UNHS Behavioral Health will offer SafeTALK class on Suicide Prevention

The suicide rate in Utah is above that of the national average, and San Juan County has one of the highest rates of suicide in Utah. For this reason, agencies like Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., San Juan Counseling, Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan Health Services are joining forces to support a Zero Suicide Coalition in our county. As […]

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Are You Afraid of Carbs?

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian    It seems like Carbs, or carbohydrates, have been a dieters enemy for the past decade. Many diets focus on limiting carbs or doing a no carb diet to lose weight. Others avoid carbs because they are known to affect blood sugar, but are carbs really something to be fearful of? Carbs are a macronutrient  produced […]

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Holly addresses Tribal Health NextGen conference

Garrett Holly, Business Office Director for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., was one of the featured presenters at the 10th Annual Tribal Health NextGen Consortium Conference, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The conference was held June 28-30 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells, one of six gaming resorts of Ho-Chunk Gaming, operated by the Ho-Chunk Tribe, or People Of The Big Voice. Holly […]

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UNHS announces groundbreaking ceremony for new clinic in Montezuma Creek.. Construction on Navajo Mountain Clinic addition now underway..

Officials at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. have finally announced their choice for the contractor who will build the new 50,000 square-foot Montezuma Creek clinic. According to UNHS CEO, Michael Jensen, KORTE Company was selected as the General Contractor for the project. KORTE’s main office is in St. Louis, Missouri, with other offices in Highland, Illinois, Las Vegas, Nevada and […]

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First Place Trophy presented to BMH and UNHS…

The Blanding City Council presented trophies to the top three entries in this year’s 4th of July Parade Float Competition. Councilman Robert Ogle, who oversees the 4th of July festivities for the council, made the presentations. Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. won the top prize this year with a combined entry. This is the third consecutive year in which either […]

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Eagle Air Med makes valuable donation to BMH

Eagle Air Med, of Blanding, recently donated some very important equipment to Blue Mountain Hospital that will improve the BMH staff’s knowledge and ability to better care for pediatric patients. BMH Emergency Manager Cari Spillman said the donation of two airway manikins (one toddler and one infant) will allow hands-on training for nurses, physicians, EMTs and other licensed providers in […]

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BMH, UNHS, San Juan Health Services work together on health needs assessment survey

Eight hundred residents from throughout San Juan County are being asked to participate in a critically important survey that will help determine the healthcare needs and concerns in their communities. These residents have been randomly selected from the five major population areas in southern and central San Juan County; Blanding, Monticello, Montezuma Creek, Bluff and Monument Valley. They will receive […]

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