Happenings at BMH

Blue Mountain Hospital RN’s (L-R) Jodene Fisher, Sunny Su’eSu’e and Georgia Black display some of the 75 baby blankets made and donated to the hospital by the Grayson Country Quilters. BMH greatly appreciates the hard work that goes into making these blankets and is grateful for the donation. They will be put to good use. Staff photo

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What’s going on around UNHS?

During the Walking Together for a Healthier Nation event,  the Banner was carried by (left to Right): Shawna Whitehorse and Keldon Brown. Flag Carriers (left to Right): Ute Tribal Flag- unidentified, Utah State Flag: Brian Gilson, United States Flag: Don Benally, Navajo Nation Flag: Shawn Begay. The event attracted dozens of walkers who walked various distances. Photo by Bryan Mose […]

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UNHS EMS celebrates National EMS Week

 Utah Navajo Health System celebrated EMS Week this week with a number of events, concluding with a 1 mile EMS Fun Walk/Run today (May 25), at noon with registration at 11:45 a.m. at the EMS/PT Building in Montezuma Creek. UNHS EMS is now in its fourth full year of operation, having begun service in December 2013. In the past four […]

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UNHS EMS staff honored by Navajo Nation

Two members of the UNHS EMS department have been honored by the Navajo Nation for their outstanding work in the area of Child Passenger Safety. On Tuesday, May 16, Heather Brown and Heather Jemmott were invited to attend the first-ever Child Passenger Safety Technician Recognition Day, in Window Rock, Arizona. According to a letter from Norma Bowman, Chairperson of the […]

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New Employees & Volunteers at Blue Mountain Hospital

Tryston Kartchner is another of those Blanding natives, who left town for a time after graduating from high school and experienced enough of big city life to know he wanted to return home. Tryston is the newest member of the Blue Mountain Hospital Housekeeping team. A 2014 graduate of San Juan High School, he is the son of Eric Kartchner […]

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Folic Acid

by Lauren Hannibal, RD, CDE, Clinical Dietitian      Have you ever wondered what folic acid was or what it does for the body? Folic acid is an essential nutrient for women who are pregnant because it can prevent neural tube defects from occurring, but it is also an important nutrient throughout the lifecycle. Folate and folic acid are the same compound. Folate […]

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