In July 2018, the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska assumed management of the Omaha-Winnebago Hospital formerly operated by IHS, the federal government agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services responsible for providing health care for Native Americans. The Tribe assumed management of the hospital through the IHS Tribal Self-Governance Program. As the first step in establishing a new health system for the Tribe, the hospital was named Twelve Clans Unity Hospital in honor of the twelve traditional clans of the Winnebago Tribe.
Twelve Clans Unity Hospital serves an estimated 10,000 Native Americans who live on the Winnebago Reservation and in the surrounding region. Health care services provided by the hospital and the Tribe’s Public Health Department include an ambulatory care clinic, inpatient care, express care clinic, pharmacy, radiology, emergency care, medical laboratory, physical therapy, social services, dental, optometry, audiology, behavioral health and more.