San Juan County Emergency Care

Fast-Acting Medical Team Trained in Life-Saving Procedures

Blue Mountain Hospital's 6-bed Emergency Room is equipped with the most up-to-date technology and a well-trained staff of Doctors, Registered Nurses (RN), and ER-Techs, who have a sterling track record of saving lives and treating the injured.

Telestroke Machine

The Telestroke Machine is a state of the art device that allows ER personnel to have direct contact with stroke specialists at the University of Utah, in Salt Lake City. These specialists can then see, communicate with, and diagnose, a potential stroke patient via a direct television link. This technology allows our ER staff to determine whether a potential stroke patient needs to be treated and/or transported to a different facility within the "Golden Hour" – The first few hours of a stroke when patients need to be diagnosed and receive treatment in order to ensure the highest possible chance of recovery.

Stemi Hot Line

This service helps ER staff diagnose potential heart attack victims. With this technology, patients can be transported to a facility that offers a higher level of cardiovascular care within two hours. Many of these patients are transported to the San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.

Critical Care When it Counts

We offer a ventilator for ER patients, who need respiratory assistance with cardiac, stroke or trauma emergencies. We utilize a number of valuable resources that help our patients when needed.

ER personnel can utilize one of several air transport services, including:

  • Eagle Air Med in Blanding
  • St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • University of Utah Life Flight
  • San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, New Mexico.
  • Classis Air Medical in Moab, UT

Our RN's are trained in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). We have an in-house ACLS instructor and in-house instructors for the Emergency Nursing Pediatric Course (ENPC).

Our ER Nursing Manager, Sulane Knight, has an exceptional staff of trained, skilled RN's and ER-Techs. Together with our staff of skilled physicians, and the latest technology, they make our ER a top-notch medical facility for treating accident victims, and all types of emergency needs.