Keldon Brown is new Emergency Manager at UNHS

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life,” and one UNHS employee is living with that wisdom every day. “I totally and completely love what I do,” Keldon Brown said recently. “It’s more like a hobby. It’s fun, and I love it.” Brown was named the Emergency Manager […]

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BMH Admin staff earn degrees

Kent Turek, Blue Mountain Hospital’s Director of Clinical Services, recently completed a Masters Degree in Business from the University of Utah, and received his diploma on August 4. Turek also holds a Bachelors Degree in Nursing and is an RN. In 2013 he became Director of Nursing for BMH. His title was later changed to Director of Clinical Services. He […]

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UNHS employees get a day off at annual retreat

Utah Navajo Health System held its annual staff retreat last Thursday at the scenic Blue Mountain Guest Ranch. The day started with a walk/run race and breakfast for all employees. UNHS CEO Michael Jensen then welcomed everyone to the retreat, telling them this was the one day of the year they could just have fun. “It’s a chance to see people […]

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Congratulations to Dr. Crystal Sekaquaptewa DDS

Dr. Crystal Sekaquaptewa was recently honored by Southern Utah University, in Cedar City, Utah, with its Annual Young Alumnus Award. According to the SUU Magazine SUU In View, Dr. Sekaquaptewa graduated from SUU in 2010 and went on to receive her DDS from Creighton University in 2014, shortly before accepting a position with UNHS. The magazine says Dr. Sekaquaptewa is SUU’s […]

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Nutrition to help you perform your best!

by Lauren Hannibal, RD Clinical Dietitian    It’s the beginning of race season, which means more and more people are training for different physical events throughout the summer. Whether it is a half marathon, marathon or triathlon, nutrition can play a big role during your training and on race day. Nutrition before, can help you sustain the energy that you need […]

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Lowering suicide rate is goal of new Zero Suicide Initiative

Several agencies throughout San Juan County, including Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. and San Juan Counseling, are participating in a new coalition whose goal is to reduce, and eliminate, suicide among county residents. According to UNHS Behavioral Health Director Rick Hendy, this is a collaborative effort between San Juan Counseling and UNHS, called the Zero Suicide Initiative. National presenters were […]

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UNHS behavioral Standards to promote customer service and personal development

When the employees and Board members of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. developed the organization’s new Mission Statement last year, they were determined it would be more than just a few words on the website or a poster. The new UNHS Mission Statement says, “We exist to improve your quality of life through comprehensive, self-empowered, culturally-sensitive healthcare and amazing customer […]

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Studer Group® training is paying dividends for BMH and UNHS

If you ask administrators at Blue Mountain Hospital or Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. to name a reason for the success of their organizations over the past year, they might just mention their partnership with the Studer Group®. BMH and UNHS have both teamed with the Studer Group® to receive some of the best coaching and training in the industry […]

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Burdett Shumway completes training

Burdett Shumway recently completed a comprehensive, week-long training to become certified to perform maintenance and repairs on Blue Mountain Hospital’s dialysis machines, using Gambro Phoenix System. The training was held in Denver, Colorado, from July 12 – 18. He said the course was extremely focused to make sure those taking the class were knowledgeable enough about the machines to become […]

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Hard work and determination pay off for new UNHS Paramedic Otis Oldman

The old saying that behind every good man, there’s a great woman has been used so many times it’s almost a cliché, but not this time. Otis Oldman will tell you the motivation behind his success at becoming a Basic EMT, Intermediate and Advanced EMT, and now a Paramedic, was his wife, Lucinda, who dragged him to a Basic EMT […]

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