Chickasaw Nation’s Governor Anoatubby breaks ground on Sovereign Medical Clinic and Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts in Norman

New family care clinic, pharmacy will serve general public

NORMAN, OKLA. – Officials with the Chickasaw Nation today broke ground on a complex that will house Sovereign Medical Clinic and Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts in Norman, Okla. A division of Sovereign Medical Solutions, the two businesses will be located in one building next to Riverwind Casino.

Chris Anoatubby, Chickasaw Nation Division of Commerce chief medical solutions officer, said increased employee numbers in the region and the Nation’s recent expansion of services at a similar clinic in Ada have led to an increased opportunity to provide healthcare services for those living in Cleveland County.

“We have quickly learned offering convenient access to a high-quality health care clinic and pharmacy services is valued highly among our employees, both native and non-native, who are in search of primary health care services,” Chris Anoatubby said. “This new facility takes our ability to serve one step further as we also will be able to provide convenient health care for anyone living in the Norman, Purcell and Blanchard areas.”

Clinic services will include medical care as well as laboratory and radiology capabilities. The new facility will be approximately 13,700-square feet and house 12 exam rooms, an in-house laboratory, retail pharmacy with two-lane drive thru, and gift shop. The complex will have a staff of 30. It also has been designed for future expansion, if needed.

“Our dedicated employees play a significant role in the success we have enjoyed,” said Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby. “This new clinic and pharmacy not only ensures our employees and their families have access to high-quality health care services so important to the quality of life they deserve, but also it is a way to impact positively the lives of those within the communities in which we do business.”

The new clinic will be using the latest technology to manage everything from patient records to appointment scheduling. A comprehensive suite of more than 50 applications installed at the clinic will support clinical, business and administrative functions that focus on improving patient care and provider workflow.

Located adjacent to Sovereign Medical Clinic, Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts will house an upscale boutique shopping experience, including high-end designer lines as well as gifts for bridal and baby showers. Oklahoma-made Bedré Fine Chocolate also will be available at the store.

About Sovereign Medical Solutions
Established in 2010, Sovereign Medical Solutions is a group of programs and services designed to offer patients and medical providers a unique blend of cutting-edge technology, skilled and attentive medical care, and Pharmacy expertise. Sovereign Medical Solutions is made up of three distinct operating units: Sovereign Technology Solutions, Sovereign Family Practice Clinic, and Sovereign Pharmacy Solutions.

About the Chickasaw Nation
With more than 50,000 citizens, the Chickasaw Nation is the 12th largest federally-recognized Indian tribe in the United States. The Chickasaw Nation had an economic impact of more than $2.4 billion in Oklahoma in 2011. The tribe is the seventh largest employer in Oklahoma, with more than 11,500 employees. A democratic republic with executive, legislative and judicial departments, the tribe’s jurisdictional territory includes all or part of 13 counties in south central Oklahoma.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, sixth from left, is joined by tribal and local officials in a ground breaking ceremony for Sovereign Medical Clinic and Sovereign Pharmacy & Fine Gifts in Norman, Okla. From left, tribal justice Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, tribal legislator Shana Tate Hammond, justice Barbara Smith, legislators Toby Perkins and Nancy Elliot, Gov. Anoatubby, Chief Medical Solutions officer Chris Anoatubby, tribal commerce administrator Bill Lance, Manhattan Construction officials Randy Anoatubby and Bob Jack, and tribal official Neal McCaleb. The ceremony was conducted Nov. 15. Photo by Mike McKee.
Rendering of the Sovereign Medical Center in Norman.