UNHS adds new vehicles to EMS fleet

EMS UNIT   UNHS has purchased a new EMS unit to provide an addition to the EMS fleet of vehicles. The truck’s purpose is to respond to emergency calls as a rapid response unit.   The truck will be equipped with Basic Life Support supplies and equipment and have  four-wheel drive capability if ever the vehicle is needed to go […]

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UNHS eases past HRSA inspection

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. recently underwent an extensive survey by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and passed with ease, receiving high praise from the three-member team conducting the survey.   According to HRSA’s web site, “The Health Resources and Services Administration is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service. It is the primary […]

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Holiday Horrors: Learning to be mindful this holiday season

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian   For some the holidays are a time of joy, excitement, and fun, for others the holidays are a time of stress, anxiety and fear.   It’s easy to see why weight gain can happen during the holidays; Thanksgiving is a day dedicated to eating! After Thanksgiving it is holiday party time, and no holiday […]

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New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

Linda Heman   Linda Heman joined the UNHS Behavioral Health team in May of this year after graduating from Ft. Lewis College, in Durango, with a degree in Sociology.   Her position with UNHS is that of Outreach Coordinator with Supportive Education. Linda said she really enjoys her job, and the opportunity she has to reach out to a lot […]

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New UNHS clinical director is glad to be coming home

When Kolenya Holly graduated from Whitehorse High School in 2005 she left Montezuma Creek, and for the past eleven years she’s been paying dues and gaining experience to prepare her for her new job.   In October, Kolenya’s hard work paid off when she was offered a position as Clinical Manager with Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., replacing Shawn Begay […]

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Local focus groups weigh in on Community Health Needs Assessment survey

A series of community focus group discussions was held in San Juan County in October as part of the recent Community Health Needs Assessment survey, conducted by the National Rural Health Resource Center.   The survey, sponsored by Blue Mountain Hospital, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and the San Juan Health Services District, was conducted in August and September with […]

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Construction on new UNHS clinic building to begin at end of month

Last week workers in the Montezuma Creek/Aneth area had an opportunity to meet and chat with officials from KORTE, general contractor for the UNHS clinic project, to learn more about the project and fill out employment applications.     Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. hired KORTE from a list of possible general contractors earlier this year. According to UNHS CEO Michael […]

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