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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UNHS holds Open House for Blanding Family Practice Clinic

More than 600 community members and dignitaries joined the UNHS staff, administration and Board of Directors for an open house and ribbon cutting for the new Blanding Family Practice Clinic on Friday, July 26.   Under a giant tent erected in the parking lot of the new clinic, those in attendance heard UNHS Board Chairwoman Melinda Farley, and Board member […]

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Dandy’s earn a second Scholarship Scramble Tourney win with 53 at Hideout Golf Club under the name of D&A Transport

A 53 by any other name is still a 53… and a win for the team of Nate Dandy, Joey Oliver, Delwin Dandy and Durk Knight, regardless of what their team is called.   This fantastic foursome recorded their second Scholarship Scramble Golf Tourney win in three years, last week, at the Hideout Golf Club, in Monticello. In 2017 the […]

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UNHS plans open house for new BFP Clinic July 26

On July 27, 2018, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began seeing patients in the new Montezuma Creek Community Health Center, and nearly one later UNHS is about to open its new Blanding Family Practice Clinic.   UNHS officials have set July 26 as the official Grand Opening celebration for the new 42,000-square-foot clinic, in Blanding. According to UNHS CEO Michael Jensen, the […]

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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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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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