Cherokee Nation seeks volunteer greeters, way finders for new outpatient center

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/04/2019 11:30 AM
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From left to right, the new Cherokee Nation outpatient health center is the largest tribal outpatient health facility in the country at 469,000 square feet. The CN is looking for volunteers to act as guides for patients and visitors at the center. COURTESY
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation officials are looking for volunteers willing to act as guides for patients and visitors at the new CN outpatient health center in Tahlequah.

According to a CN press release, volunteer way finders and greeters will help others navigate the health facility during the first few months it is open. The facility is the largest tribal outpatient health facility in the country at 469,000 square feet, the release states.

“The way finders and greeters are going to be some of the first faces our visitors see at the new health facility,” CN Career Services Executive Director Diane Kelley said. Career Services is organizing the volunteer program. “The new outpatient health facility is going to be a challenge to navigate for new patients and the way finders are going to be vital to find the way to their appointments. Anyone who needs volunteer hours for scholarship purposes or wants to volunteer for the Cherokee Nation should sign up for this opportunity.”

The release states Career Services needs 120 volunteer way finders and 30 greeters during a course of three months. Shifts are available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning Oct. 7, when the facility’s first phase opens. Volunteer opportunities will continue through Dec. 31. Service hours are flexible for volunteers to work with their schedules.

For information, call Taryn Taylor at 918-453-5386 or email taryn-taylor@cherokee.org. Or call Austin Patton at 918-453-7632 or email austin-patton@cherokee.org.

According to the release, the outpatient health center on the W.W. Hastings Hospital campus will open its optometry, audiology, physical rehabilitation, behavioral health, radiology, lab and pharmacy services on Oct. 7. Primary care, dental and resident clinic will open to patients on Oct. 21, the release states.

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