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Vinita Health Center
Kynar 500® PVDF

Coatings made with Kynar 500® FSF® PVDF resin selected to help increase the durability and expand the lifespan of the center.  The standing seam roof is finished in Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® coating in Cool Color Granite.

Cherokee Nation Health System, the largest tribally owned health care system in the United States, made plans to expand the 4,000 square-foot Vinita Health Center into a 92,000 square-foot building, making it 23 times larger than the original, and the second largest center in the health system. The new center was built and equipped for primary care, as it includes a full pharmacy, lab, radiology center and dental operatories, as well as for optometry, behavioral health and physical therapy services. The center will provide excellent medical care to the surrounding population, as the name Vinita translates to “where they get well.”

Childers Architect firm was hired to design and construct the expanded center. With the overall inspiration taken from the community’s past, historic materials like wood and stone were used as the primary construction materials. To help increase the durability and expand the lifespan of the center, a metal roof was installed on the structure. Furthermore, the use of a metal roof was selected to match surrounding community buildings, as standing seam roofs are commonly used on many other Cherokee Nation buildings.

The Petersen Aluminum Company provided the standing seam roof, which required 43,500 square feet of Snap Clad panels that were finished in Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® coating in Cool Color Granite. Most Cherokee Nation buildings feature a dark green coating for the metal roofing panels, but this lighter shade was chosen to help the center achieve LEED Silver Certification. Other materials and features, such as using locally-sourced products, natural and energy-efficient lighting, low-flow water fixtures and drought-tolerant landscaping, were implemented to also contribute to the anticipated certification.

Sherwin-Williams Fluropon® an architectural coating made with 70 percent Kynar 500® FSF® PVDF is renowned for its high-performing qualities, including superior resistance to ultraviolet rays and exceptional dirt and stain resistance. Recognized for its durability, the Fluropon® coating reflects the vision of strength and unity of the Cherokee Nation, and the cool granite color provides an earthy aesthetic.

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