Monument Valley staff helps bring 31-week-old baby into the world

March 29, 2017 was a normal day at the UNHS Monument Valley Community Health Center, until just after 1:30 p.m. when Dr. Patricia Spencer’s second patient of the afternoon arrived. By 2:00 p.m. Dr. Spencer was closing the clinic and marshaling all the providers, nurses and anyone else who could help that second patient, as she struggled not to deliver […]

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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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New UNHS clinical director is glad to be coming home

When Kolenya Holly graduated from Whitehorse High School in 2005 she left Montezuma Creek, and for the past eleven years she’s been paying dues and gaining experience to prepare her for her new job.   In October, Kolenya’s hard work paid off when she was offered a position as Clinical Manager with Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., replacing Shawn Begay […]

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Construction on new UNHS clinic building to begin at end of month

Last week workers in the Montezuma Creek/Aneth area had an opportunity to meet and chat with officials from KORTE, general contractor for the UNHS clinic project, to learn more about the project and fill out employment applications.     Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. hired KORTE from a list of possible general contractors earlier this year. According to UNHS CEO Michael […]

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Survey results in, three raffle winners named

  Response to the recent Community Health Needs Assessment survey were a little less than hoped for, but the results were released earlier this month by the National Rural Health Resource Center, in Duluth, Minnesota.   As of October 3, 149 surveys had been returned which is a 19.2% response rate. Officials had hoped for a 25% response rate.  The […]

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Herb Clah takes reins as UNHS HR Director

The new Human Resources Director for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. is Herb Clah, Jr., who insists he never served as Director of the Division of Public Safety for the Navajo Nation.   Instead, our Herb Clah, Jr. brings twenty years of experience in Human Resources to the position, along with a genuine desire to help other people. He was […]

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UNHS breaks ground for new 2-story clinic building in Montezuma Creek

The next chapter in the story of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began on September 1 with a groundbreaking ceremony for the new 50,000 square foot Montezuma Creek Community Health Center. Construction on the two-story facility is expected to begin in October with completion anticipated by January 2018. A representative from Korte Company, of St. Louis, Missouri, selected as the […]

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Holly addresses Tribal Health NextGen conference

Garrett Holly, Business Office Director for Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., was one of the featured presenters at the 10th Annual Tribal Health NextGen Consortium Conference, in Baraboo, Wisconsin. The conference was held June 28-30 at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells, one of six gaming resorts of Ho-Chunk Gaming, operated by the Ho-Chunk Tribe, or People Of The Big Voice. Holly […]

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