Cherokee Indian Hospital
Architect: Design Strategies
150,000 Square Feet
Timeline: February 2015 – October 2015
The $82 million Cherokee Indian Hospital was completely planned, constructed and funded by the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians. It truly is a hospital built by the people, for the people. And they captured that sentiment with a theme for the hospital that states, “It Belongs to You.”
“We believe that we can serve our community better than anyone else and we are committed to that goal,” CEO Casey Cooper said. “Our tribal leadership has committed resources to improving the lives of our tribal members and this new facility is another example of that commitment. We believe that the new building will help us foster an environment of wellness so our patients don’t just come to us when they are sick, they come to us as friends and partners in wellness.”
For the Eastern Band of Cherokee, the hospital is not simply a place for medical care, but it’s a bastion of culture and its approach to holistic healing. The art program is designed to support this position and to honor and celebrate the Eastern Band of Cherokee culture. Multi media dimensional artwork featuring both traditional and contemporary works by Eastern Band of Cherokee artists can be found throughout the hospital.