Oneida Indian Nation Partners with Bassett Healthcare

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Turning Stone is one of the largest employers in the region.  On Thursday, healthcare for their employees became a lot more accessible.

A major expansion project began today for the Oneida Indian Nation.

“So today we’re pleased to announce that construction is now under way on two new state-of-the-art healthcare facilities that will introduce exciting new healthcare options to our members, our employees and the community,” says Ray Halbritter, Oneida Indian Nation.

In early 2016 officials say the Dreamcatcher Plaza in Oneida that now looks like this–will look like this when construction is complete.  Through a partnership with Bassett Cealthcare–one facility will house care for the members of the Nation and the other will be for Nation employees and the general public–complete with primary care doctors and other services.

“Both sides of the clinic will be able to offer on-site lab services as well as plain imaging studies as well,” says Dr. Vance Brown, Bassett Healthcare.

Since 1991 the Oneida Nation has had a clinic strictly for their members.  This will be the first time employees have healthcare opportunities where they work.  And the construction team says the jobs it will provide is exciting but the access is even more so.

“I want to thank the Nation and Bassett for locating here and the ability for our members to come here for primary care,” says Pat Costello, CNY Labor Council.

Two healthcare clinic that the Nation says will expand services to not just their members and employees–but everyone in the area.

Employees from the Nation healthcare center will transfer over from their original location to the Dreamcatcher Plaza facility.  And the new facility will hire a number of healthcare professionals.

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