our patients,” Chief Chad Smith said in a statement.

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Cherokee Nation will take over operation of Hastings hospital (The Muskogee Phoenix 4/16)

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