Emergency Preparedness: Fire Safety

Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. Home fires can be prevented! Most home fires occur in the kitchen while cooking. Common causes of fires at night are from carelessly discarded cigarettes, sparks from fireplaces, and heaters that are left too close to furniture. · Stay in the kitchen while you are cooking · […]

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UNHS welcomes Rick Hendy as Behavioral Health Director

Officials at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., recently welcomed a new Director of Behavioral Health to their staff, and their choice of individuals to fill that position seems to have been inspired by destiny. When Rick Hendy was still in college, he wrote a paper that dealt with the Indian Self-Determination Act, not realizing that he would someday play an […]

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Dr. Paul Macdonald to join dental staff at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. in 2014

If you happen to see Dr. Paul Macdonald on his day off, you might never suspect he is a talented dentist, especially if he’s seated on his tractor, plowing up the 260 acres of land adjacent to his house. “I love farming. I became a dentist so I could afford to farm,” the good doctor quipped as sat on his […]

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Lean training provides inspiration to BMH employees

Blue Mountain Hospital department heads spent three days in workshops last month, learning the principles of a management process known as Lean. The Lean process was developed by the owners of Toyota, in Japan, and was introduced to North American and Western European manufacturing companies through a book entitled The Machine That Changed the World. This book compared existing manufacturing […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital’s new biowaste disposal process makes healthcare news

Blue Mountain Hospital attracted national attention again last month with its new biowaste disposal system that has environmental activists drooling and the hospital’s accountants smiling. In late October a camera crew and reporters visited Blue Mountain Hospital to do a story about the hospital’s new SteriMed® System 70 waste disposal machine. This machine permits the disposal of biowaste material with […]

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