Aneth family needs assistance after house fire

A house fire in Aneth two weekends ago has left a family in need of many items, and county residents are being asked to help if they can. Donations are currently being sought, and if you can help, please contact Blue Mountain Hospital at 678-3993 or Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. Montezuma Creek Clinic at     435-651-3291. Needed items include clothes, food, refrigerator, stove, washer and dryer. Family members and ages are: […]

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Basics of Nutrition Therapy for Dysphagia

What is Dysphagia?  Dysphagia is a disorder of the swallowing mechanism, resulting in impairment of the safety and efficiency of eating and drinking. Stroke, head and neck cancer, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis are examples of conditions, which can interfere with swallowing mechanisms. Swallowing difficulties may resolve within a few days or persist for months or years. Malnutrition itself is […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital wins National Critial Access Hospital Award

Blue Mountain Hospital, in Blanding, has been selected to receive a national award for demonstrating excellence and innovation in the area of community engagement. The Critical Access Hospital Recognition Award was established by The National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center), and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP). It recognizes the excellent work in critical access hospitals (CAH) throughout the country. The recognition promotes excellence and innovation, and honors the achievements and results of critical access hospitals, while […]

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Two-day eye clinics serve hundreds with exams and eyeglasses

Life is a little clearer for many residents of the Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley areas today, thanks to two special vision clinics held by the Moran Eye Center and The Hope Alliance earlier this week. The clinics were hosted by Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., but so many people showed up to take advantage of this unique opportunity the […]

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UNHS passes Joint Commission inspection with flying colors

Administrators and staff members at three Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. clinics were visited by members of the Joint Commission on August 12-14, and passed with flying colors an arduous, detailed inspection of their operations. Not only did the three clinics survive the meticulous inspections, they did so without one single discrepancy in two completely separate areas of operation, earning […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital employees to take fall Fitness Challenge

Blue Mountain Hospital employees spend much of their time encouraging patients to take better care of themselves, but starting in September they will be putting their effort where their encouragement has been. Beginning on September  17, employees can choose to participate in one of two fitness challenges; the first an actual fitness challenge, the second a weight loss challenge. The […]

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BMH cited in UHA newsletter

The Utah Hospital Association recognized Blue Mountain Hospital in it’s recent newsletter, noting “Blue Mountain Hospital in Blanding was recently recognized by the Flex program for excellence and innovation in the area of community engagement. The hospital’s efforts will be featured in the January 15, 2014 issue of the Rural Route newsletter,  published by the National Health Resource Center.”

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Welcome Aboard

Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. have a number of new employees who have joined us during the past month, and two new part-time volunteers. Blue Mountain Hospital welcomes Rosie Dandy back, after a couple of years away. You have probably seen her smiling face behind the reception desk as you enter the hospital. Rosie worked at Blue Mountain Hospital in 2010-2011 then moved to Tuba City and worked at a hospital […]

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