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2015 Banner Year for BMH & UNHS - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Six, 12/17/16

To paraphrase an old Frank Sinatra song, 2015 was a very good year. Blue Mountain Hospital and Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. had their best years ever in 2015 and all indications point to another happy new year in 2016. BMH CEO Jeremy Lyman and ...

RESEP Program still offers help to radiation victims - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Six, 12/17/16s

After thirteen years of helping those who have suffered from radiation exposure, the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and the Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Pro- gram (RESEP) continue to offer assistance through Utah Navajo ...

Burdett Shumway is BMH Employee of the Year - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Six, 12/17/15

Perhaps the only person in the room that was surprised to hear Burdette Shumway's name called as the Blue Mountain Hospital Employee of the Year for 2015 was Burdette, himself. The announcement was made on December 10, during the hospital's ...

Occasionally indulging - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Six, 12/17/16

You can occasionally indulge, right? What do you do when an occasional indulgence becomes not so occasional? Hopefully you are trying to eat healthy and your day to day menu reflects your good efforts. We all tend to splurge a little for special ...

Is magnesium the latest miracle supplement? - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Five, 11/12/15

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the human body and may be more important than previously realized. Magnesium is getting a lot of attention in the medical nutrition therapy arena due to increased understanding of its role in heart ...

UNHS celebrates fifteen-year anniversary - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Five, 11/12/15

More than 1,000 residents from around San Juan County joined Utah Navajo Health System administrators and staff in their Fifteen-Year Anniversary Celebration on October 9 in Montezuma Creek. When UNHS first opened its doors with a single clinic in ...

Zombie Run was Halloween hit - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Five, 11/12/15

Halloween in Blanding might never be the same after last weekend's First Annual Zombie Run! 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run transformed some of the city's streets, including the street in front of Blue Mountain Hospital into an enormous spook alley! ...

Training is key for UNHS EMS and UNHS staff - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Four, 10/8/15

The EMS program at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. continues to be one of the top volunteer paid EMS organizations in the region, and continuing education and training are major contributors to that success. Through courses like Advanced Cardiac Life ...

Fitness program promotes active, health lifestyles - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Four, 10/8/15

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. is offering free fitness classes this fall at Whitehorse High School for those who wish to participate in an organized exercise program and keep active. According to Lauren Hannibal, UNHS Nutrition-ist/Dietitian and ...

UNHS preparing for Joint Commission survey in 2016 - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Four, 10/8/15

With the next Joint Commission survey expected sometime between January and April of 2016, administrators and staff at Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. have been busy preparing for an intense round of inspections. UNHS has earned Joint Commission ...

Occupational Therapy is rehab for life skills - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Three, 9/10/15

Alan Ward came to San Juan County ten years ago to join his older brother Richard as the lone Occupational Therapist in the organization that became Precision Rehabilitation with offices in Blue Mountain Hospital. Ward completed his undergraduate ...

San Juan Public Health taking WIC program to Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Three, 9/10/15

Beginning in October, residents of Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley, who participate in the Utah Women Infants & Children program (WIC), can meet with San Juan Public Health WIC nurses at the local UNHS Community Health Centers. Utah Navajo ...

Utah resident dies from plague - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Three, 9/10/15

Utah Public Health Officials confirmed last month that an elderly resident died from plague. The name of the individual, and where he lived has been withheld, but State officials say this is the first Utah resident to be diagnosed with plague since ...

Stop being hungry - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Three, 9/10/15

Your stomach starts to grumble, you feel like eating every edible thing in the room, you can't focus on anything other than food. The problem is, you just ate breakfast an hour ago. If you are trying to make healthful food choices, you may find ...

UNHS to build new clinics in Montezuma Creek, Blanding - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Three, 09-10-15

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. has been slowly expanding its scope of service, and facilities, since it began operating in 2000, but the need for further expansion has always been a concern. With that in mind, the UNHS Board of Directors has been ...

Precision Rehabilitation has been home to the 'physical therapy guys' for years - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Two, 8/13/2015

Precision Rehabilitation has been a staple of the medical community in Blanding, and San Juan County, for nearly twenty years, although the name itself has only been around for the past eight years. The three main providers for Precision ...

UNHS Dental offers local patients more options - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Two, 8/13/2015

Precision Rehabilitation has been a staple of the medical community in Blanding, and San Juan County, for nearly twenty years, although the name itself has only been around for the past eight years. The three main providers for Precision ...

UNHS Dental Hygienists keep patients' mouths healthy, smiles bright - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Two, 8/13/2015

Before Marsha Curley was a senior in high school she knew her future would include a career in the field of dentistry at some level and she called her shot perfectly. Marsha grew up in Blanding and graduated from San Juan High School in 1999. In her ...

Debbie Benally Shines as example to UNHS EMT's - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Two, 8/13/2015

When Debbie Benally studied Communications at the University of Utah, she had no idea she would ever work in the medical field or become a valuable member of the San Juan County EMS family. Life is funny that way. Debbie spent her younger years ...

Infection Control is top priority for BMH Staff - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number Two, 8/13/2015

What is Infection Control? Treatment of patient infections comprises a significant percentage of the operational costs of any hospital. Many patients are admitted with infections or diseases that make them susceptible to infection. Infection control ...

Nine new UNHS EMT's certify - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number One, 7/9/15

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. just added nine new EMT's and two recertified EMT's to bolster its roster of EMS personnel in Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley. According to Dustin Coggeshell, UNHS EMS Director, Patient Transport Director, ...

Blue Mountain Hospital garden drawing attention of community residents - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number One, 7/9/15

In keeping with the spirit of self-sufficiency, wise land use and creative landscaping, Blue Mountain Hospital employees have planted a garden that will help supply produce to the BMH kitchen. The garden was planted on June 12, and already it is ...

Helo safety topic of June training at BM Hospital - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number One, 7/9/15

On June 18th, Classic Air Medical came Blanding to do a training for Blue Mountain Hospital's Emergency Room staff and other community agency members. Blanding Fire and Police, and representatives of San Juan County EMS attended. Classic staff ...

Hard work and determination pay off for new UNHS Paramedic Otis Oldman - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number One, 7/9/15

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 ...

Hunts leaving UNHS to pursue other interests - Medically Speaking, Volume Three, Number One, 7/9/15

Allen and Leonie Hunt have been members of the UNHS family for the past six years, but at the end of July they are retiring to pursue other interests and become what Leonie calls, 'professional grandparents.' After serving as an ...
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