Don’t share too much this holiday season!

by Ginger Snyder, RDN The holiday season is full of family gatherings, parties with friends, potluck luncheons and church celebrations.  The thing all of these functions have in common is that there is usually food involved. When random people start sharing random foods and leaving them out to snack on for who knows how long, disaster can happen.  Here are […]

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UNHS EMS celebrates one-year anniversary

In China, 2014 was officially the Year of the Horse, but for the new Utah Navajo Health System EMS department, 2014 could be the Year of the ‘Horse Power.’ On December 9, 2013, UNHS launched it’s own EMS program with four ambulances, serving the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation, from Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley. EMS officials knew the […]

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Numbers show UNHS Clinical Pharmacist program is helping diabetes patients lower A1C levels

In 2011, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began a new program that involved primary care providers, working with clinical pharmacists, to help educate patients more thoroughly about medications and how to treat diabetes more effectively. For the first 18 months of the program, clinical pharmacists (PhamD’s) worked with the primary care providers, but could only make recommendations, regarding patient medications […]

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Dashelle Holliday joins BMH Dialysis

The newest Dialysis Nurse in the Blue Mountain Hospital Dialysis Unit is Dashelle Holliday, a native of Helper, Utah, who began working in dialysis on August 1. Dashelle and her husband, Blanding native Chavis Holliday, moved to town last summer with their 1-year-old son, Knox. The family bought a home near San Juan High School and Dashelle started working at […]

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Jordon Bradford is new Dialysis Manager at BMH

Blue Mountain Hospital sunk its roots deeper into the Blanding community in November with the announcement that a born-and-raised Blandingite is the hospital’s new Dialysis Nurse Manager. Jordon Bradford began working in the BMH Dialysis Unit in May, 2011, after completing his RN Training at the Utah State University – Eastern, Blanding Campus. He was a Dialysis Nurse for some […]

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Codi Orr is named Blue Mountain Hospital’s 2014 Employee of the Year

Codi Orr (above L) said she wasn’t even sure she would be able to attend the December 9 Blue Mountain Hospital Christmas Party, at the Blanding Arts & Events Center. She was out of town until just shortly before the party began. Luckily, she was on hand to receive her Employee of the Year recognition from Human Resource Manager Gail […]

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New affiliation between UNHS and University of Utah Health Care

During a pre-Thanksgiving visit to Montezuma Creek, officials from University of Utah Health Care met with administrators and staff of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., to finalize a formal affiliation between the two organizations. The new affiliation will help bring enhanced medical care to UNHS patients in San Juan County, and access to medical specialists from University of Utah Health […]

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