- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 28, 2015

PHILADELHIA, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is planning for a March 2 ribbon cutting for the tribe’s new hospital near Philadelphia.

This will be followed by the grand opening for the facility on March 9.

Tribal spokeswoman Misty Dreifuss tells WTOK-TV in Meridian (https://bit.ly/1tlFewt ) the $55 million facility will be set up to meet an array of health care needs of 10,000 reservation residents.

Dreifuss says the new hospital will be three times the size of the on it is replacing.

Aside from the 20 beds that it will have for patients and space to house 14 doctors and 12 dentists, this facility will also be used to house the Choctaws’ Public Health Department. It will provide services for behavioral and mental health issues along with addictions.

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Information from: WTOK-TV, https://www.wtok.com


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