Pfawnn Eskee’s glad to be home after a ten-year education tour

The newest member of the UNHS Behavioral Health team is a young lady whose passion for helping the people in her community inspired her through a long, ten-year journey that eventually led her home. Pfawnn Eskee grew up in Red Mesa, Arizona and graduated from Red Mesa High School in 2007. While in high school she participated in the Upward […]

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BMH surgeon is member of prestigious AANA & AOSSM

Dr. John LeBlanc, D.O., of Blue Mountain Hospital, is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon and a member of the prestigious Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) since 2002. According to The Arthroscopy Association of North America’s website, AANA is, “an international professional society of more than 4,000 orthopaedic surgeons and other medical professionals who are committed to advancing the field […]

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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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New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

There’s a new receptionist sitting behind the glass at the UNHS Navajo Mountain Community Health Center these days, but she is not new to the community. Cryshal Graymountain is a native of Navajo Mountain and graduated from Navajo Mountain High School in 2000. After high school she worked at various jobs before attending college in Phoenix, Arizona, where she earned […]

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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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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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Did You Know?

Insurance and Billing FAQ I had medical care at Blue Mountain Hospital months ago, why am I just now receiving a bill? Answer The billing staff at Blue Mountain Hospital is hard at work behind the scenes doing everything in our power to ensure that your bill is paid properly by your insurance. It is not uncommon for insurance companies […]

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BMH Memorial Walkway off to a good start

For more than a year, the Blue Mountain Hospital Foundation has been promoting a new fundraising project to help raise money for Blue Mountain Hospital, and last week the project was launched. The Blue Mountain Hospital Foundation Memorial Walkway (formerly known as the Memorial Sidewalk) was suggested by BMH Foundation President Robert Ogle as a mean of recognizing supporters of […]

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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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