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Press Release

Release Date: July 30, 2007

by Dana Lance

  • Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby

Ada, Okla.- The Chickasaw Nation Health System opened the Chickasaw Nation Wellness Center at 10 a.m., Monday, July 30th at 821 E. 6th Street in Tishomingo.

The wellness center will provide education, mentoring, monitoring, incentives and access to activities to promote exercise, nutrition and overall improved health.

By providing access to equipment and services offered at the three wellness centers in Ada, Ardmore, and now Tishomingo, the Chickasaw Nation is hoping to help build a healthier community and reduce the health disparities faced by many Native Americans today.

“Today marks another milestone in our mission to enhance the overall quality of life of the Chickasaw people,” said Governor Bill Anoatubby. “We are excited that citizens in the Tishomingo area will have such a wonderful facility to utilize.”

Bill Lance, CNHS Administrator expressed his excitement in being involved with this project and he hopes that the people of Tishomingo “will embrace this facility and become a well community.”

Combined, the wellness centers have more than 6,300 participants and have had more than 45,000 participant visits already this year. They hope to add to this number greatly with the addition of the Tishomingo facility.

Membership to the facility is free for tribal citizens and employees and is also open to community members at a small fee.

The facility offers participants many avenues to exercise including: free weights, cardio equipment, aerobics and strength training. A pool will also be added adjacent to the wellness center in the near future.

The wellness center hours of operation are:

Monday – Thursday 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Friday 5:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Noon

Sunday Closed

For more information, please call (580) 387-2711.