Cherokee Nation

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Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) is the largest tribally owned and operated healthcare system in the nation. Our system includes nine outpatient facilities, one hospital, a public health system, an adolescent rehabilitation facility, and EMS. Our areas of excellence include primary care, obstetrics, general surgery, orthopedics, podiatry, women's health, pediatrics and dentistry. We provide a wide array of primary care services with over 1.3 million patient visits a year.

CNHS recently opened its new state-of-the-art 469,000-square-foot health facility in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. The new Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center features more than 240 exam rooms, two MRI machines, an ambulatory surgery center, 34 dental chairs, full service optometry and specialty health services. This beautiful facility showcases over 600 pieces of Cherokee art and art-related items on display, including 64 items made by Cherokee National Treasures. An interactive experience on the third floor, near the pediatrics department, will teach children Cherokee words. The Cherokee Nation invested about $200 million of its general fund dollars into the facility’s construction and purchase of equipment. IHS is funding $100 million per year in staffing and operating costs in a historic joint-venture agreement with the tribe.

CNHS is committed to the highest quality of care and the most advanced, effective treatments for those we serve across Northeastern Oklahoma. With nearly 200 physicians and over 2,300 health employees, we have been referred to as the gem of the region in continuity of care. Committed to building state-of-the-art facilities and improving patient access, Cherokee Nation has invested substantially in it's employees, advanced technology, building new clinics and facility expansions. We are the first tribe to achieve the gold standard of healthcare by more than 15 accrediting/certification agencies including, Det Norske Veritas (DNV), ISO 9001 certification, Public Health Accredited Board ( PHAB), CAP and recognized as a Baby-Friendly Designated Hospital.


Work and live in a community that is rich in diversity, culture, natural beauty and filled with hometown support. CNHS facilities are located across Northeast Oklahoma with its hospital located in Tahlequah; capitol of the Cherokee Nation and home to Northeastern State University. A rich quality of life is the norm with a winning combination of outdoor life and charming communities alongside the winding rivers, expansive lakes, tall grass prairies and rolling green foothills of the Ozarks.  If you prefer a metro area, our facilities are also located within commuting distance to Tulsa, OK,  Ft. Smith or Fayetteville AR and Joplin MO

Choose Cherokee

We ensure that you are compensated well with a competitive salary and great benefits to enhance your quality of life.  Our compensation includes a guaranteed base salary + annual merit to base increase + a quarterly RVU bonus incentive.  CME stipend and 40 hours CME leave, 160 hours paid vacation annually (first 0-3 yrs), and Federal Tort malpractice coverage.

Benefits include 12 paid annual holidays, sick leave accrued at 4hours/pay period, , Matching 401(K) Retirement Plan Available (100%employer match for first 5% employee contribution and 50% for next 4% contribution), paid maternity leave (eligible after one year employment),  as well as excellent insurance coverage (effective day one of employment), and we are our eligible sites for the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) and Indian Health Service (IHS) loan repayment programs. 


Our Mission:

To ensure the story of the Cherokee Nation continues, we partner with individuals, families, and communities to improve our health and quality of life.

Our Vision:

Healthy Cherokee people, families, and communities for this and future generations.



Stephanie Wickliffe Image Stephanie Wickliffe
19600 E. Ross St.
Tahlequah, OK 74464

(539) 234-2482
(918) 458-6159
Cherokee Nation