Lt. Gov. Stone and GRHC give updates on new facility at Indian Chambers of Commerce Luncheon

July 6, 2018


Roberto A. Jackson

Gila River Indian News


A recent networking luncheon hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona featured Lt. Gov. Robert Stone and representatives from Gila River Health Care to discuss the new Hau'pal Red Tail Hawk Health Center and other medical services.


The luncheon was held at the Casino Arizona Eagles Buffet Banquet Room on June 15 and included local business leaders to network, dine and exchange information.


The GRHC presentations started with the introduction of Lt. Gov. Robert Stone who talked about the cultural elements of the Hau'pal Red Tail Hawk Health Center’s design and branding. “Gila River Health Care, together with IHS embarked on a new chapter in Native American health care delivery,” said Lt. Gov. Stone.


He also elaborated on the red tail hawk’s cultural significance and the other features of the facility and logos associated with GRIC’s traditional heritage. 


Derrick Glum, Chief Operations Officer, GRHC, followed Lt. Gov. Stone with further details on the new facility as well as GRHC’s operations. “We are a fully integrated health care system,” said Glum.


Glum’s summary of the Hau'pal Health Center included an invitation to the members of the chamber to visit the new facility, which is set to open in August. “It’s an absolute stunning, state of the art facility,” said Glum.


Glum closed his presentation with a question and answer session wherein he described GRHC’s staffing, and other elements of their inclusive and broad health care system.


James Wooton, Director of Materials Management followed Glum and each representative was presented with a gift by Loren Tapahe, President of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Arizona.