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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New Employee at Blue Mountain Hospital

Jessica Eddie There’s a new Registration Specialist sitting behind the front desk at Blue Mountain Hospital these days and her name is Jessica Eddie. Jessica began working at BMH on February 23 and she’s doing a great job. A native of Blanding, Jessica attended San Juan High School and after high school spent many, many years working at Clarke’s Market. […]

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Amber Sonny

One more note about the Navajo Mountain Clinic, Amber Sonny, who has been working there for six years now, recently completed her class, passed the test and received her certification as an EMT.   Amber said she traveled to Monument Valley every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from September to December to take the class. When she finished the class she […]

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BMH makes changes in leadership positions

Spring is traditionally the time for cleaning, rearranging, and making life-changing improvements. Well, Blue Mountain Hospital administrators are about to do a little changing and rearranging of their own. After more than three years as the hospital’s CFO, Jimmy Johnson has decided to move on and has accepted a position with another organization. The new position will allow him to […]

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