Marvel’s first Indigenous actress, Alaqua Cox, announced as guest speaker of Cherokee Hospital Foundation Gala

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation is excited to announce that the guest speaker for the 13th annual Gala will be Marvel Universes’ first Indigenous superhero, Alaqua Cox. The sold-out gala, a key annual event in supporting the mission of Cherokee Indian Hospital, will be held June 15 at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino and Resort. Alaqua Cox, … Continued


Nominations for the annual Lula Owl Gloyne – Person of Excellence Award are officially open. Following the standard of excellence first set by Beloved Woman Lula Owl Gloyne, who worked as the first registered nurse of the EBCI, this annual award serves to honor a deserving individual whose actions and contributions have improved the healthcare … Continued

Santa’s mailbox is coming to town!

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority (CIHA) is thrilled to announce the arrival of Santa’s special mailbox at the hospital on Friday, December 1, spreading festive cheer throughout the community. Starting December 1 through December 18, Santa’s mailbox will be stationed in front of CIHA primary care, conveniently located next to the outside children’s play area. … Continued

Trick or Treat(ment) Halloween Bash: A Spooktacular Event for Breast Cancer Awareness

Get ready for a bewitching night that combines the spirit of Halloween with the importance of breast cancer awareness! The Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation is thrilled to announce the first annual Trick or Treat(ment) Halloween Bash, a captivating event that promises an unforgettable evening filled with music, dancing, and costume contests, all while raising awareness … Continued

Hospital CEO honored with Order of the Long Leaf Pine

Our friends at the Cherokee One Feather did an exceptional job reporting on the surprise presentation that was made during the 12th Annual Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation Gala when Senator Kevin Corbin awarded Hospital CEO Casey Cooper with The Order of the Long Leaf Pine on behalf of North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. Senator Corbin … Continued

A look at the Foundation’s 17 year history

The Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Foundation (CIHAF) was launched in 2006 with the aim of enhancing the health and well-being of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. This non-profit organization raises funds to invest in state-of-the-art medical equipment, upgrade and expand facilities, and develop community wellness programs to support the Cherokee community. Through its efforts, … Continued

Hospital Foundation welcomes new Cherokee County Clinic

As we prepare to break ground on a new facility to serve the Cherokee County community, the Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation has been reflecting on the special projects and facility needs the Foundation has been able to support since its inception. Through generous donors and funds raised at the annual Hospital Foundation Gala, the Cherokee … Continued