BMH honors Lab Manager Ed York, retiring after seven years of service to the hospital

Blue Mountain Hospital administrators and staff held the hospital’s second official retirement party on Friday, June 3, to honor BMH Lab Manager Ed York. Ed is the second BMH employee to officially retire from the hospital after seven years of service (the only other was Donna Jensen, who retired from the Director of Nursing position). Ed has been a BMH […]

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RCM Committee treated to luncheon for reaching goal of reducing Accounts Receivable Days

The Blue Mountain Hospital Revenue Cycle Management Committee was rewarded in May for reaching its goal of reducing the hospital’s average accounts receivable days by one-half over the past sixteen months. Business Office Manager, Deanna Stevens, explained that the goal had been to reduce the average AR Days to 65, but they actually reached 63 days. The project to reduce […]

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Nutrition to help you perform your best!

by Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian    It’s the beginning of race season, which means more and more people are training for different physical events throughout the summer. Whether it is a half marathon, marathon or triathlon, nutrition can play a big role during your training and on race day. Nutrition before, can help you sustain the energy that you need […]

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Lowering suicide rate is goal of new Zero Suicide Initiative

Several agencies throughout San Juan County, including Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and San Juan Counseling, are participating in a new coalition whose goal is to reduce, and eliminate, suicide among county residents. According to UNHS Behavioral Health Director Rick Hendy, this is a collaborative effort between San Juan Counseling and UNHS, called the Zero Suicide Initiative. National presenters were […]

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More about our providers

Each month we publish the photos, names and titles of providers who care for the patients at Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. We felt it might be nice to expound a bit on these providers and give you, our readers and patients, more information about their backgrounds and qualifications. We’ve done stories on many of these […]

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New Program helps BMH improve patient satisfaction

Blue Mountain Hospital has teamed up with University of Utah Health Care to research and track ways in which they can improve health care through a program called Value University, or ValueU. The free online learning platform and associated national training pilot, made possible with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is designed to equip physicians, and other professionals […]

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BMH recognizes service of Hospital Volunteer program

Blue Mountain Hospital Volunteer Coordinator Katie Shumway and Human Resources Manager Gail Northern hosted a special dinner for the BMH Volunteers, at the Homestead Steakhouse on Tuesday, May 17. Those attending included volunteers Harold Lyman and his wife Arlene, Becca Pipkin , Candice Lyman and her husband Jed, Joel Tate and his wife Barbara and a special guest, Colleen Shinkle. […]

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