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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Hometown girl is new PA at BFP

When Haley Parker graduated from San Juan High School in 2008 the medical community in San Juan County, and Blanding, was a lot different, and UNHS was still a relatively young organization. In 2015, UNHS celebrated its fifteenth anniversary, with the Blanding Family Practice Community Health Center housed at Blue Mountain Hospital, which didn’t open until 2009, the year after […]

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UNHS welcomes Dr. Woodmansee back to the fold

Dr. Ted Woodmansee DMD has returned to Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. to join Dr. Paul Macdonald at the Blanding Family Dental office, where he is helping expand the services offered to UNHS dental patients. Dr. Woodmansee spent four years seeing patients at the UNHS Navajo Mountain Community Health Center, before deciding to try his hand at practicing in the […]

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UNHS celebrates fifteen-year anniversary

More than 1,000 residents from around San Juan County joined Utah Navajo Health System administrators and staff in their Fifteen-Year Anniversary Celebration on October 9 in Montezuma Creek. When UNHS first opened its doors with a single clinic in Montezuma Creek, and a handful of employees and providers, in 2000, no one was sure what to expect from this new […]

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Zombie Run was Halloween hit

Halloween in Blanding might never be the same after last weekend’s First Annual Zombie Run! 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run transformed some of the city’s streets, including the street in front of Blue Mountain Hospital into an enormous spook alley! On Saturday, October 31, Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan County EMS sponsored the first annual Zombie 5k and […]

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