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Tishomingo Residents Celebrate New Health Center

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TISHOMINGO, OK--  The new Tishomingo Health Center is 53-thousand square feet which is four times larger than the original clinic Chickasaw nation governor Bill Anoatubby said the new clinic was definitely needed.

"We found that we needed a lot more space here in Tishomingo, and also in other places. We set about on a venture of taking care of all the needs," Governor. Anoatubby said.

The new health center features include 21-exam rooms,12 dental chairs, and a drive thru pharmacy. Officials said they've also added mammogram's and bone density scans.

"We're adding new providers, we're expanding the services that we're adding in our dental. We also added bone density and that was something that we didn't have before, and we've also added mammography," Administrator of health, Dr. Judy Goforth-Parker said.

Twenty-five additional staff members and medical personnel were added and officials said they plan on hiring more.

"We will add on an additional 80 people, but right now in this phase one, it's approximately 25 people," Dr. Goforth-Parker said.

In addition to brining jobs to the community, Tishomingo mayor Lewis Parkhill said the new facility is beneficial for everyone.

"The city will benefit from the traffic that comes into this facility and the folks who are working here there will be an economic development for the city of Tishomingo. We're very pleased to see the Chickasaw expansion," Parkhill said.

The centers design reflects Chickasaw traditions and culture.