Since 2015, Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been working on the construction of a new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska. The Osage Nation is set to open a brand new 63,000 square foot facility that will be six times larger than their current space. The clinic will feature primary care, lab testing, a pharmacy, and a diabetes department with a full-time dietician, among other providers.
According to Cindra Shangreau, a board member of the Osage Nation, the new clinic will also have an optical department, expanded dental services, and physical therapy. Furthermore, the facility is designed with room for growth in the future as the Osage Nation considers the needs of future generations.
The construction of this new clinic represents decades of planning and hard work by many individuals. While it may seem like an accomplishment in itself, it’s just one step towards improving healthcare in the area. With this new facility set to open by summer 2025, the Osage Nation is focused on ensuring that everyone receives quality care for years to come.