The Osage Nation is currently constructing a brand new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska, which will be six times larger than their current space. This project has been years in the making and Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been working on it since 2015. She believes that the success of this project is a result of the hard work of many individuals.
The new clinic will feature space for primary care, lab testing, a pharmacy, and a diabetes department with a full-time dietician, among other providers. 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 facility is designed to accommodate future growth, with the Osage Nation considering the needs of future generations.
While the construction of the new clinic has been decades in the making, the Osage Nation is focused on the future of healthcare in the area. The facility is expected to be complete by the summer of 2025. With this brand new state-of-the-art clinic, the Osage Nation aims to improve access to quality healthcare for their community members and provide them with better health outcomes.