One of the more notable installations for Smith & Fong this year is the Choctaw Health Center, located in Choctaw, Mississippi, a 58,800 square-foot comprehensive health care center that opened under tribal management in 1975. The Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians also manages three rural health clinics in the Choctaw communities of Bogue Chitto, Conehatta, Red Water, Standing Pine, and Tucker. The Choctaw Health Center averages 100,000 patient visits per year and is a single story facility that includes an 18-bed inpatient unit and a comprehensive offering of health services.
For this new facility—our first tribal installation—we have supplied approximately 1,000 square feet of Durapalm (coconut palm) Woven paneling. This paneling is a visually striking product developed by Smith & Fong from 100% reclaimed coconut palm logs. The panels themselves measure 6” x 48” and join easily together at the ends with a finger joint/overlap system. The look is rich, textured and earthy and we believe a wonderful fit for this vital and essential health facility.