Occasionally indulging

by Ginger Snyder, RDN, CD You can occasionally indulge, right?  What do you do when an occasional indulgence becomes not so occasional?  Hopefully you are trying to eat healthy and your day to day menu reflects your good efforts.  We all tend to splurge a little for special occasions, and rightfully so. But there are so many special occasions out there […]

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RESEP Program still offers help to radiation victims

After thirteen years of helping those who have suffered from radiation exposure, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Pro- gram (RESEP) continue to offer assistance through Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. Luci Begay began working with the RESEP program under former UNHS CEO Donna Singer, RESEP Medical Director Dr. Val Jones, Chris Singer […]

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UNHS has best year yet

UNHS CEO Michael Jensen said 2015 was the most productive, profitable year in the organization’s fifteen-year history. Jensen said he was pleased to see the success of UNHS over the past year with more patients seen than in any other year, and the implementation of several new tele-medicine programs that brought expanded healthcare opportunities to UNHS patients. He said all […]

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Burdett Shumway is BMH Employee of the Year

Perhaps the only person in the room that was surprised to hear Burdett Shumway’s name called as the Blue Mountain Hospital Employee of the Year for 2015 was Burdett, himself. The announcement was made on December 10, during the hospital’s annual Christmas Party, by BMH Board President Bradley Hight, who asked everyone to stand, saying that the winner of the […]

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Is magnesium the latest miracle supplement?

by Ginger Snyder, RDN, CD Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and may be more important than previously realized.  Magnesium is getting a lot of attention in the medical nutrition therapy arena due to increased understanding of its role in heart health and diabetes prevention. The majority of magnesium in the body is found in […]

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New Med-Surg nurse glad to be member of BMH team

Danielle Bradford joined the Blue Mountain Hospital Med-Surg staff in mid-October, after working for two years in the home health field and she’s glad she made the move. Danielle received her LPN and RN from Utah State University Eastern – Blanding Campus. She finished her RN course in 2013 and went to work for Four Corners Health Care, working both […]

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New Dental Assistant at Blanding Family Dental

Pamela Brown is one of the new members of the Utah Navajo Health System family, joining the staff at Blanding Family Dental, as a Dental Assistant, in October. Her journey to Blanding, and UNHS, has taken her from her hometown of Oakland, Maryland to the United States Air Force, and through Draper, Utah. Along the way she joined the Church […]

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Amber Rasmussen joins UNHS as PAC at MCCHC

The move from Salt Lake City to Montezuma Creek carried a bit of culture shock with it, but Amber Rasmussen, the newest PAC for UNHS, says she loves working in the quiet, slower paced environment. Amber graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters Degree in Physician Assistant Studies in July of this year. She also received a Bachelor […]

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