CMS references NAHM

For a tribal facility working in a state with a decent reimbursement rate, an enhanced Medicaid reimbursement rate makes all the difference between being able to financially sustain that facility or requiring the tribe to subsidize it.
– Ron Ross, CEO, Native American Health Management

In the News:

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Ron Ross quoted in educational material from CMS:






Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home in the News

We were excited to hear that picked up on a story about the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home located in Whiteclay Nebraska.

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Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home Nearing Completion – May 10, 2016

It is an exciting time!

Native American Health Management has been working with the Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home project for some time and the opening date is fast approaching. We estimate that the facility will be able to open some time in late June or early July. We have received many calls from the community sharing their delight, stories and appreciation for the project to come to fruition. We are proud to have taken part in this project that can help shape many lives and improve the wellness of the elders in the community.

Many have expressed just how much they desired to have their loved ones closer to home and have expressed gratitude to those involved in aiding the community.

Currently the building is in its final stage of construction and we have hired an administrator: Susan Pourier.

I have been hired as the Administrator for the newly Oglala Sioux Lakota Nursing Home (OSLNH) in White Clay, Nebraska.  OSLNH is a 60 bed facility. I am an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. I live six miles north of Pine Ridge, on the ranch where I was raised. I have been blessed with two sons, an amazing daughter-in-law, and five grandchildren. I have been in the health field for the majority of my career.  I attended a year of Nursing School at Presentation College in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, with an BS degree.  I obtained Long Term Administrator courses from Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska. I have been employed for Native American Tribes throughout my career.  I have been employed by the Inupiat’s, in Alaska, the Mdewakaton Tribe in Red Wing, Minnesota, the 12 Tribes of Wisconsin, as well as my Tribe. I am looking forward to the challenges my new position will entail, but mainly the care and love my people will receive.  I am honored and humbled to start this new endeavor, as I know will take dedication, compassion, and hard work!

  • Susan Pourier – Administrator


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