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Oklahoman Published: August 9, 2014
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Tribe sells nursing home

The Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes have sold the 67-bed Geary Community Nursing Home to Tony Maldonado and Vicki Myers for $400,000. Maldonado and Myers own First Choice Home Medical Inc. Maldonado has been in health care for 20 years and Myers has 31 years experience as a registered nurse.

“It is a passion of mine to provide services for Native Americans, specifically our elders,” Maldonado said. Maldonado is a member of the Kaw Nation and is part Cheyenne. Myers, co-founder of Russell Murray Hospice in El Reno, said, “We understand quality care. Our intent is to keep the Geary Community Nursing Home part of the community and provide a high level of care for the patients.”

Eddie Hamilton, governor of the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes, said the sale was meant to help staunch the tribes’ “financial bleeding,” while ensuring “the well-being of the facility’s residents, many of whom are tribal elders.”

Shopping centers group to meet

The International Council of Shopping Centers will have an Idea Exchange Aug. 18-19 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, 1 Park Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City. The program is geared toward anyone interested in retail development, filling stores and connecting with investors.

The program will focus on an inside look at development in Oklahoma. Panelists will include Jessica Stetler, general manager, Von Maur; Joshua Lindimore, vice president, leasing, Glimcher Properties; Ron Norick, former mayor, Oklahoma City; and Chet Cadieux, chairman and CEO, Quik Trip.

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