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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UNHS EMS celebrates third year serving residents of Utah Strip

On December 9, 2016 Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. celebrated the third anniversary of its Emergency Medical Services organization, which has become one of the premiere rural EMS service providers in the Four Corners Area. UNHS EMS began providing emergency service to the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation on December 9, 2013 with four ambulances and a handful of […]

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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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Training is key for UNHS EMS and UNHS staff

The EMS program at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. continues to be one of the top volunteer paid EMS organizations in the region, and continuing education and training are major contributors to that success. Through courses like Advanced Cardiac Life Support, UNHS EMT’s, Advanced EMT’s and clinical staff continue to hone their skills and learn techniques that help save lives […]

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Debbie Benally shines as example to UNHS EMT’s

When Debbie Benally studied Communications at the University of Utah, she had no idea she would ever work in the medical field or become a valuable member of the San Juan County EMS family. Life is funny that way. Debbie spent her younger years living in the small community of Saw Mill, Arizona, just five miles from Ft. Defiance, near […]

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Nine new UNHS EMT’s certify

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. just added nine new EMT’s and two recertified EMT’s to bolster its roster of EMS personnel in Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley. According to Dustin Coggeshell, UNHS EMS Director, Patient Transport Director, Advanced EMT and AHA Site Coordinator, the new batch of EMT’s is divided evenly between the two sites, with new EMT’s at each […]

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New UNHS ambulance garage dedicated

The long-awaited dedication for the Utah Navajo Health System EMS ambulance garage was held on February 27, with a large crowd of nearly 300 in attendance. A year after the UNHS EMS program began, with four ambulances, the ambulance garage is completed, and ready to for use. The planned outdoor ceremony was moved inside the building because of rains that […]

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UNHS EMS celebrates one-year anniversary

In China, 2014 was officially the Year of the Horse, but for the new Utah Navajo Health System EMS department, 2014 could be the Year of the ‘Horse Power.’ On December 9, 2013, UNHS launched it’s own EMS program with four ambulances, serving the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation, from Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley. EMS officials knew the […]

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UNHS EMS ambulance service making difference and growing

Residents in southern San Juan County have been pleasantly surprised by the great results and success of the new UNHS ambulance service. Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. Emergency Medical Services started operating it’s own ambulance service on December 10, 2013 with four ambulances. One ambulance is a 911 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance in Montezuma Creek, one is an interfacility […]

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