Councilmembers from the Cocopah and Quechan Indian Tribes on Wednesday morning (Jan. 27) hosted a ground breaking ceremony to kick off construction of a new $33.7 million medical center. The long awaited project will provide healthcare services to thousands of Native Americans in the area and will employ about 200 people. The new medical facility will be located on the Quechan Reservation. Construction is expected to start in February. The new facility will encompass more than 76,000 square feet and is expected to take up to 18 months to complete.