WINNEBAGO, Neb. (KTIV) - Nebraska Congressman Jeff Fortenberry made a stop at Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in Winnebago, Monday.
Fortenberry talked about the importance of that hospital and all the progress they've made in the last year.
Fortenberry said not long ago, the hospital was going through some extreme difficulties.
"One of the issues we worked on in the most significant ways was right here in this hospital," said Rep. Fortenberry (R) of Nebraska. "We have to be frank, and honest care care was not up to a standard. In fact, it was decertified by the Federal Government itself."
As part of his work on the Appropriations Committee, Fortenberry has been working on recertification, and restoration of quality care at the hospital.
"Tribal governance has taken it over, and they have done a tremendous job with the transition. There is an application for recertification to the federal government about to happen now," said Fortenberry.
Fortenberry said he is proud to have been a a partner in the transition.
"Things look great. Obviously it's a really good hospital that had previous difficulties. But it's not only on the mend, but a number of people are seeking to come here, a number a new people are seeking to work here because of the quality of care that's emerging," said Fortenberry.
Congressman Fortenberry was also at the groundbreaking of St. Augustine Indian Mission School.