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Emergency Care in San Juan County

Our Fast-Acting Medical Professionals Save Lives Daily

Blue Mountain Hospital is outfitted with Emergency Department beds and equipped with state-of-the-art technology to save lives in dire health crises. Our highly qualified staff includes emergency physicians, registered nurses, ER techs, and other patient care professionals who have a sterling record of treating the injured, sick, and anyone with a life-threatening health emergency.

Technology in Our ER

Patients with stroke symptoms must be seen at our Emergency Department with haste. We have up-to-date technology such as our Telestroke Machine 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 possible stroke patient needs to be treated and/or transported to a different facility within the "Golden Hour." This term refers to the first few hours post-stroke when patients need to be diagnosed and receive treatment to ensure the highest possible chance of recovery.

We also help diagnose potential heart attack victims. With our Stemi Hot Line 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. We offer ventilators for ER patients who need respiratory assistance following cardiac, stroke, or trauma emergencies. We utilize several valuable resources and provide critical care to our patients when it counts the most.

BMH is also proud to offer a 24/7 Telehealth Hospitalist Service with Intermountain Healthcare. Using this technology (including high-definition cameras, audio equipment, and televisions), we can quickly connect with healthcare specialists remotely to provide seamless, superior care for our patients throughout the hospital.

Transfers to Nearby Hospitals

When patients need a higher level of care, we facilitate transportation to nearby hospitals.

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.
  • Classic Air Medical in Moab, UT

Our Exceptionally Trained Staff Can Meet Your Needs

Our Director of Nursing, Sulane Knight, has a highly qualified staff of trained, skilled registered nurses and ER techs. Together with our team of experienced physicians, and the latest technology, they make our ER a top-notch medical facility for treating accident victims and all types of emergency needs.

Patients who require admission to the hospital for inpatient care can expect the highest quality medical attention in our community.

Our hospital has set the standard for rural hospitals for over a decade. Come to our emergency department whenever you have a health crisis. No appointment is necessary.