New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

Loretta King

Loretta King is a native of Navajo Mountain, who attended high school in Flagstaff, Arizona and Rough Rock, Arizona. After high school she moved to Anaconda, Montana and studied welding. She also lived in North Dakota and Florida, before moving back to Phoenix, Arizona, where she studied at the Bryman School of Arizona to become a Dental Assistant. She then moved to Page, Arizona and worked as a Dental Assistant for three years.

She went back to school after working in Page, and attended the Carrington College of Phoenix, to become a Medical Administrative Assistant. In 2013 Loretta moved back to Navajo Mountain and worked as a substitute at the Navajo Mountain Community School. Eventually she learned about a Patient Registration position at the Navajo Mountain Clinic and applied. She started her new job in January and is excited to be working with UNHS.

“I like it,” she said. “It’s good to be home. I get to see my relatives and old friends. And I get to see my parents all the time. I’m looking forward to this opportunity. This is what I went to school for, to work in the medical field.”

Loretta has five children – all boys – ages 21, 16, 9, 8 and 5. When she’s not working she said she just enjoys being a mom and spending time with her four children, who are still at home. We wish Loretta all the best in her new position and know she will be a real asset to UNHS.


Loretta Coleman

Loretta Coleman is a native of Kaibeto, Arizona, who has lived in Navajo Mountain for the past four years with her husband and family.

She graduated from the Tseyaato High School, in Page, in 2012. After high school she stayed home and started raising her family, before moving to Phoenix and working as a Sterilization Tech at a dental office for one year. She then moved back to Kaibeto for a time and eventually moved to Navajo Mountain.

For the past month she’s been working as a Dental Assistant at the Navajo



Mountain Clinic and she loves her job.

“It’s something new and I’m learning as I go. I look forward to learning much more,” Loretta said.

She and her husband, Graham Tallman III, have two sons, ages 9 and 4. In her spare time she enjoys being with her family. We’re glad to have Loretta join the UNHS family and we wish her the very best in her new position.

Shannon Slowman

Shannon Slowman began working as a Screener with Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. in February, after more than six years with Southwest Health System, in Cortez, Colorado.

Originally from Aneth, Utah, Shannon graduated from Whitehorse High School and later served as an Americore Worker for two years in San Juan County. During that time she worked as a nurses assistant for two years with UNHS, before receiving a scholarship to attend CEU. She went on to attend the College of Eastern Utah – Blanding Campus and received her Associates Degree in 2011. She also earned her Medical Assistant certification. From there she went to work for Southwest Memorial in 2012 as a Medical Assistant, working with several different doctors: including an Orthopedic Surgeon, a Traveling Physici

an and a Family Practice Doctor.

She worked at Southwest Health System until she began working for UNHS last month. She is glad to back with UNHS because it is more local and it’s a new experience for her. Shannon and her family still live in Aneth. She and her husband have six children. The two oldest sons, ages 21 and 18, are on their own now, leaving four children at home. Shannon also has a son, 14, a daughter, 12, and two younger sons ages 10 and 7.

When not working, Shannon loves to spend time with her family. They enjoy a number of activities from eating out and watching movies, to camping, fishing, swimming and being outdoors. She says UNHS is a different environment from her previous job and she is enjoying the change. We welcome Shannon to UNHS and wish her all the best in her new position.