The Board of Directors for Blue Mountain Hospital has been instrumental in the growth and success of the hospital over the past five years. In the coming months we will be highlighting members of the Board of Directors in this monthly newsletter. To begin, we are glad to introduce our Board Chairman, Bradley Hight, of Towaoc, Colorado.
I would like to welcome everyone in the area, within the Blanding Community, to visit Blue Mountain Hospital.
This year Blue Mountain Hospital celebrates its fifth year serving Southeastern Utah. It took concerned individuals to sit down to discuss the health problems of the community, and come up with a solution to those problems. Blue Mountain Hospital may be five years old, but the vision started years before, with the help from many individuals; including the Navajo Nation, the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, donations and hard work from those who shared the vision and the dream sets, and the services of the residents of southeastern Utah.
Hi, I'm Bradley W. Hight, a Ute Mountain Ute. I have been on the Board of Directors for three years and the Board Chairman for Blue Mountain Hospital this year. It has been a privilege to sit on the Board working with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of Utah, and complying with Federal Health Codes.
The Board has been working as a team. We have made decisions to set policies and procedures to comply with all regulations; federal, state and local. I also have enjoyed working with the Board members; Wilford Jones, Juanita Plentyholes, Gloria Begaye, Donna Singer, Elayne Atcitty, Malcom Lehi, and Lynn Stevens. I've also enjoyed working with the staff; Jeremy Lyman-CEO, Gail Northern-Human Resources Director, Kent Turek-Director of Clinical Services, Bruce Olson-Leg-al Counsel, Troy Ralston - CEO Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Preston Corsa - CFO Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Michael Jensen - UNHS CEO, Jimmy Johnson - UNHS CFO, and the Doctors, nurses, and the staff that make up Blue Mountain Hospital. Thank you for your hard work.
I have served on one other board, San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico. During that time we made it possible to add the East Wing and employ more doctors, nur-ses and staff. I also have worked with American Home Patient, working with Durable Medical Equipment. I am a certified Dialysis Technician received in the State of New Mexico.
The future of Blue Mountain Hospital is to continue to serve the residents of Southeastern Utah, to grow with the community and provide employment opportunities.
In closing, I would like to say that the people in southeastern Utah have been blessed that a hospital was built in Blanding, Utah. A hospital that serves the people with up- to-date medical facilities, and has won several awards within the last four years.
Bradley W. Hight
Chairman of the Board of Directors