Megan Burke joins nursing staff at UNHS BFP

Megan Burke is a native of Emery County who started working for UNHS, at the Blanding Family Practice Community Health Center, in mid-March. Megan graduated from Emery County High School in 1991 and attended the College of Eastern Utah in Price, where she received her LPN in 1993. She went on to earn her RN certification from CEU in 1997. […]

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Living the dream at UNHS AR Dept

Martha Whitehorse began working for the UNHS Accounts Receivable department in March, fulfilling a goal she’s had for more than fifteen years. Martha studied Medical Billing after graduating from Taylorsville High School in 1998. Unfortunately she was told she didn’t have enough experience in the field at that time and was unable to get a job in her chosen profession. […]

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Dr. Ryan Robinson DMD is seeing patients at Navajo Mountain Clinic

Dr. Ryan Robinson, DMD, has been commuting from his home in Page, Arizona, to see dental patients at the UNHS Navajo Mountain Community Health Center for the past month. Dr. Ryan sees patients at Navajo Mountain every Thursday. Every other week he sees patients on Wednesday and Thursday. He said he enjoys working at Navajo Mountain and is impressed with […]

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Brandon Dee earns coding certification

Brandon Dee recently received his certification as a medical coder for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., bringing the number of certified medical coders at UNHS to four. Brandon joins Pauline Grant, Valencia Stash and Garrett Holly as UNHS medical coders, after spending two weeks of comprehensive training in Window Rock, Arizona, last August. He said the training was actually called […]

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If The Pressure Is On . . .

by Ginger Snyder, RDN, CD High blood pressure affects almost 1 in 3 American adults. Nearly 29% of the adult US population suffers from high blood pressure, also known as hypertension. Of those 29%, only about half have their condition under control. Risk factors for hypertension include obesity, heredity, advanced age, high sodium diet and alcohol consumption. While stress, smoking and […]

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UNHS Patient Transport offers easy access to medical services

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has received much- deserved accolades for its tremendous EMS program, but the UNHS Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service is another program that provides a vitally important resource for Native American patients. The Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service began with only two employees and four vehicles, making twelve transports each week, according to Patient Transport/EMS Director Dustin Coggeshell. […]

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Orthopaedic surgeon agrees to practice at BMH this fall

San Juan County residents needing Orthopedic Surgery will soon be able to have their surgery done at Blue Mountain Hospital, in Blanding. Dr. Kipley Siggard, MD, of Salt Lake City, told Medically Speaking he will be available to perform Orthopedic Surgery at Blue Mountain Hospital twice each month, starting in September. Dr. Siggard explained, during a recent interview, that he […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital Foundation Board announces new fundraising project

The Blue Mountain Hospital Foundation Board of Directors has unveiled its next hospital fundraising project. During its April meeting, the Board agreed to move ahead with the Blue Mountain Hospital Memorial Sidewalk project in which individuals purchase a brick with their name, or the name of a loved one, permanently engraved on it for future generations to see. To begin […]

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