“NavajoStrong” brings hope, needed supplies to Navajo people

Ronald Reagan once said, “We can’t help everyone but everyone can help someone.”   After his elderly aunt and uncle died within the same month of complications from COVID-19, in the Tonalea, Arizona area, Bud Frazier decided to step in and help residents there, and in other areas of the Navajo Reservation.   “It’s tragic how COVID-19 has torn through […]

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COVID-19 testing continues in San Juan County

For the past two weeks, medical providers and staff at UNHS, Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan Public Health stayed busy testing well over 2,000 San Juan County residents for the COVID-19 virus, during mass testing operations like that pictured above.   Officially, in Blanding, last Thursday and Friday, 1218 individuals were tested in their vehicles at Centennial Park. A small […]

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Protecting you and your family during a Covid-19 outbreak

While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to threaten individuals throughout the world, the USA, and the state of Utah, here are a few hints that might help protect you and your family from this virus.   As a family, you can plan and make decisions now that will protect you and your family during a COVID-19 outbreak.   Stay informed and […]

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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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