New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Desiree Pelt grew up in Navajo Mountain, but left the community before graduating high school and spent more than ten years raising a family, working and finishing college, before returning home to work for UNHS. Desiree began working at the UNHS Navajo Mountain Community Health Center in July 2017, a year after she graduated from Chamberlain College of Nursing, in […]

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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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New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

The newest member of the Utah Navajo Health System medical staff is a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, whose journey to San Juan County has taken him through New Jersey, Provo, Utah and Henderson, Nevada. Joseph Walker PAC, grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from high school there in 2002. He then spent a year at Brigham Young University, in […]

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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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Dr. Ron Kirk and San Juan Vision Clinic officially join UNHS

It’s now official! Another prominent medical provider in San Juan County is part of the UNHS family, and we’re thrilled to have him and his staff on board. Dr. Ronald D. Kirk O.D., and his staff at San Juan Vision Clinic, in Blanding, officially became a member of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. on July 5. With the transition from […]

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New Employees at Blue Mountain Hospital

The Blue Mountain Hospital Emergency Room has two new ER Techs, who began working earlier this month, and both are gaining experience in their efforts to become Registered Nurses. Nicole Bradford grew up in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School in 2006. After high school she moved to Salt Lake City and worked for two years, before moving […]

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UNHS hires new manager for Title X Program

In May 2016 Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. teamed up with Arizona Family Health Partnership to open new avenues of reproductive health care for UNHS patients, under the Federal Title X Program. At the time, UNHS CEO explained that patients, who are eligible for Title X funding, must qualify at the 100% Federal Poverty Level. He also stressed the program […]

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Independence Day Celebrations

UNHS and Blue Mountain Hospital were once again in the hunt for top honors in the Blanding 4th of July Parade Float Contest. They didn’t win this year, but they were both in the top three finishers. UNHS (top and to the left) finished Second in the judging. BMH (Below) finished Third overall. San Juan Public Health was the First Place […]

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Kathleen Sam is new Patient Transport Dispatcher for UNHS

Kathleen Sam has worked with Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. since 2011, wearing a number of different hats but she was recently promoted to the job of Patient Transport Dispatcher in Montezuma Creek. The retirement of UNHS EMS Training Officer/Paramedic, Ray Whaley, left a void in the EMS service that was filled by Otis Oldman. Oldman, who is also a […]

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New Employees at Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

  Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has three new employees working at it’s Monument Valley Community Health Center, including two new Medical Screeners and one new member of the Patient Registration Team.   Brenda Vijil Brenda Vijil began working as a Medical Screener and Medical Assistant in April, returning to UNHS after a four-year absence. She originally worked for UNHS […]

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