Adair County residents soon will have access to a newly expanded health center. The $9 million expansion of Cherokee Nation’s Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center in Stilwell is funded entirely by casino profits and is making way for additional services and improved wait times. The health center supports 130,000 patient visits annually and offers a wide range of health services.
“Right now, our department has one exam room,” said Heidi Powell, an advanced practice registered nurse at the Wilma P. Mankiller Health Center. “When the expansion is done, we’ll have three exam rooms. This will allow us to see more patients and make communication with co-workers a lot easier, and that increases the quality of care.”