BMH and local agencies hold mock disaster exercise

by Cari Spillman, BMH Emergency Manager Every year, Blue Mountain Hospital is required by CMS (Centers for Medicare Services) and The Joint Commission to hold 2 Full Scale Exercises. These exercises, under the direction and planning of the Emergency Manager of the hospital and the Emergency Management committee, help to prepare, prevent, mitigate and respond to large disaster-type Emergencies. Hospitals must […]

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Dr. Ron Kirk and San Juan Vision Clinic officially join UNHS

It’s now official! Another prominent medical provider in San Juan County is part of the UNHS family, and we’re thrilled to have him and his staff on board. Dr. Ronald D. Kirk O.D., and his staff at San Juan Vision Clinic, in Blanding, officially became a member of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. on July 5. With the transition from […]

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Emergency Room at BMH earns award

Blue Mountain Hospital has been honored by another state office for exceptional work in making patient transports to other facilities much more seamless and efficient for patients, and for providers at the receiving hospital. According to BMH CEO Jeremy Lyman, the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (OPCRH) named Blue Mountain Hospital the Outstanding Critical Access Hospital in Utah […]

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New helipad completed, ready for use at Blue Mountain Hospital

It’s being called one of the only, if not the only official helicopter-landing pad in San Juan County and it is located at Blue Mountain Hospital. On Monday, officials from Blue Mountain Hospital, Eagle Air Med, Tri-Hurst Construction and Northern Electric met at the new helipad, on the southwest side of the hospital, to do a final walk through and […]

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A hospital ER is better than a clinic in serious situations

There is some concern about seriously ill or injured UNHS patients, who come to their local Community Health Centers, or bring friends or family members to those facilities, in extreme emergency situations instead of calling 911. While anyone is welcome to receive care at all Utah Navajo Health System clinics, the concern in this case is the time it takes […]

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2017 New Years Baby Arrives at Blue Mountain Hospital

It took a little time but the 2017 New Years Baby for Blue Mountain Hospital finally made his entrance into the world on Monday, January 9 at 1:22 p.m. Kyler Ashkii Wagner arrived a little late to be the official New Years Baby for all of San Juan County, but we are proud he was the first baby born at […]

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New Lab Tech joins host of Blanding natives as part of BMH family

Another Blanding native has joined the ranks of Blue Mountain Hospital employees to begin the New Year. Jayden Squires began working in the BMH Lab, as a Medical Lab Technician on January 5. Jayden completed his Medical Lab studies at Utah State University-Eastern, Blanding Campus at the end of the 2016 Spring Semester, under the tutelage of former BMH Lab […]

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Georgia Black is named BMH Employee of the Year for 2016

Georgia Black, RN, received the well deserved honor as Blue Mountain Hospital’s Employee of the Year for 2016, during the hospital’s annual Christmas party last Thursday evening at the Blanding Arts & Events Center. The announcement was made by BMH Board Chair Bradley Hight, who said,  “Over the course of Blue Mountain Hospital, this employee has consistently gone above and […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital start Tele-Critical Care Services

Blue Mountain Hospital took another step toward expanding healthcare services in San Juan County earlier this week by initiating CCU (Critical Care Unit) services in conjunction with Intermountain Healthcare. BMH has one patient room and one bay in the Emergency Room for Critical Care patients. Both have secure interactive audio and video systems connected with Intermountain’s TeleCritical Care Support Center […]

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Blue Mountain Hospital CEO earns top healthcare management credential

Jeremy Lyman, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer for Blue Mountain Hospital, in Blanding, Utah, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. “The healthcare management field plays a vital role in providing high-quality care to the people in our communities, which makes having a standard of excellence promoted by […]

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