Blue Mountain Hospital will celebrate 10th Anniversary July 9

On July 9, 2009 Blue Mountain Hospital opened its doors and began seeing patients for the first time, following a huge open house celebration and ribbon-cutting five days earlier on the 4th of July.   On July 9, 2019 Blue Mountain Hospital will celebrate its 10th Anniversary caring for the healthcare needs of residents in San Juan County, and visitors […]

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New Employees at UNHS

Derek Dempsey and Shaundeen Filfred    Derek Dempsey and Shaundeen Filfred both joined the UNHS Behavioral Health team as Peer Support Specialists with the UNHS Behavioral Health department and will extend their peer support services to participants enrolled in the Iina Bihoo’aah program.   This is a program intended to help Native Americans, ages 16-25, who have experienced trauma, or are […]

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Aubree Lyman joins Blue Mountain Hospital team

Aubree Lyman recently joined the Blue Mountain Hospital Business Office team as the new Patient Financial Advocate.   A native of Monticello, Utah, Aubree graduated from Monticello High School in 2011. The youngest of three children, she has an older brother and sister. Her parents are Kedric and Pauline Musselman. After high school Aubree attended the Utah College of Massage […]

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San Juan Public Health makes donation to Blue Mountain Hospital

In an effort to strengthen the partnership between San Juan Public Health and Blue Mountain Hospital, and to help increase the breastfeeding rates in San Juan County, the Public Health WIC Department recently donated an electric breast pump to BMH’s OB Department. Blue Mountain Hospital has never had an electric breast pump available for OB moms. This will help if […]

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UNHS Public Health cautions about signs of pertussis

Shawn Begay, Public Health Director for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. reported last week that some possible cases of pertussis have been presented to the UNHS Monument Valley Community Health Center in the last week or so.   Begay said all those presenting at the Monument Valley Clinic were from Kayenta, Arizona and it is too early to be certain […]

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Walking Together for Healthier Nations Event

Last Friday the annual Walking Together for Healthier Nations activity was held at the Four Corners Monument. Native American residents from Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona were joined by tourists and others in walking or running for this worthy event. Many UNHS employees participated. UNHS would like to thank the many sponsors for their support, including: Four Corners Health […]

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UNHS secures grant for suicide prevention activities

The Behavioral Health Unit at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. was recently awarded a $30,000 grant from the Utah Governors Suicide Prevention Fund, “in support of its suicide prevention efforts.”   In a letter from the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, it was explained that, “Community suicide prevention grants are made possible by donations from Intermountain Healthcare […]

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U of U Health honors Dr. Val Jones

Dr. Val Jones, of Blanding, was recently awarded the Clinical Champion Award, by University of Utah Health. The Clinical Champion Award honors clinical providers who go above and beyond in delivering health care to the regions they serve. Dr. Jones received the award, during the U of U Health annual affiliate dinner, in April. Jones said he was told of […]

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