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Description of the Chickasaw Nation:
The Chickasaw Nation has 10 departments with the Dept. of Health as one of the largest, employing approximately 1,300 people.The Chickasaw Nation has over 13,000 total employees with concerns in 42 states and 2 territories.We are not a reservation-based system. Our geographic location is where we establish our businesses and health facilities. Native American Indians from all 550+ federally recognized tribes and Alaska natives can use our direct services and all eligible patients who live in our 13 county service area qualify for contract health programs. We also have special tribal programs for Chickasaw citizens.
The Chickasaw Nation Medical Center, a new hospital facility, opened in 2010. This 370,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility has 72 beds, 33 dental chairs and house new MRI and CT Scanning technology.
The Chickasaw Nation Dept. of Health is a tribal program consisting of one hospital in Ada and three out-patient satellite health clinics located in Ardmore, Purcell and Tishomingo, Oklahoma. In Ada our health system facilities include a med-surge hospital, outpatient physical therapy, drug and alcohol treatment center, office of environmental health and the wellness program facilities which include the Family Life Center available at no charge to all employees and their families. All satellite clinics are within one hour drive of the hospital and refer to specialists in Ada when needed. All of our facilities are Joint Commission accredited; each clinic is surveyed as a part of the "system."
The Chickasaw Nation Dept. of Health has allopathic and osteopathic physicians and an optometry clinic staffed with clinical residency-trained optometrists.We have an award-winning Diabetes Program housed in a new Diabetes Center, an audiology department that provides services and hearing aids to our patients and dental services that include general dentistry, endodontics, oral surgery, pedodonitcs and prosthedontics. We work closely with the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center and participate in grant projects and research projects such as the Today Program for Childhood Diabetes. We have all ancillary services normally within a hospital. Our pharmacists are all PharmD grads and serve as part of the healthcare team working closely to assist our physicians. We have 3rd and 4th year OSU medical students who rotate through our clinics and in July 2018 we began a Family Medicine Residency Program.
Ada is a great place to live and work with a clean, safe atmosphere for your family. Being in central Oklahoma provides excellent access to Tulsa, Okahoma City and Dallas, Texas as well as several lakes where you can enjoy leisure activities and water sports. This is the green hill country of Oklahoma! Ada has many amenities usually associated with larger communities, several excellent school systems ranking in the top 25% of the state and East Central State University – a 4 year state university that also offers graduate programs. Leisure activities include golf, tennis, walking or jogging in Wintersmith Park, using our own Family Life Center at no charge, hunting, boating and fishing and a new Lazer Tag entertainment center.