New patient portal for UNHS patients

For patients of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., who schedule appointments or access medical records via computer through the UNHS Intellichart Patient Portal, there is a change to the system you need to know. According to the UNHS IS Department, the old Intellichart Patient Portal is being replaced by a new patient portal that will make life a little easier […]

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UNHS Standard of Excellence for March

In 2016 UNHS adopted a list of standards and behaviors that reflect the behaviors UNHS, as an organization, would like to foster among its employees, as well as to their patients and  within the community, called the Standards of Excellence. UNHS Staff select a Standard of the Month to encourage employees to work even harder in those areas, during that […]

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Wait times at Blue Mountain Hospital’s Emergency Room

by Cari Spillman – BMH ER Tech Manager What is a wait time? At Blue Mountain Hospital, the wait time is calculated from the time the patient comes to the window until the time they are taken back into the Emergency Room. Nationwide there are lengthy wait times, sometimes up to 24 hours before seeing a provider. Utah and Colorado […]

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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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UNHS adds new vehicles to EMS fleet

EMS UNIT   UNHS has purchased a new EMS unit to provide an addition to the EMS fleet of vehicles. The truck’s purpose is to respond to emergency calls as a rapid response unit.   The truck will be equipped with Basic Life Support supplies and equipment and have  four-wheel drive capability if ever the vehicle is needed to go […]

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BMH 3rd/2nd Quarter Thumbs Up Winners

The third-quarter Thumbs Up Winners for Blue Mountain Hospital were announced recently. Those winners are: Logan Monson, Julee Slade, Jimmy Johnson, Cindy Melling, McKenzii Palmer, and Lisa Young. The Thumbs Up winner for the second quarter of this year was Stockton Perkins. Congratulation to all our winners!

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Harold Lyman resigns from BMH Volunteers

When the history of Blue Mountain Hospital, in Blanding, is written, his won’t be the first name associated with the town’s long-awaited hospital, but Harold Lyman’s name should be recorded in a place of prominence.   The hospital opened in July 2009, after a decade of struggle and controversy, sacrifice and tenacity, and a vast amount of unwavering faith. Among […]

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Kudos for a job well done…

At its regional meeting in Moab on September 12th, the Utah State Office of Vital Records presented Blue Mountain Hospital with an award for being ranked First in the entire state, among small hospitals, in completing 90.91% of Voluntary Declaration of Paternity documents. According to BMH Patient Care Coordinator, Chris Haskell, this prestigious award is a great milestone for Blue […]

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Donated hats help newborns leave BMH in style

It’s not unusual for newborn babies at Blue Mountain Hospital to receive some nice gifts when they leave the hospital, but one unique donation helps keep their heads warm and stylish on their ride home.   Danell Sorensen, a grandmother from South Jordan, Utah, started knitting small baby hats for newborns at Blue Mountain Hospital more than a year ago. […]

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Eagle Air Med makes valuable donation to BMH

Eagle Air Med, of Blanding, recently donated some very important equipment to Blue Mountain Hospital that will improve the BMH staff’s knowledge and ability to better care for pediatric patients. BMH Emergency Manager Cari Spillman said the donation of two airway manikins (one toddler and one infant) will allow hands-on training for nurses, physicians, EMTs and other licensed providers in […]

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