UNHS Health Educators set to begin Family Spirit

The new Utah Navajo Health System Public Health Program called Family Spirit® will begin later this month as a home-visit model, geared toward helping young Native American families, and all families served by UNHS, regardless of race. “Those who are young single mothers and young couples who have kids,” UNHS Public Health Director Shawn Begay explained. “They might have had […]

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UNHS Standard of Excellence for February

In 2016 UNHS adopted a list of standards and behaviors that reflect the behaviors UNHS, as an organiza- tion, would like to foster among its employees, as well as to their patients and  within the community, called the Standards of Excellence. UNHS Staff select a Standard of the Month to encourage employees to work even harder in those areas, during […]

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Eat like you are from the Mediteranian

by Lauren Hannibal, RD, Clinical Dietitian    If you have ever heard of the Mediterranean Diet, you have probably heard about its ability to protect your heart. Research began post-World War II, when a researcher looked at the diets of seven different countries. During the landmark study,  researcher Ancel Keys noticed men from Crete had lower cardiovascular disease rates than men from […]

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New maintenance man at Monument Valley

The newest member of the UNHS Monument Valley Community Health Center team is Keith Chief, who runs the Maintenance Department. Keith grew up in Kayenta, Arizona and graduated from Monument Valley High School, in Kayenta, in 2002. He began working in construction at an early age, learning the trade from his father, Keith Chief, Sr. After twenty years experience, Keith’s […]

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Did you know

Lab Billing FAQ Why did I receive a bill from a lab I’ve never been to?     Answer Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH) is a critical access hospital. While we have wonderful, knowledgeable lab staff, we do have a limited amount of space for equipment. BMH runs labs for the most common tests, however more complex lab tests are sent […]

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BMH Radiology Manager leaving full-time position

One of the original Blue Mountain Hospital employees has elected to pursue other career opportunities on a full-time basis, while continuing his relationship with BMH part-time. Jeremy Adams joined the Blue Mountain Hospital family, as Manager of the Radiology Unit, at the end of June 2009, only days before the hospital’s grand opening and open house on July 4th. As […]

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A few tips for dealing with the flu

Even though many think Influenza season is behind us, we are still susceptible. Here are some tips about the flu you should know. Influenza Symptoms Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a […]

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UNHS construction projects making great progress as 2017 kicks into full gear

Progress on the new Montezuma Creek Community Health Center building is outpacing original expectations, according UNHS CEO Michael Jensen, who said the project is actually ahead of schedule and under budget so far. The new clinic building is being constructed just north of Montezuma Creek Elementary School and across the street from the UNHS EMS Ambulance Garage. Jensen said he is […]

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