Cherokee Indian Hospital lab working diligently amid pandemic 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The laboratory staff at the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is aiding in the process of coronavirus (COVID-19) test sample collection and preparation for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) community.  In addition to working with the COVID-19 tests, the staff is also maintaining More...

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By Scott On Monday, April 27th, 2020
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Graham County resident tests positive for COVID-19 

  GRAHAM COUNTY – On Sunday, April 26, the Graham County Health Department in collaboration with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Public Health and Human Services and Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority More...

By Scott On Thursday, April 23rd, 2020
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Council approves aid for Navajo Nation in special session 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Tribal Council approved aid for the Navajo Nation, hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, during a specially-called session on Thursday, April 23.  Council passed More...

By Scott On Friday, April 17th, 2020
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Contact tracing an important element in fighting COVID-19 for hospital 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Testing is an important part of the puzzle for the Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority’s (CIHA) fight against the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Tribe’s Syringe Services Program open twice a week during quarantine  

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    With many tribal programs of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) closed due to quarantine orders relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the More...

By Scott On Tuesday, April 14th, 2020
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Red Cross partnering with Wolftown Community Club on Blood Drive 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Amid closures and cancellations due to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), blood donations in the region have declined dramatically.  With that in mind, the More...

By Scott On Monday, April 13th, 2020
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New COVID cases reported by CIHA, tribal health officials encourage asymptomatic testing 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    Five people have tested positive in the past two days for COVID-19 at Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) facilities operated by the Eastern Band of Cherokee More...

By Scott On Monday, April 13th, 2020
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Jackson County reports two positive cases of full-time residents 

  The Jackson County Department of Public Health (JCDPH) received notice on Monday, April 13 that two full-time Jackson County residents have tested positive for novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The residents More...

By Scott On Friday, April 3rd, 2020
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Domestic Violence during COVID-19; help is available 

  Most of us have seen the signs: bruises, strangulation marks, scars…all visible signs of domestic abuse.  What about the invisible signs? What about the emotional toll that constant degradation and control More...

By Scott On Wednesday, April 1st, 2020
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Cherokee Indian Hospital starting drive-thru COVID-19 testing 

  By SCOTT MCKIE B.P. ONE FEATHER STAFF    The Cherokee Indian Hospital is starting drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing beginning Thursday, April 2.  This testing service, open only to residents More...