The Forest County Potawatomi Community held a ground blessing to commence the expansion of the existing health and wellness clinic on the FCP Reservation. In attendance were FCP Executive Council members, clinic director and staff, tribal members, and representatives from the project team including Greenfire, Plunkett Raysich Architects, LLP and JSD Professional Services, Inc. Several individuals gave remarks including Executive Council Chairman, Ned Daniels Jr. The resounding message highlighted the importance of this project which is representative the tribe’s commitment to provide a wealth of health and wellness resources for its members. A ceremonial ground blessing concluded the event which featured a traditional drum circle.
The project includes a lobby addition that will improve the registration process, reconfiguration of exam rooms along with the renovation of a retail pharmacy that includes a vehicle drive-thru service. The expansion will also provide a canopy entryway to patient drop-off, along with increased space and privacy for check-in. This project will improve access to quality healthcare and pharmaceuticals for tribal members. Construction began in June and is expected to turnover in the fall of 2023.