Health Care

by David Boyle News Director Cancer screening for Monticello residents is once again being funded, but the funding is set to expire in May. The Monticello Victims of Mill Tailing Exposure (VMTE) is once again providing a Cancer Screening Program funded by the federal government. People who lived,...
Farley Crofts, Chief Financial Officer at the San Juan Health District, was revently honored by the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health.  Courtesy photo
Farley Crofts with an Impact Award from the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health (PCRH). The award is intended to recognize employees from rural healthcare facilities who embody the “Power of Rural.” Crofts has worked as the San Juan Health chief financial officer for nearly eight years. He was...
by Bill Boyle SJR Editor The San Juan Health District is seeking funding for a new building to replace the San Juan Hospital in Monticello. The health service district will request $34 million from the Utah Community Impact Board (CIB) at a meeting on November 2. The new building would replace the...
Utah State University provides nursing instruction to students from the campus in Blanding. Faculty member Susan Dewar was recently promoted to professional practice associate professor. Courtesy photo
Utah State University nursing faculty Susan Dewar has recently been promoted to professional practice associate professor. Dewar is a nursing faculty member at the USU Blanding campus. “I am grateful to Susan for her outstanding contributions to our campus,” said Kristian Olsen, senior associate...
Restoring Ancestral Winds, Inc. will host the Harm to Healing: Community Discussion on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives on July 13 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bluff Community Center, 3rd East and Mulberry. Bluff Community Center is an ADA facility. “There is evidence of deep, historical harm...
A training effort for a significant new state initiative to protect victims of domestic violence began in Blanding last week. A number of state officials, including Lt Gov Deidre Henderson, attended the first training meeting of the domestic violence protocols that were approved during the most...
Gary Suttlemyre (left) was recognized for 35 years of service on local public health boards at the August 2 San Juan County Commission meeting. Commissioner Bruce Adams (right), Monticello Mayor Bayley Hedglin, Public Health Director Grant Sunada, and others recognized Mr. Suttlemyre for...
Keynote speaker Eugene Brave Rock addresses the conference. UNHS photo
The Inaugural Indigenous Men’s Conference took place in Montezuma Creek on June 30, with fifty people in attendance and thousands tuned in to listen.  The event sponsored by Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) brought Indigenous men to speak at a first-of-its-kind gathering for Indigenous men. In an...
Blue Mountain Hospital is excited to announce a new service, Interventional Radiology Injections, to help the community with chronic pain.  Chronic joint or lower back pain does not discriminate. It can affect all ages, genders, and walks of life. No matter why you have it, pain is not something...
Covid cases remain high in San Juan County, with 503 active cases reported as of February 8.  The number of active cases is down slightly from a few weeks ago, when the county reached an all-time high of 661 cases on January 28. It is assumed that the actual number of active cases is higher due to...

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