Since 2015, Congresswoman Paula Stabler has been working tirelessly on the project to build a brand new Vahzhazhe Health Clinic in Pawhuska. The facility, which is six times the size of the current space, will provide primary care, laboratory testing, a pharmacy and a diabetes unit with a full-time dietitian. Additionally, there will be an optical department, expanded dental services and physical therapy available.
The Osage Nation took into consideration the needs of future generations when designing the new clinic. Board member Cindra Shangreau adds that the facility was designed with room for future clinic development. This focus on future healthcare needs is a key aspect of the Osage Nation’s commitment to providing high-quality healthcare to its members.
While construction of the new clinic has taken decades, the Osage Nation is excited to see it come to fruition. The facility is expected to be completed by the summer of 2025 and will greatly benefit the health and wellbeing of its members.