Cherokee Nation Invests $2 Million in Mobile MRI Technology

L-R: Joseph Counts and David Eckerson with General Electric; W.W. Hastings Hospital Senior Director of Hospital Administration Kim Chuculate; Cherokee Nation Health Services Deputy Executive Director of Internal Operations Wayne Coldwell; Regional Brain Institute Stroke Hospitalist Dr. Derek Matheson; Cherokee Nation Health Services Executive Medical Director Dr. Roger Montgomery; Secretary of State Tina Glory Jordan; Deputy Chief Bryan Warner; Cherokee Nation Health Services Director of Radiology Deborah Travis; Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.; Treasurer Janees Taylor; District 2 Councilor Candessa Tehee; District 5 Councilor E.O. Smith; Chief of Staff Corey Bunch; Deputy Executive Director of External Operations Brian Hail; W.W. Hastings Hospital Medical Director Dr. Sharon Smallwood; Radiology Supervisor Kendra Marsh; W.W. Hastings Hospital Deputy Administrator MaKenley Barton; and Mark Soto with General Electric Mobile Unit. TAHLEQUAH, OK – Cherokee Nation leaders held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the tribe’s $2 million investment in a new mobile MRI unit at W.W. Hastings Hospital in Tahlequah, OK.

“Cherokee Nation continues our investment in health care with this state-of-the-art, patient-centered imaging technology that represents the next generation of clinical care,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “I’m extremely proud of our efforts to ensure the story of the Cherokee people continues by improving the health and quality of life for our citizens. Our record investment in our best-in-Indian Country health care system is positively changing the lives of Cherokee families for generations to come.”

The purchase of a new mobile MRI unit for Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Hospital is part of […]

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