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Spokane Tribe, Washington

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A new clinic on the reservation will provide health care to hundreds of American Indian families throughout the region, officials said at Aug. 16 groundbreaking ceremonies. The David C. Wynecoop Memorial Clinic is a pilot project to improve the delivery of health care to isolated populations. The clinic is being built, in part, with a $500,000 federal grant matched by the Spokane Tribe. It will serve clients from the Spokane and Kalispel tribes, as well as other tribes in the region, officials said. It will replace the current clinic, which is housed in three trailers. The new clinic will feature 10 examination rooms, five dental stations, two treatment rooms and expanded space for records, X-rays and offices, tribal officials said. The clinic is named for the late David C. Wynecoop, who was director of the existing clinic.

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