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IHS to replace Fort Yuma Indian Hospital


The Indian Health Service is moving to replace the Fort Yuma Indian Hospital in Fort Yuma, Arizona.

The hospital dates back to 1852. It is the oldest facility in the IHS system.

Rather than repair the buildings, IHS plans to spend $29 million on a new hospital. It could be open as early as April 2011, officials say.

The hospital serves the Quechan Nation, the Cocopah Tribe and other American Indians and Alaska Natives in the Fort Yuma area.

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New tribal health center takes first step (The Yuma Sun 4/28)