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OU Transfers Ownership of Health Facility to Muscogee

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The University of Oklahoma will formally transfer the ownership of the George Nigh Rehabilitation Center to the Muscogee (Creek) Nation at a Monday, August 12 ceremony.

This is the first occasion of its kind between the two parties; the sale is designed to be a mutually beneficial transaction that will maintain and enhance the high level of patient care based in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.

The George Nigh Rehabilitation Center is a Medicare-certified physical rehabilitation hospital located in Okmulgee. The goal of the Center is to effectively treat conditions that may benefit from intensive rehabilitation, including back and neck injuries, spinal cord injury, stroke, amputation and orthopedic conditions such as joint replacements and fractures, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, traumatic brain injury, and Parkinson’s disease in addition to many other acute and chronic conditions. In addition to acute rehabilitative services, the hospital provides skilled nursing facility services as well as comprehensive outpatient programs for both adults and children with disabling illness or injury.

Muscogee Nation Principal Chief George Tiger will join University President David L. Boren at his office in Norman, Oklahoma to sign the document to transfer ownership of the health facility, along with other OU and tribal officials.

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