The Osage Nation is currently constructing a new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska, which will be six times larger than their current space. This project has been in the works since 2015 and Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been a key player in its success. She believes that the new 63,000 square foot facility wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of many individuals.
The new clinic will feature a variety of services including primary care, lab testing, a pharmacy, and a diabetes department with a full-time dietician. Cindra Shangreau, a board member, adds that there will also be an optical department, expanded dental services, and physical therapy. In addition to these services, the new facility is designed with room for growth in the future, with the Osage Nation considering the needs of future generations.
While the construction of the new clinic has taken decades to come to fruition, the Osage Nation is focused on ensuring that it meets the healthcare needs of its members for years to come. The facility is expected to be complete by the summer of 2025.