Community Nutrition Conference

Blue Mountain Hospital was well represented at last month’s Community Nutrition Conference in Towaoc, Colorado. Laurie Okkema (above), the hospital’s Dialysis Manager was an eloquent spokesperson, not only for the hospital, but also for the effort to manage and prevent diabetes. Laurie’s classes were well-attended and very informative. Staff photo

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Blue Mountain Hospital and emergency personnel join in disaster training

Last month’s disaster drill at Blue Mountain Hospital allowed hospital staff to work with fire and rescue crews, law enforcement, EMT’s and safety managers from the White Mesa Mill, during a mock incident. The training was held on Friday, November 15. The premise of the drill involved a mock accident, in which a tanker truck, hauling sulfuric acid, collided with an SUV near Shirt Tail Corner. The truck driver, the three people in the SUV, […]

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UNHS to provide ambulance service

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has taken another step in it’s efforts to provide the finest in healthcare to the residents of San Juan County. According to UNHS Transportation Director Dustin Coggeshell, UNHS has purchased two ambulances from Dixie Ambulance Service in St George, and received two additional ambulances from San Juan County as a donation. “The two ambulances from […]

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Niki Olsen brings her expertise & smile to UNHS Behavioral Health

Niki Olsen is not new to Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., but she’s become a valuable addition to the Behavioral Health Department since she came on board in April of this year. The Klamath Falls, Oregon native moved to Utah ten years ago, when she transferred from Western Oregon University to Utah Valley State College to finish her Bachelor’s Degree […]

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Special visitor to BMH Dialysis Center…

Miss Blue Mountain Native, Nichele Yazzie, a freshman at San Juan High School visited the BMH Dialysis Center last month and performed several traditional Navajo songs for the dialysis patients. Nichele said her number one hobby is singing, but she loves science and wants to be a nurse. She is shown above with Dialysis Manager Laurie Okkema (L) and her […]

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Training prepares Blue Mountain Hospital providers, staff for real disaster

It’s been said, ‘if ye are prepared, ye shall not fear’ but it can also be said, ‘those who practice shall be prepared’ and that is vital during a medical emergency. For providers and staff at Blue Mountain Hospital, some timely preparation last month made a huge difference in their ability to handle a major medical incident the following week. When students, teachers and staff at Montezuma Creek Elementary School became victims of carbon monoxide poisoning […]

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UNHS staff at Montezuma Creek Community Health Center responds to incident at elementary school… Carbon monoxide poisoning affects students, teachers & staff

Last month, medical providers and staff at the Utah Navajo Health System’s Montezuma Creek Community Health Center, played a pivotal role in helping those affected by carbon monoxide poisoning at Montezuma Creek Elementary School. When students and staff arrived at Montezuma Creek Elementary on the morning of November 18, everything seemed normal. School Principal Boyd Silversmith explained that the morning began with a weekly assembly in the school’s cafeteria. According to Silversmith, this is a time when awards are handed […]

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