New Hospital for Pearl River Reservation

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A new $55 million Choctaw Indian hospital is projected to open on the Pearl River Reservation in 2014..

The Neshoba Democrat reports that the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians signed an agreement signed in May with the federal Indian Health Services.

The Choctaws was one of only seven tribes approved for the program by the Indian Health Services. Under the program, the Choctaws will build and equip the state-of-the-art health facility using IHS space and staffing metrics while the IHS will provide staffing and operational funding for 20 years.

The new facility will be approximately 161,000 square feet, two and half times the size of the current hospital. Separately, Neshoba County is building a new $19 million hospital which is scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2013.

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