Business Office plays key role in BMH operations

  Visitors to Blue Mountain Hospital may have comforted a loved one staying in an inpatient room, stayed in the hospital themselves, visited the lab, radiology, the ER, OR, or Dining Room, but more than likely most have never visited one of the busiest departments in the hospital. They likely have stopped by the registration desk at the front of […]

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UNHS passes Joint Commission survey to retain accreditation

19Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has been serving the health care needs of San Juan County residents for the past sixteen years, and for nearly a decade UNHS has been accredited by the Joint Commission. UNHS passed its fourth Joint Commission survey in late March and received high praise from surveyors who examined three of the four UNHS Community Health […]

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FDA approved medications effective as part of alcohol/narcotic addiction recovery plans

Substance abuse is a common health problem affecting nearly 10% of people in the United States, but just as with other health conditions, there are medications and treatments that can help with addiction. Many times people who are drinking too much or taking pain pills do not know how to stop. They feel too sick when they try to cut […]

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Walking Together for Healthier Nations

The 20th Annual Walk Together for Healther Nations (WTHN) walk was held last Friday, May 13, in Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New Mexico. WTHN is an event that was created to promote an active lifestyle and healthy eating, in a positive manner, among members of the Nation. For UNHS organizers, and Utah walkers, this year’s event began a mile east of […]

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UNHS celebrates 50 years of EMS during EMS Week

The Utah Navajo Health System EMS program was started on December 9, 2013 with one 911 Ambulance and one Interfacility Ambulance in Montezuma Creek, and one ambulance in Monument Valley. In the past two-and-a-half years EMT’s from UNHS EMS have responded to 820 dispatched calls throughout the south portion of San Juan County and the Utah portion of the Navajo […]

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Community garden in Montezuma Creek underway

Self-sufficiency is an idea that more and more Americans are embracing these days but many aren’t sure exactly how to go about it. Residents of the Montezuma Creek area have a great opportunity to learn about, and take a step toward self-sufficiency thanks to a couple of employees from Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., working with the aid of Whitehorse […]

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Fermentation Station

by Lauren Hannibal, RD, Clinical Dietitian    There is a new body of research focusing more and more on our guts, specifically the kind of microbes that are living inside of our intestines. Microbes are tiny organisms that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Scientists focus their studies on how bacteria in our intestines can be beneficial to our health. Researchers […]

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UNHS pharmacies offer phone-in prescription refills

The pharmacies at Utah Navajo Health System Community Health Centers in Montezuma Creek, Monument Valley, and Blue Mountain Pharmacy in Blanding are adding a new IVR (Interactive Voice Recognition) service to help make getting prescription refills easier, safer and more convenient. According to UNHS PharmD Dr. Brian Gilson, the new service allows patients needing valid prescription refills to call their […]

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BMH Assistant Director of Nursing named

The rapid growth of Blue Mountain Hospital has created the need for a new Assistant Director of Nursing position to help maintain the day-to-day nursing operations of the hospital. Logan Monson, RN, has been selected as the new Assistant Director of Nursing, working along with BMH Director of Nursing, Kent Turek. Monson came to BMH a year-and-a-half ago, after receiving […]

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UNHS offering expanded reproductive services

A new agreement between Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and the Arizona Family Health Partnership will open new avenues of reproductive health care for UNHS patients, according to UNHS CEO Michael Jensen. “Now, with this program, patients who qualify at the 100% Federal Poverty Level may have access to free, or less expensive, birth control pills, condoms and other contraceptive […]

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