Occupational Therapy is rehab for life skills

Alan Ward came to San Juan County ten years ago to join his older brother Richard as the lone Occupational Therapist in the organization that became Precision Rehabilitation with offices in Blue Mountain Hospital. Ward completed his undergraduate degree in Family Science at Brigham Young University and received his Master of Occupational Therapy Registered and Licensed (MOTR/L) at the University […]

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San Juan Public Health taking WIC program to Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley

Beginning in October, residents of Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley, who participate in the Utah Women Infants & Children program (WIC), can meet with San Juan Public Health WIC nurses at the local UNHS Community Health Centers. Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. is working with San Juan Public Health to bring this service to county residents, rather than have them […]

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New UNHS PharmD on board

First appearances aside, Lieutenant Commander Brian Gilson is not an officer in the Navy, Marines or Coast Guard, despite his neatly pressed uniform and military manner. Instead, Gilson is an officer in the United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corp and the newest member of the Clinical Pharmacy staff at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. Dr. Gilson joined UNHS last […]

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Utah resident dies from plague

Utah Public Health Officials confirmed last month that an elderly resident died from plague. The name of the individual, and where he lived has been withheld, but State officials say this is the first Utah resident to be diagnosed with plague since 2009. Plague is a rare, life-threatening, flea-bourne illness that is maintained in a rodent-flea transmission cycle. Species such […]

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UNHS to build new clinics in Montezuma Creek, Blanding

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has been slowly expanding its scope of service, and facilities, since it began operating in 2000, but the need for further expansion has always been a concern. With that in mind, the UNHS Board of Directors has been planning for several years to build a new, larger clinic in Montezuma Creek to accommodate the growing […]

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