Let’s Talk: Keeping Our Community Free from Violence

by Pfawnn Eskee, Yolanda Francisco-Nez and Alana Kindness Members of the Utah Navajo Health System Behavioral Health Department, the Diné Women’s Forum, and the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault recently hosted a special roundtable discussion on ways to combat and eliminate violence in our communities. UNHS Behavioral Health Director Rick Hendy and Pfawnn Eskee, UNHS CSW, welcomed those participating in the discussion. […]

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Womens health fair a hit!

UNHS staff members are excited with the turnout at last week’s Pamper Yourself UNHS Women’s Health Fair that was held over three nights in Blanding, Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley. The event was held to help celebrate National Women’s Health Week. Ginger Snyder, Registered Dietician, suggested the idea of holding the event and volunteered to coordinate it. “We focused on […]

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UNHS is signatory to Utah Dept. of Health Agreement

Utah Governor Gary Herbert recently invited Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. to participate in the Utah Department of Health Federally Recognized Tribes of Utah Consultation & Title V Urban Indian Organization Conferment Process Policy. The Consultation and Conferment Agreement was established to, “better achieve mutual goals through improved consultation proces-ses between sovereign (tribal) governments and the UIO (Urban Indian Organization),” […]

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UNHS Health Educators set to begin Family Spirit

The new Utah Navajo Health System Public Health Program called Family Spirit® will begin later this month as a home-visit model, geared toward helping young Native American families, and all families served by UNHS, regardless of race. “Those who are young single mothers and young couples who have kids,” UNHS Public Health Director Shawn Begay explained. “They might have had […]

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Eat like you are from the Mediteranian

by Lauren Hannibal, RD, Clinical Dietitian    If you have ever heard of the Mediterranean Diet, you have probably heard about its ability to protect your heart. Research began post-World War II, when a researcher looked at the diets of seven different countries. During the landmark study,  researcher Ancel Keys noticed men from Crete had lower cardiovascular disease rates than men from […]

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A few tips for dealing with the flu

Even though many think Influenza season is behind us, we are still susceptible. Here are some tips about the flu you should know. Influenza Symptoms Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by flu viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a […]

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Dialysis cookbook makes great Christmas gift for BMH dialysis patient

Dialysis patients at Blue Mountain Hospital received a very unique Christmas present in December that could help make their specialized diet and meal planning a little easier to follow. Terri Valdez, Registered Nurse (RN), and Lauren Steve, Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT), who work in the BMH Dialysis Unit, took the time and effort to search out more than 100 […]

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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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Taking care of you over the Holidays

Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian Christmas and New Years can be a magical time of year, but if we aren’t careful, they can be an overwhelming time of year. Last month’s article focused on enjoying our food,  but this article is going to focus more on enjoying holiday magic. It is easy to see how the holidays can be stressful, we […]

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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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