American Indian Tribe-Funded Medical Center Dedicated in Kansas
The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Health Center in Mayetta, Kan., had its grant opening on Oct. 18, Indian Country Today reports. The 36,000-square-foot center has a medical health center, social services department and community education conference area. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation provided the $6 million necessary to construct the facility. John Daugherty, Oklahoma City-area director of HHS' Indian Health Service, said that centers similar to one in Mayetta are needed to meet the health care needs of American Indians. He added that he is pleased to see tribes using their own funds to improve the American Indian health system (Indian Country Today, 11/15).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.