The Osage Nation has recently begun 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.
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. 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.
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.