- Parent Category: Culture, Education & Sports
- Category: Food & Health
- Published: 12 July 2011
Boise, Idaho (AP) July 2011
The Coeur dAlene Tribe in northern Idaho this month plans to start construction of a $17 million community medical center.
Officials say the 50,000-square foot Benewah Medical and Wellness Center on the Coeur dAlene Indian Reservation is double the size of a six-building complex in Plummer.
Tribal Chairman Chief Allan tells the Idaho Business Review that the new facility is important because the tribe has grown out of its current facility about a mile away from the new facility.
About 8,000 tribal and non-tribal patents, divided about equally, use the current facility each year.
An $11.8 million federal health care grant is helping to pay for the project.