Cherokee Indian Hospital receives $2 million donation from Caesar’s Entertainment

Press release

From Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort

(Cherokee, NC, October 25, 2012) – The Cherokee Indian Hospital accepted a two million dollar donation from Caesar’s Entertainment at a ground breaking ceremony on Wednesday, October 24, 2012. The event commemorated the addition of a new modular facility located at the hospital to house a new MRI machine.

In the near future, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI) will expand the hospital to a new location. “We have come a long way. I have just signed a submittal for a land agreement for a new hospital, not just for a bigger building, but one for increased service. This partnership with Caersars Entertainment has contributed to the betterment of our community,” said Principal Chief Michell Hicks.

“Clearly this type of technology at the Cherokee Indian Hospital would not be possible without the partnership between the Eastern Band and Caesar’s Entertainment,” said Cherokee Indian Hospital CEO Casey Cooper.

Harrah’s Cherokee Senior Vice-President and General Manager Brooks Robinson added, “The entire casino initiative was about jobs and we truly have come a long way. Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is a thriving business and something to be proud of. We are proud to give back to the community.”

The 15-year partnership between Caesar’s Entertainment first began as a means to improve the lives of the EBCI members and its communities by creating much needed jobs on the Qualla Boundary with the creation of the state’s only casino.


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