Is Food Your First Defense?

by Ginger Snyder, RDN With school in full swing and winter just around the corner it seems like everywhere you go there is someone coughing or sneezing, or sweating out a fever. Whether it is the runny nosed kid at school or your coworker’s constant hacking cough, this time of year it is a full time job just trying not to get sick. Lifestyle habits can play a big role in allowing […]

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Two new PA’s at join UNHS family

Jesse Moses is a Blanding native, who began working with UNHS in September as a physician’s Assistant at the Montezuma Creek Community Health Clinic. Jesse received his medical training in Severn, Maryland, and got his Masters through St. Francis University, in Pennsylvania last July. His journey to become one of the most recent PA’s to join UNHS began when he graduated from San Juan High School in 2003. He served a mission for the Church […]

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New Dental Assistant at Monument Valley

Vanessa Yellowhair is a native of Kayenta, Arizona, who brings a wealth of experience to the Dental Unit at the UNHS Monument Valley Community Health Clinic. Vanessa joined UNHS as a Dental Assistant, after working at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Center for seven years. She graduated from Monument Valley High School, in New Dental Assistant at Monument Valley Kayenta, in 2004. She attended dental school at Apollo College, in Phoenix, Arizona, now called Carrington College. After dental […]

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Newest provider at MV Dental Unit

You may have trouble pronouncing her last name at first, but her enthusiasm and energy are so infectious, it really won’t matter. Just call her Dr. ‘S’. Dr. Crystal Sekaquaptewa, D.D.S., came to Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. in late August, after graduating from the Creighton University School of Dentistry, in Omaha, Nebraska. But her arrival was more than a coincidence. Crystal was born in Sanostee, New Mexico, but her parents moved to Orem, Utah by […]

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New Employees at Blue Mountain Hospital

The Blue Mountain Hospital Dialysis Unit just added two new Dialysis Techs to Clarilene Filfred Dialysis Tech its staff with the hiring of two local residents Clarilene Filfred and Cody Cosby. Clarilene was born and raised in Aneth, Utah and attended Whitehorse High School. She has a background in the healthcare field, having worked as a Healthcare Assistant at Pioneer Valley Hospital, in West Valley City, Utah, for six years. She worked in various departments at Pioneer Valley […]

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BMH Lab Tech’s son flies National Guard inspection team to Blanding

One of the most gratifying experiences parents can have is seeing their children achieve their dreams, and for Jan and Steve Bradford that happened earlier this year. Jan is a Lab Tech at Blue Mountain Hospital. Last July Jan and her husband Steve learned that their son, Chris, a Chief Warrant Officer II and helicopter pilot in the Utah National Guard, was flying an inspection team to Blanding to inspect the Utah National Guard Armory. […]

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BMH Board of Directors…

Mountain Hospital Board of Directors meet monthly to discuss hospital issues. Pictured at abpve are (L-R) Board Chairman Bradley Hight, Donna Singer, BMH Director of Clinical Services Kent Turek, Lynn Stevens, Malcolm Lehi, Wilfred Jones, Juanita Plentyholes, Elayne Atcitty, Gloria Begaye and BMH Human Resources Manager Gail Northern, The Board has played a huge role in the hospital’s success. Photo by BMH CEO Jeremy Lyman

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BMH, UNHS help fund new ARL fitness program

One of the newest fads sweeping the world seems to be the “Keep Calm…” movement, that’s a spinoff of the pre-World War II admonition to the British people to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On.” Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. have teamed with Albert R. Lyman Middle School to promote the school’s version of ‘Keep Calm…” BMH […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital achieves Caregiver Safety Accreditation

Blue Mountain Hospital has achieved another milestone with RHE announcement that BMH is the first Utah hospital to achieve the prestigious Caregiver Safety Accreditation Award. This coveted recognition is based on the implementation of a workplace safety training and accountability system. Accreditation is certified by the Caregiver Safety Society, which annually audits its member hospitals for compliance with its stringent […]

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Thumbs Up winner for recent quarter…

Maurine Oswald is one of the very valuable employees at Blue Mountain Hospital. She was recently named the hospital’s Thumbs Up Winner for the past quarter. She’s shown above with her prize for being so honored. If you visit BMH in the late afternoon you are liable to see Maurine behind the front reception desk. If you happen to see […]

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