Tribal leaders broke ground November 15, 2012 on the Sovereign Clinic site located near Riverwind Casino. The facility will function similarly to the Sovereign Clinic located in Ada. The clinic will serve Chickasaw citizens and Chickasaw Nation employees and their families, as well as anyone else living in the Norman, Purcell, and Blanchard areas. Governor Bill Anoatubby stresses the importance of offering health care services to Chickasaw employees, as they support the Nation's businesses and facilities. More than 30 doctors, pharmacists, and nurses will soon work full time at the clinic.