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October 4, 2016

For immediate release

Oct. 4, 2016


MCN Department of Health issues information about realignment

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Department of Health (MCNDH) initiated a necessary realignment of human resources impacting 15% of personnel or 178 healthcare positions. The realignment was needed to efficiently balance human resources with clinical services. Currently, 55 healthcare employees were transferred to other positions within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation while 123 employees were displaced.


Services effected by the realignment include the closure of the 22 bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital within the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Physical Rehabilitation Center (MCNPRC) and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Home Health Agency. Notice has been provided to both state and federal authorities and all required steps to close inpatient rehabilitation and home health services will be completed in a timely manner.


Other services offered located on the MCNPRC campus are not affected. The 8 bed Skilled Nursing Facility, 4 bed Long Term Acute Care Hospital, and outpatient therapy services including aquatics, cardiac rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy will remain open to serve patients.


The Muscogee (Creek) Nation is committed to maintaining high quality care and patients should expect to experience a stronger, more needs-focused health system in the future.


Any further changes will be announced.