Blue Mountain Hospital dialysis patients fully vaccinated with aid of new cooperative program

Thanks to a new collaborative effort between Blue Mountain Hospital’s Dialysis Unit and the UNHS Blanding Family Practice Clinic, all dialysis patients have been fully vaccinated, and future patients will also be fully vaccinated if they wish. Dialysis Manager Laurie Okkema said she discussed the project with Blanding Family Practice Manager Nick Fox late last year. Both agreed that administering […]

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Classic Lifeguard now serving BMH…

Classic Lifeguard is now providing lifeflight service for Blue Mountain Hospital from it’s new Moab base. Above (L-R) Kent Turek, Michele Lyman PA, and Cari Spillman in front of a Classic helicopter during a recent visit to Blanding. Classic personnel toured the hospital, and were very impressed. They even took a few BMH staff for a ride. Classic’s ETA from Moab to pick up a patient […]

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Salt Lake Dentist donates services at MCC Clinic

Last month’s Building Youth Around the World experience in the Montezuma Creek area also brought the services of Dr. Jeffrey Burg, a Pediatric Dentist from the Salt Lake area, to the Montezuma Creek clinic. Burg was a missionary companion of Ian McCracken, founder of Building Youth Around the World, but the two hadn’t seen each other in nearly twenty years, […]

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Whitney Lyman joins staff at Blue Mountain Hospital

Whitney Lyman is one of the newest members of the Blue Mountain Hospital staff, working with Trent Herring as a Procurement Assistant. A native of Piute County, Whitney grew up in the town of Kingston (population 160). She’s a graduate of Piute High School and grew up with three brothers. She is a cousin to San Juan High School Volleyball Coach Cassy Moon. Whitney attended Dixie State College and now plans to attend […]

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Dr. McCullough joins staff of UNHS and BMH

Dr. Casey McCullough moved his family to Blanding on July 1 and, like many newcomers, took an instant liking to the mountains, canyons, dry climate and recreational opportunities, but that wasn’t the best thing. “The absence of mosquitoes,” McCullough said, is one of the things his family likes best. The Doctor and his family spent the past three years in […]

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Building Youth Around the World make stop in Montezuma Creek

What started as a not-so ordinary Eagle Scout project five years ago, has developed into an organization that has given dozens of Utah youth the opportunity to help hundreds of people throughout the world. The idea for Building Youth Around the World began in 2009, when Braedon McCracken and his father, Ian, traveled to ILoilo, Philippines and delivered supplies to […]

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BMH Pharmacy offers a host of valuable services

One of the very exceptional features of Blue Mountain Hospital is the service provided by it’s Pharmacy Department. The hospital’s Pharmacy Department is actually divided into two halves. The first is the traditional pharmacy operation, dispensing medications and filling prescriptions for hospital patients and others who bring their prescriptions to the hospital pharmacy. The second is the Clinical Pharmacy operation. […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital Awarded Accreditation from Joint Commission

by Jeremy Lyman Blue Mountain Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in hospitals. The accreditation award recognizes Blue Mountain Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. Blue Mountain Hospital underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey […]

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BMH ER features new Telestroke technology to help stroke victims

Blue Mountain Hospital’s 6-bed Emergency Room is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and a welltrained staff of Doctors, RN’s and ER-Techs, who have a sterling track record of saving lives and treating the injured. Our Emergency Room features a state-of-the-art Tele-Stroke machine that allows ER personnel to have direct contact with specialists at the University of Utah, in Salt […]

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BYU nursing student new volunteer

School doesn’t start for another two weeks but BYU nursing student, Alyssa Simpson, is spending part of her summer getting some good education as a volunteer with the Blue Mountain Hospital Volunteers. Simpson says the experience has given her an opportunity to learn more about dialysis and to work with dialysis patients. She has also been studying books on dialysis and getting educated about the medications used by dialysis patients. She said her duties include weighing patients when […]

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