Hello and welcome to the Health System of the Absentee Shawnee Tribe. We have three convenient locations serving the healthcare needs of Native Americans, SoonerCare members, American Indian Veterans and insured AST employees with a wide range of services for all ages.
We are proud to bring to the Native American community a new era of healthcare not only in the physical sense – with new buildings and facilities and technology – but in the philosophical sense as well. We are committed to setting in motion a new era of healthcare; one that will redefine the standards by which we have both received care and cared for ourselves.
We provide a culturally-sensitive, quality health care system for American Indians and Alaska Natives, which leads to health promotion and disease prevention through a multi-disciplinary team using holistic and evidence-based practices that address all health issues and educational needs while protecting individual confidentiality.
We are a provider of choice for eligible patients seeking a comprehensive health service system while promoting continuous quality improvement within our programs.
We partner with eligible patients and co-workers by improving their health status with respect and dignity, promoting healthy lifestyles that impact their family and community and insuring respect for their culture, tradition, and beliefs.
Our Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health programs continue to grow and expand care to our designated beneficiaries. The Health Program itself has undergone intense changes to poise us for the future. The health care landscape is changing shape every day – but one constant remains: the care delivered at our clinics to you and your loved ones is second to none! Our employees and team of providers understand that health care is more than making diagnoses and prescribing medications. Health care is considering your well-being and doing whatever it takes to ensure you feel safe and comfortable. Prevention. Progress. Pride. These are the pillars of our health care system and our commitment to our patients and our tribe. We also offer some of the best care in Indian Country, and constantly seek to improve services. Our visits, diagnostic testing and specialist appointments are turning out care rapidly as well as access to our services. It’s extremely important that we continue to deliver the high-quality health care to which you are accustomed and deliver it in a safe and comfortable setting you deserve.
Our state-of-the-art technology at three sites, as well as continuity of care for our population’s health, is our central focus to address our community’s needs. Our new approaches to services and satisfaction will make both the delivery and receipt of health care a better experience for everyone, from our staff to you – our patients – and your family members. Not only are we focused on growing and delivering exceptional care within the walls of the health system, but we are expanding that patient-centered experience throughout our community as well. A few years ago, we opened a beautiful new clinic in Little Axe, and since that time have been adding physicians and other providers to meet the needs of our underserved communities in Shawnee and Little Axe. Delivering an outstanding patient experience is our ultimate goal, each and every time you access services at any of our locations. As you’ve heard us say in the past, we don’t want you to simply be cared for, but of equal importance, feel cared for as well. This practice is proven in our increasing patient satisfaction scores. All of our employees work very hard at putting your needs first and approaching health care from your perspective. Affordable, immediate, patient-centered care – I believe the Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System is the easy choice. If you want health care with a difference, we would be thrilled to show you what we can do!
Mark E Rogers, MAL, CMPE
Health Program Executive Director
Absentee Shawnee Tribal Health System