The Osage Nation is currently constructing a brand new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska, which will be six times larger than their current space. The project has been in the works since 2015 and Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been at the forefront of it. She believes that the success of the new 63,000 square foot facility wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of many individuals.
According to Cindra Shangreau, a board member, 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. Additionally, there will be an optical department, expanded dental services, and physical therapy. The new facility is designed with room for growth in the future, as the Osage Nation considers the needs of future generations.
While construction on the new clinic has been decades in the making, the Osage Nation is focused on ensuring that healthcare remains accessible and effective in the area for generations to come. The facility is expected to be complete by summer 2025.