New hires at Blue Mountain Hospital

The Blue Mountain Hospital Dietary Department has hired two new employees during the past month. The first is a transplant from Cleveland, Ohio, with ten years experience as a cook and restaurant industry veteran. Jesse Wojtonek began working in restaurants at age 16. His experience includes employment in corporate franchises, mom and pop restaurants and country clubs. He said his […]

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Tele-Medicine playing huge role in health care

Patients in rural areas of Utah are often required to travel long distances to see specialty doctors, when services they need are not available close to home, but this trend may be changing. In Blanding, patients of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and Blue Mountain Hospital have already been using different forms of a technology called ‘tele-medicine.’ Tele-medicine provides local […]

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Dr. Filiz Smith joins UNHS staff at Montezuma Creek

Dr. Filiz Smith is the newest member of the UNHS medical staff at the Montezuma Creek Clinic, but as someone once said, it’s not where you end up, it’s how you got there that counts. In Dr. Smith’s case, as is the case with many of the providers working for UNHS, the how is a lot more interesting then the […]

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UNHS receives grant from BD

Utah Navajo Health System is one of seven health care organizations throughout the United States to receive a BD Helping Build Healthy Communities™ grant. UNHS CEO Michael Jensen accepted the award, during a dinner in San Diego, California. Stephan-ie Makihele teamed with UNHS staff members, and Clinical Pharmacists to complete the grant application, after a month of work. The $100,000 […]

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Future Radiology Technicians…

Kelli Meyer (L) and Kasidy Lyman both recently began their course work in the Radiologic Sciences, with the goal of becoming Radiologic Technicians. The pair will work with Weber State University for their class work and testing, while working with BMH Radiology Manager Jeremy Adams for their clinical work. They began their studies with the new semester and plan to finish in […]

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Emergency exercise still planned for September 18

Personnel from Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan County, along with Utah Navajo Health Systems, Inc. and several other agencies will participate in one of the largest joint-agency emergency exercises ever held in San Juan County on September 18. Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan County Emergency Services have taken the lead in planning the exercise known as Operation Wildfire […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital is now certified as a Stroke Receiving Facility

Patients diagnosed as possible stroke victims can now receive initial treatment at Blue Mountain Hospital, before being flown to another facility, where they can receive advanced treatment As a certified Stroke Receiving Facility, ambulances can no longer bypass Blue Mountain Hospital to take patients to San Juan Hospital, in Monticello. Any ambulances in the south part of San Juan County, […]

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