BMH and local agencies hold mock disaster exercise

by Cari Spillman, BMH Emergency Manager Every year, Blue Mountain Hospital is required by CMS (Centers for Medicare Services) and The Joint Commission to hold 2 Full Scale Exercises. These exercises, under the direction and planning of the Emergency Manager of the hospital and the Emergency Management committee, help to prepare, prevent, mitigate and respond to large disaster-type Emergencies. Hospitals must […]

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First annual ‘Scholarship Scramble’ at Hideout Golf Course was successful partnership

Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan Health Service joined forces last week,  sponsoring a charity golf tournament that raised funds to help local residents going into the health care field pay for higher education costs. The Scholarship Scramble was held last Friday at the Hideout Golf Course, in Monticello, with twenty teams competing in the four-man best ball tournament. The […]

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Dr. Ron Kirk and San Juan Vision Clinic officially join UNHS

It’s now official! Another prominent medical provider in San Juan County is part of the UNHS family, and we’re thrilled to have him and his staff on board. Dr. Ronald D. Kirk O.D., and his staff at San Juan Vision Clinic, in Blanding, officially became a member of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. on July 5. With the transition from […]

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“Did You Know?” Your insurance may ask you to do a Coordination of Benefits (COB).

What is a Coordination of Benefits (COB)? When your insurance requests information about other insurance policies you have to determine which insurance is prime. Prime insurance is billed first for your medical care. In most cases your insurance company will send you a simple form to fill out and send back. If you did not receive a form you can […]

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Mr. Begay goes to Washington… Local student selected for Envision program

The Summer of 2017 will be remembered by one young Montezuma Creek resident, who spent a week touring the sites of Washington D.C and learning valuable leadership skills with other students from across America. 11-year-old Tatum Begay finished his Fifth-Grade year at Montezuma Creek Elementary in May. Soon after, he was on his way to the Washington D.C. area with […]

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UNHS Standard of Excellence for July 2017

In 2016 UNHS adopted a list of standards and behaviors that reflect the behaviors UNHS, as an organization, would like to foster among its employees, as well as to their patients and  within the community, called the Standards of Excellence. The standard of the month for July 2017 is Mentoring.  With last month’s standard of personal and professional development, Let […]

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UNHS standing guard against Zika virus with mosquito traps

Summer is the time when most San Juan County residents are outdoors; enjoying all the recreation opportunities available in our area, but it is also when the public is most susceptible to mosquito bites. While mosquito bites are normally no more than annoying, they can become a health threat if mosquitoes carry the Zika virus. So far in 2017 there […]

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New Employees at Blue Mountain Hospital

The Blue Mountain Hospital Emergency Room has two new ER Techs, who began working earlier this month, and both are gaining experience in their efforts to become Registered Nurses. Nicole Bradford grew up in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School in 2006. After high school she moved to Salt Lake City and worked for two years, before moving […]

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UNHS hires new manager for Title X Program

In May 2016 Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. teamed up with Arizona Family Health Partnership to open new avenues of reproductive health care for UNHS patients, under the Federal Title X Program. At the time, UNHS CEO explained that patients, who are eligible for Title X funding, must qualify at the 100% Federal Poverty Level. He also stressed the program […]

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VA officials hold training at Monument Valley High

More than sixty area veterans attended a special training last month to learn more about how the Veterans Administration works and how to secure benefits they are entitled to receive. Representatives from several Veterans Administration agencies conducted the special training summit at Monument Valley HS to address veterans’ concerns, answer questions and talk about the Veterans Administration. According to the […]

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