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Posted: Jul 15, 2014 3:44 PMUpdated: Jul 15, 2014 3:44 PM

Topping Out Celebration

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Jon Eastman
The Cherokee Nation celebrated a milestone Tuesday with the topping out celebration at the Cooweescoowee Health Center in Ochelata. The ceremony celebrates the placement of the final piece of steel on the building. Decked out with the US flag and the Cherokee Nation Flag as well as a ceder tree and signed by Principal Chief Bill John Baker as well as others in attendance, the final steel beam was raised into place and fitted, completing the structural work on the new health center. Principal Chief Bill John Baker says the new 28 thousand square foot facility will be able to provide quality health care to the Cherokee Nation in Washington and Osage Counties.  
The facility will have primary care services, dental, optometry, behavioral health, public health nursing, nutrition, WIC, diabetes care and a pharmacy with mail order when competed in early 2015. 

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