The Cherokee Indian Hospital is not only a healthcare institution that provides crucial medical services for members of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians, but it also serves as an economic powerhouse for the region. With a dedicated workforce, spanning 11 counties within North Carolina and even extending into three bordering states, the hospital’s significant impact on the local economy cannot be overstated.
With a workforce of 819 people, the hospital acts as a major employer in the area. These jobs offer stability and livelihoods to individuals residing in the 11 counties of North Carolina, including Cherokee, Graham, Jackson, Macon, Swain, Clay, Haywood, Buncombe, McDowell, and Henderson. The diverse range of employment opportunities provided by the hospital contributes to the economic vitality of these communities.
By supporting the Cherokee Indian Hospital Foundation and attending this year’s Gala, individuals and businesses had a unique opportunity to strengthen the economic position of the 819 employees and the counties they reside in. The Foundation’s Endowment fund, served as the beneficiary of the Gala, plays a crucial role in providing financial assistance to the hospital’s employees through continuing education, professional development, or additional educational opportunities and trainings.
This collective support not only strengthens the economic position of the employees but also reinforces the economic resilience and prosperity of the counties they call home. Together, we can create a positive ripple effect that benefits not only the individuals directly involved but also the broader community, fostering growth, stability, and a brighter future for all.