Dr. Chris Jolley now seeing patients Monument Valley

Dr. Chris Jolley, D.D.S. has only been working with the UNHS Dental team for a month, but already he’s calling the organization ‘Dental Heaven’. A native of Pleasant Grove, Utah, Jolley has been living in American Fork, Utah with his wife Debie and three of his five children. He also has a 22-year-old son and a daughter, 19. His younger […]

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Library services are available to county residents in most remote communities

The services of the San Juan County Library System are available to all county residents without having to visit libraries in Blanding and Monticello, according to County Library Director, Pat Smith. Smith said these services have been available for a number of years, but there are still many people living in areas like Navajo Mountain, Monument Valley, Montezuma Creek and […]

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BMH Lab earns coveted COLA Laboratory Excellence Award

2016 is the year of the Summer Olympics in Rio de Jeneiro, America’s presidential election, the Year of the Monkey in China and, so far, the Year of Awards and Certifications for Blue Mountain Hospital. After successfully passing inspections, and receiving certifications from the Joint Commission and Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, BMH has scored another award for excellence. This […]

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Blanding library to host Native Voices exhibition in 2018

The San Juan County Library system was recently given a tremendous honor with the announcement that the Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness exhibition will be exhibited in Blanding in 2018. Pat Smith, San Juan County Library Director, said the exhibit will travel across the United States, visiting various locations in forty of the fifty states. In […]

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UNHS behavioral Standards to promote customer service and personal development

When the employees and Board members of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. developed the organization’s new Mission Statement last year, they were determined it would be more than just a few words on the website or a poster. The new UNHS Mission Statement says, “We exist to improve your quality of life through comprehensive, self-empowered, culturally-sensitive healthcare and amazing customer […]

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From Manhattan urbanite to Navajo Mountain Man… it’s been an interesting year for Jason Duterte

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has a reputation for attracting outstanding, quality healthcare providers  to serve the residents of San Juan County. These providers include many local residents, who have gone on to careers as  healthcare professionals, and many others who have relocated to this area from various regions of the United States, to find a new home with UNHS. […]

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Milk: Which one does the body good?

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian Milk is more complicated than ever. Grocery stores now have multiple options ranging from dairy milks with different fat content and dairy free options that seem to be endless. With all of the different options, and each label claiming that they benefit your health, it is hard to know which choice is best. This article […]

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UNHS/UUHC Tele-Psychiatry program celebrates successful first anniversay

April 2016 marks the first anniversary of the Tele-Psychiatry program between Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and University of Utah Health Care as part of their affiliation. UNHS Behavioral Health Director, Rick Hendy, explained that in April 2015 UNHS began the Tele-Psychiatry program simultaneously at all four UNHS clinics. He said the program includes two Board Certified adult Psychiatrists MD’s […]

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