Patient Appreciation Month winners announced

The winners of the Patient Appreciation Month drawings for Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. were announced in May. Their photos are shown below. Blue Mountain Hospital Winners  Top to Bottom with Kent Turek (L) and Trent Herring (R) Grand Prize Rosa Thobe of Monticello with the Kindle Fire 2nd Prize winner Niquee Balch of Blanding with a Camp Chef 3rd Prize Winner George Yonkers of […]

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Walking Together event draws large number of participants

Shortly after 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning, May 9, a large group  gathered along the highway at Mile Post 29, east of Aneth, Utah, where the 18th Annual Walking Together for Healthier Nations event was to begin. Registration tables were set up and volunteers were busy registering those wanting to participate. A group of walkers joined in stretching exercises that […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital winner…

Darin Black was the winner of a duffle bag offered as a door prize by Blue Mountain Hospital, during last Saturday’s Health, Senior & Safety Fair at the San Juan Wellness Center, in Blanding. The Fair was sponsored by the San Juan Health Committee, and featured displays by many of the healthcare providers and organizations in the region. Shown with Black are Fila […]

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Moran Eye Center returning to Montezuma Creek June 21

by Sylvia Ben The Moran Eye Center’s  Local Outreach Program has allowed UNHS patients, who qualify, to be screened for cataracts and receive free cataract surgery at Blue Mountain Hospital. All the Moran Eye Center’s services, including the surgery, are at no cost to the patients. UNHS had an overwhelming response to this event in May. Patients were excited about […]

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Census registration for Off-Res Navajos

Off Reservation Navajos are being asked to register for census purposes for Blue Mountain Dine Inc. The deadline for registration is August 1, 2014.  Registration forms are found at www.bluemountaindine.org  or obtained from Clayton Long, Andrew Dayish, Notah Tahy, Lucille Hunt or Madeline Sampson. Residents who live in Blanding, Bluff-North side San Juan River,  Monticello, LaSal, Mexican Hat-North side of […]

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Quilters donate blankets to babies at BMH

The Grayson Country Quilters have been a valuable partner with Blue Mountain Hospital over the past five years, providing an endless supply of beautiful baby blankets and other handmade items for our patients. Gayle Marian is currently the President of the Blanding quilters group and she has paid several visits to the hospital in recent months.  At the end of […]

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Stevens joins Blue Mountain Hospital Board of Directors

The Blue Mountain Hospital Board of Directors welcomed a new member in May with the appointment of Lynn Stevens, who now serves in the place of Ahmad Razaghi. Stevens served on the San Juan County Commission from 2003 to 2010, and played a pivotal role in championing the idea of a private, not-for-profit hospital in Blanding. He worked tirelessly to […]

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BMH receives EMS Resource Hospital certification…

Blue Mountain Hospital recently received its updated EMS Resource Hospital Certification from The Utah Department of Health-Bureau of Medical Services Preparedness. Robert F. Jex, Specialty Care Program Manager for the state’s Emergency Health Systems Section (Far L) was on hand to present the certification. Also shown are (L-R) Dustin Coggshell (EMS Coordinator for UNHS), Kent Turek (Director Clinical Services BMH), […]

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