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Chickasaw Medical Center dedicated

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From the Chickasaw Nation:

ADA, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation dedicates its Chickasaw Nation Medical Center in Ada today.

A ribbon cutting event brought out Chickasaws, family and friends, invited to attend this historic occasion. They were afforded a special opportunity to tour the facility.

The state-of-the-art campus features a 72-bed hospital, Level 3 emergency department, ambulatory care facility, Diabetes Care Center, dental clinic, diagnostic imaging center and women?s health center.

The picturesque 230-acre campus is designed to accommodate tranquility and healing.

"This facility will be a place where patients can receive top quality, innovative health care for generations to come," said Gov. Bill Anoatubby. "The medical center is designed to empower our staff to function much more efficiently and effectively. This will enable us to offer a higher level of service and improve the overall quality of health care."

The transition into the new facility will take place in late July. Patients with appointments after July 31 will be seen at the new Chickasaw Nation Medical Center. This location change is only for clinics located on the Carl Albert Indian Health Facility campus, including Family Practice. Appointments at Chickasaw Nation satellite clinics in Purcell, Durant, Ardmore and Tishomingo will not change.

Patients who utilize the Pharmacy Refill Center to pick up prescriptions, will begin picking up medications at the new Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Pharmacy after July 30. The Pharmacy Refill Center will not be open to the public after this date. Also, MAPS prescriptions can only be filled Monday through Friday. Please remember to call in all prescriptions 24 hours in advance.

All main phone numbers, including clinic listings, will remain the same. The medical center is in south Ada. Take the Stonecipher exit off State Highway 3. See the map below.

"We look forward to welcoming you into the new facility and providing the highest quality health care in our new state-of-the-art environment," said Dr. Judy Goforth Parker, Chickasaw Nation Division of Health administrator.

For additional information about the facility move, please call (580) 421-4556 or visit www.chickasaw.net/chickasawnationmedicalcenter.