UNHS economic impact on county is significant

For nearly 50 years, U.S. health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, becoming one of the largest safety net systems in the country. Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has been no exception. In 2014, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. provided care to many of the most underserved members […]

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After-school program in Monument Valley helps youth fight diabetes through active life-styles

Diabetes education and prevention at the UNHS Monument Valley Community Health Center is also focusing on students at Tse’bii’nidzisgai Elementary School with an after-school fitness program to encourage exercise and healthy life-styles for students. Marlene Valentine is actually an employee of the Navajo Nation, who works with the UNHS staff at Monument Valley CHC. She is a Health Educator for […]

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UNHS named among the nation’s top non-profits

Utah Navajo Health System Inc. has been ranked 14th among the nation’s 25 fastest growing non-profit organizations. According to the report on nonprofits from FindTheCompany, UNHS had total assets in 2014 of $32,636,077 with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 18.9 percent. The report explains that while just about every nonprofit begins as a small, local organization, many go […]

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Local artist adds touch of local history & culture to Blue Mountain Hospital

When Blue Mountain Hospital first opened its doors in July of 2009, hospital administrators commissioned a painting to depict the history of the settlers of Blanding and the White Mesa area of San Juan County. Kelly Pugh, a Blanding native and renowned artist was given the job, and the work he created has been studied and admired by hospital visitors […]

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Gear Up Your Greens

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian     During the month of March we see green everywhere!  Green isn’t just a fun color to wear on St. Patrick’s Day, it is also an important color in our food. Fruits and vegetables are colorful for different reasons, not only do they make food look more appetizing but each color contains different nutrients called phy- […]

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Studer Group® training is paying dividends for BMH and UNHS

If you ask administrators at Blue Mountain Hospital or Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. to name a reason for the success of their organizations over the past year, they might just mention their partnership with the Studer Group®. BMH and UNHS have both teamed with the Studer Group® to receive some of the best coaching and training in the industry […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon joins Blue Mountain Hospital team

Dr. John LeBlanc DO, an Orthopedic Surgeon, who has practiced in Arcata, California for more than a decade, has agreed to become the newest member of the Blue Mountain Hospital surgical team. Dr. LeBlanc was born in Bakersfield, California but spent most of his youth growing up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, LeBlanc attended Houston Baptist University, […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital passes recent Joint Commission survey with flying colors

For the second time in three years, Blue Mountain Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, following an intensive survey of the facility in January. According to BMH CEO Jeremy Lyman, the initial survey in January went very well. When an unannounced  follow up survey was done the week of February […]

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Orthopedic Surgeon joins Blue Mountain Hospital team

Dr. John LeBlanc DO, an Orthopedic Surgeon, who has practiced in Arcata, California for more than a decade, has agreed to become the newest member of the Blue Mountain Hospital surgical team. Dr. LeBlanc was born in Bakersfield, California but spent most of his youth growing up in Houston, Texas. After graduating from high school, LeBlanc attended Houston Baptist University, […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital passes recent Joint Commission survey with flying colors

For the second time in three years, Blue Mountain Hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission and awarded the Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval, following an intensive survey of the facility in January. According to BMH CEO Jeremy Lyman, the initial survey in January went very well. When an unannounced follow up survey was done the week of February […]

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