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Don't share too much this holiday season! - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

The holiday season is full of family gatherings, parties with friends, potluck luncheons and church celebrations. The thing all of these functions have in common is that there is usually food involved. When random people start sharing random foods ...

UNHS EMS celebrates one-year anniversary - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

In China, 2014 was officially the Year of the Horse, but for the new Utah Navajo Health System EMS department, 2014 could be the Year of the 'Horse Power.' On December 9, 2013, UNHS launched it's own EMS program with four ambulances, ...

Numbers show UNHS Clinical Pharmacist Program is helping diabetes patients lower A1C levels - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

In 2011, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. began a new program that involved primary care providers, working with clinical pharmacists, to help educate patients more thoroughly about medications and how to treat diabetes more effectively. For the first ...

Jordon Bradford is new Dialysis Manager at BMH - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

Blue Mountain Hospital sunk its roots deeper into the Blanding community in November with the announcement that a born-and-raised Blandingite is the hospital's new Dialysis Nurse Manager. Jordon Bradford began working in the BMH Dialysis Unit in ...

Codi Orr is named Blue Mountain Hospital's 2014 Employee of the Year - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

Codi Orr honored, during annual Blue Mountain Hospital Christmas Party... Codi Orr (above L) said she wasn't even sure she would be able to attend the December 9 Blue Mountain Hospital Christmas Party, at the Blanding Arts & Events Center. ...

New affiliation between UNHS and University of Utah Health - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Six, 12/18/2014

During a pre-Thanksgiving visit to Montezuma Creek, officials from University of Utah Health Care met with administrators and staff of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., to finalize a formal affiliation between the two organizations. The new ...

BMH Lab Tech's Son Flies National Guard Inspection Team to Blanding - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Five, 12/13/2014

One of the most gratifying experiences parents can have is seeing their children achieve their dreams, and for Jan and Steve Bradford that happened earlier this year. Jan is a Lab Tech at Blue Mountain Hospital. Last July Jan and her husband Steve ...

Blue Mountain Hospital Achieves Caregiver Safety Accreditation - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Five, 12/13/2014

Blue Mountain Hospital has achieved another milestone with RHE announcement that BMH is the first Utah hospital to achieve the prestigious Caregiver Safety Accreditation Award. This coveted recognition is based on the implementation of a workplace ...

BMH, UNHS help fund new ARL Fitness Program - Medical Speaking, Volume Two, Number Five, 12/13/2014

One of the newest fads sweeping the world seems to be the "Keep Calm…" movement, that's a spinoff of the pre-World War II admonition to the British people to 'Keep Calm and Carry On." Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah ...

UNHS to host Diabetes awareness - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Five, 11/13/2014

This Friday, November 14, Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. will hold a diabetes information health fair at the Blanding Family Practice Community Health Center from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. November is Diabetes Awareness month and the Diabetes Control ...

New CFO's take over financial reins at Blue Mountain Hospital & UNHS - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Five, 11/13/2014

Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. have recently undergone a change in administrations, with Jimmy Johnson's decision to leave UNHS and take the Chief Financial Officer position at BMH. The BMH CFO position has been open ...

Questions and Concerns about the CDC's Vaccines for Children Program Answered - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

Part of the success of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has been its ability to partner with various state and federal agencies, and other organizations, like the University of Utah, for health care services. One of the very important UNHS ...

This or That? - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

Each day we all make multiple decisions about what to eat. Do we want cereal or eggs for breakfast? What kind of cereal? What kind of milk are we going to put on that cereal? The seemingly insignificant food choices we make several times a day can ...

Doctors Tyler and Erin Greene Leave UNHS Dental Team - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

Wednesday, September 17, was a big day for Doctors Erin and Tyler Greene. Not only was it the final day of work at the UNHS Dental Clinic in Monument Valley for the two Texas natives, but it was also their third wedding anniversary. They were honored ...

Patient Portal Signup Week for UNHS patient is October 20 - October 24 - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

We live in an age of continually evolving technology, much of which is designed to save the average individual time and effort in maneuvering through day-to-day activities. One of those day-to-day activities, that can sometimes cause frustration and ...

The Growing Pain Killer Problem in the United States - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

THE PROBLEM Every day in the United States, 113 people die as a result of drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency departments for the misuse or abuse of drugs. More specifically, of these 113 deaths, 41% are due to an overdose of ...

BMH affiliation with UUHC will improve access to medical services and specialist - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Four, 10/9/14

A large audience of Blue Mountain Hospital employees, administrators, Board members, community leaders and local residents, gathered at the hospital Monday afternoon to hear a special announcement from hospital CEO Jeremy Lyman. "We've done ...

How to Handle Picky Eaters - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

My oldest child grew up eating all sorts of vegetables and fruits. He would eat a supreme pizza just like the rest of us. Then one day his older cousin told him that she only liked cherry tomatoes, not regular tomatoes. From then on, my healthy, ...

New hires at Blue Mountain Hospital - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Jesse Wojtonek The Blue Mountain Hospital Dietary Department has hired two new employees during the past month. The first is a transplant from Cleveland, Ohio, with ten years experience as a cook and restaurant industry veteran. Jesse Wojtonek began ...

Dr. Filiz Smith joins UNHS staff at Montezuma Creek

Dr. Filiz Smith is the newest member of the UNHS medical staff at the Montezuma Creek Clinic, but as someone once said, it's not where you end up, it's how you got there that counts. In Dr. Smith's case, as is the case with many of the ...

Tele-Medicine Playing Huge Role in Health Care - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Patients in rural areas of Utah are often required to travel long distances to see specialty doctors, when services they need are not available close to home, but this trend may be changing. In Blanding, patients of Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. ...

UNHS receives grant from BD - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Utah Navajo Health System is one of seven health care organizations throughout the United States to receive a BD Helping Build Healthy Communities™ grant. UNHS CEO Michael Jensen accepted the award, during a dinner in San Diego, California. ...

Future Radiology Technicians - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Kelli Meyer (L) and Kasidy Lyman (R) both recently began their course work in the Radiologic Sciences, with the goal of becoming Radiologic Technicians, The pair will work with Weber State University for their class work and testing, while working ...

Emergency exercise still planned for September 18th - Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Personnel from Blue Mountain Hospital and San Juan County, along with Utah Navajo Health Systems, Inc. and several other agencies will participate in one of the largest joint-agency emergency exercises ever held in San Juan County on September 18. ...

Blue Mountain Hospital is now certified as a Stroke Receiving Facility, Medically Speaking, Volume Two, Number Three, 9/11/2014

Patients diagnosed as possible stroke victims can now receive initial treatment at Blue Mountain Hospital, before being flown to another facility, where they can receive advanced treatment As a certified Stroke Receiving Facility, ambulances can no ...
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