The Osage Nation is currently constructing a new Wahzhazhe health clinic in Pawhuska, which will be six times larger than their current space. Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been working on the project since 2015 and believes that the new 63,000 square foot facility wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of many individuals.
Cindra Shangreau, a board member, adds that 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, the new facility is designed with room for the clinic to grow in the future, with the Osage Nation considering the needs of future generations.
The construction of the new clinic has been decades in the making and is seen as a significant investment in healthcare for the Osage people. While there have been some challenges along the way, including delays and budget constraints, Stabler remains optimistic about the project’s progress.
“We are excited to see this vision become a reality,” she said. “This new clinic will provide much-needed healthcare services to our community and ensure that our people have access to quality healthcare for years to come.”
The facility is expected to be complete by the summer of 2025 and will greatly benefit residents of Pawhuska and surrounding areas.