Blanding youth get into the Giving spirit

Santa’s helper brings gifts to BMH Kade Snyder got into the Christmas Spirit, during the holidays,  bringing bags filled with bubbles and other items to give out to children at Blue Mountain Hospital. We appreciate the gifts, and the time and effort it took Kade to make them.   Courtesy photo BMH benefits from Eagle project Paxton Christensen presented Blue Mountain […]

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Community Health Needs Assessment

by Delaney Nielson   As of December 31, 2019, Blue Mountain Hospital has completed its Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) for the year 2019.   As part of the Affordable Care Act, not-for-profit hospitals are required to complete a CHNA once every three years. This assessment is used by our staff and board to construct a strategic implementation plan to […]

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UNHS EMS now teaching Stop the Bleed courses in San Juan County

If someone asked you to name the #1 preventable death after injury would you know?   If you said no, you wouldn’t be alone, according to UNHS EMS Paramedic/Training Officer, Otis Oldman. The answer is bleeding. Oldman has been delivering this message to UNHS staff from Navajo Mountain to Blanding and to other organizations in an effort to promote a […]

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What Matters most to the Patient?

by Reesie Fox, BMH Radiology Manager   “They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou What by definition is the purpose of healthcare?   A definition from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement reads, “The fundamental purpose of healthcare is to enhance quality of life by enhancing health.”   To answer the million […]

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BMH accomplishments in Telemedicine highlighted in Stroudwater’s Findings From The Field/October 2019 Telemedicine Spotlight

Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH), a Critical Access Hospital in Blanding, Utah, lies in the heart of San Juan County. The area is home to 15,000 residents and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, drawn to the remote beauty of the area, including nearby tourist destinations such as Moab and Lake Powell.   As is the case for many […]

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BMH and San Juan Hospital Conduct Joint Exercise

Blue Mountain and San Juan Hospital co-sponsored a mock emergency training exercise earlier this month, marking the first time the two hospitals have participated together in such an event. Other participants in the training exercise included, UNHS, Rocky Mountain Home Care, 4 Corners Care Center, San Juan Public Health, San Juan County EMS, San Juan County Emergency Management, Utah State […]

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Time to think about vaccinations

Immunization or Vaccination?   According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “immunization is the process whereby a person is made immune or resistant to an infectious disease, typically by the administration of a vaccine. Vaccines stimulate the body’s own immune system to protect the person against subsequent infection or disease.”   A person becomes immune to a disease when the […]

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