Mississippi Choctaws hold ribbon-cutting at $55M health center : "A landmark day"

JACKSON, MS-The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is ready to welcome patients to a $55 million health center.

The tribe held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 180,000 square-foot Choctaw Heath Center on March 2. The facility was fully operational and ready to welcome patients on March 9.

"This is a landmark day for our tribe," Chief Phyliss J. Anderson said in a statement. "The opening of our new Choctaw Health Center marks the beginning of a new era in health care for our community.

The tribe broke ground in September 2013. The tribe signed an agreement with the Indian Health Service to fas...

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