Fred Riggs, UNHS pioneer, retires after long career

When Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began operations in 2000, there were only about eighteen employees working in the Montezuma Creek Clinic, including Physicians Assistant Fred Riggs. Riggs, who recently retired from UNHS after nearly 50 years in the health care field, actually began working at the Montezuma Creek Clinic in 1995 under the San Juan Health Care Services District. […]

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To Detox or Not to Detox

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian   Detoxification or “detox” has been a big buzz word in the health and fitness realms for a few years now. Before the detox craze began, detoxification was the medical procedure that rids the body of dangerous, often life-threatening, levels of alcohol, drugs, or poisons and was usually done in a clinic or hospital setting. […]

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Herb Clah takes reins as UNHS HR Director

The new Human Resources Director for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. is Herb Clah, Jr., who insists he never served as Director of the Division of Public Safety for the Navajo Nation.   Instead, our Herb Clah, Jr. brings twenty years of experience in Human Resources to the position, along with a genuine desire to help other people. He was […]

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Kudos for a job well done…

At its regional meeting in Moab on September 12th, the Utah State Office of Vital Records presented Blue Mountain Hospital with an award for being ranked First in the entire state, among small hospitals, in completing 90.91% of Voluntary Declaration of Paternity documents. According to BMH Patient Care Coordinator, Chris Haskell, this prestigious award is a great milestone for Blue […]

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UNHS breaks ground for new 2-story clinic building in Montezuma Creek

The next chapter in the story of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began on September 1 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 50,000 square foot Montezuma Creek Community Health Center. Construction on the two-story facility is expected to begin in October with completion anticipated by January 2018. A representative from Korte Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, selected as the […]

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Donated hats help newborns leave BMH in style

It’s not unusual for newborn babies at Blue Mountain Hospital to receive some nice gifts when they leave the hospital, but one unique donation helps keep their heads warm and stylish on their ride home.   Danell Sorensen, a grandmother from South Jordan, Utah, started knitting small baby hats for newborns at Blue Mountain Hospital more than a year ago. […]

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