slide1 n.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 84

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 169 Views
  • Uploaded on

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. . Meeting the Healthcare Needs of the Navajo People. Utah Navajo Health System, Inc. . UNHS HISTORY & GROWTH. Donna Singer, RDMS & CEO.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.' - jiro


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide1

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Meeting the Healthcare Needs of the Navajo People

utah navajo health system inc
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS HISTORY & GROWTH

Donna Singer, RDMS & CEO

UNHS was incorporated and began management of the Montezuma Creek Clinic on January 1, 2000. The community has since been involved in its progression, and has insured the success of UNHS.

UNHS now operates four Federally Qualified 330e Community Health Centers (CHC) and the Blue Mountain Hospital (Critical Access).

utah navajo health system inc1
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS GROWTH

As a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation, UNHS provides medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and is directed by a Navajo Board of Directors representative of all communities in which our clinics are located.

Melinda Farley

Treasurer–TeecNosPos

Robert Whitehorse

Vice Chair - Aneth

Lorrissa Jackson

Secretary - Oljato

Gloria Begaye

Blanding

Wilfred Jones

Board Chair - Red Mesa

Jamie Harvey

Aneth

Edward Tapaha

Red Mesa

Harriet Lansing

Aneth

Kenneth Miles

Navajo Mountain

Cassandra Beletso

Mexican Water

utah navajo health system inc2
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS GROWTH

Goal 1: UNHS wants to bring excellent quality healthcare to local communities in the Utah Strip and increase patient access to care.

Goal 2:To teach and train Navajos to fully understand the daily operating functionalities of the facilities while offering quality patient care.

Goal 3: To expand levels of service increasing access to specialty services locally.

Goal 4: Expand access thru assumptions of other local health care facilities to coordinate and collaborate in improving healthcare.

utah navajo health system inc5
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS HISTORY & GROWTH

Fig. 1. As UNHS becomes more accessible and improves the quality of health services, the number of patients seen has increased dramatically.

133,325

utah navajo health system inc6
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Accomplishments 2012

  • Accreditation by Joint Commission and Patient Centered Medical Home certification
  • Blue Mountain Hospital Joint Commission Accreditation
  • Clinical Pharmacy services for UNHS patients
  • Behavioral Health Program expansion
  • Tomosynthesis Mammography Units
  • Patient Navigation Program
  • Case Management
  • Information Technology
  • Patient Transportation program expansion
  • EMS Services
  • Navasew Building lease
  • Financial support for UNHS employees and local students for higher education
  • Board approval for acquisition of Dental facility and expansion of dental services to Blanding community
utah navajo health system inc7
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS GROWTH

  • Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH) is managed by UNHS and a collaborative effort and is intended to make hospital services and renal dialysis more accessible to communities located in the Utah portion of the Navajo Reservation.
  • Located in Blanding, Utah, Blue Mountain Hospital is a private, nonprofit corporation developed and owned by the Ute Tribe and UNHS.
utah navajo health system inc10
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
  • Behavioral Health Department
utah navajo health system inc11
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Value Statement:UNHS is customer focused, responsive, respectful, honest and committed to excellence through teamwork in delivering healthcare.

Current Staff:

Stephen Hiatt, MS APRN

Nicole Olsen, CMHC

Roselyn Maryboy, LCSW

Jessica Stubbs, LMFT

Rex Harvey Sr., PSS

utah navajo health system inc12
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Services Offered:1. Depression/ Sadness2. Anxiety/ Fear3. Grief4. Alcohol or Drug Abuse5. Emotional Problems6. Thoughts of Death7. Anger8. Stress9. Co- Dependency10. Medication Evaluation11. Evaluation for Inpatient treatment for Life Threatening problems12. Court Ordered Services13. Etc.

utah navajo health system inc13
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Family Counseling

(Clinical/ Traditional Prospectives)

1. Marital Conflicts

2. Family Problems

3. Domestic Violence

4. Alcohol/ Drug Abuse

utah navajo health system inc14
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Counseling for Children and Teenagers

(Clinical/ Traditional Prospectives)

1. Relationship Problems

2. Parenting

3. Drugs and Alcohol

4. Depression

5. Anxiety

6. Physical/ Sexual Abuse

utah navajo health system inc15
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Group Counseling (Clinical/ Traditional)

  • Healthy Relationships/ Substance Abuse Education

2. Domestic Violence

2. Parenting Skills

3. Parent Support Group

4. Peer Support Group with Chronic illness diabetes

utah navajo health system inc16
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Behavioral Health

Other Services

  • Referral to other agencies when needed.
  • Consultation services to agencies, including Medical

Facilities, Schools, Law Enforcement, Social Services,

Substance Abuse programs and other that may need our

assistance.

3. Educational services to organizations.

4. All services meet the needs of our community members in

both languages, English and Dine Language.

utah navajo health system inc17
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
  • Meth & Suicide

Prevention Initiative

utah navajo health system inc18
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

The Methamphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) was implemented as an initiative to combat violent and gang-related crime in Native American Country

UNHS Behavioral Health Staff continue to work hard each year to provide interventions, assistance, awareness, classes and outreach programs that inspire and educate our community members.

Positive programs include our youth organization, Native Youth Designs, and the annual Venture Utah Summer Camp

utah navajo health system inc19
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

MSPI

The department was created to:

- Provide education & increase community

involvement in prevention goals

- Reduce methamphetamine abuse

  • Reduce suicidal ideations and activity

MSPI Goals

  • Enhance community awareness, collaboration, and response to drugs and suicidal related activities
  • Increase number of youth participating in educational and therapeutic groups.
utah navajo health system inc20
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

MSPI

Find healing and promoting constructive behavior through science and culture based teachings that encourage balance and self-awareness.

Learning to celebrate self and cope with life’s challenges

“Trust yourself, create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”

utah navajo health system inc21
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Venture Utah Summer Camp

a two week, soft nature experience designed to put at-risk-youth in touch with the nature world, accomplished counselors, native artists, native traditions, including food & youth counselors who have also been at risk and have overcome personal obstacles to be able to mentor the process of creating resilience & personal accountability with their peers.

  • St. Christopher’s Mission at Bluff, UT
  • At risk youth are served by a large group of experienced licensed counselors, therapists and medical personnel

(also Alternative Therapist)

utah navajo health system inc22
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Venture Utah Summer Camp

Physical activities include: kayaking, swimming, hiking, horseback riding, volleyball, bear dancing, dancing, ballroom dancing lessons, service projects such as planting & clearing.

Regular counseling from licensed clinical social workers, medical workers, native traditions, personal power practitioners, holistic health workers, music therapist & team building exercises.

utah navajo health system inc23
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Venture Utah Summer Camp

Activities include: Native Arts, Navajo basket making, rug weaving, beading, gourd painting and flute making.

Other traditions are also explored such as sheep shearing, the butchering of a goat, and the process of preparing the animal to eat along with traditional bread, ash bread, and fry bread.

utah navajo health system inc24
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

HUMAN RESOURCES

A. Byron Clarke, J.D.

utah navajo health system inc26
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

Goals and Compliance

slide30

Upward Mobility: On-the-Job training and advancement

UNHS employees can request school scholarships in exchange for service commitment. To date, UNHS has paid over $211,000.00 to employee Education Costs

utah navajo health system inc27
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

Departmental Percentages

utah navajo health system inc28
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

Departmental Numbers

Total Employees: 217, 73.5% Native American

utah navajo health system inc31
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

Investing in Employees – Local Economic Impact

  • Every Full-time employee is eligible for benefits –
  • 5% gross income to retirement 403b
  • Full Premiums for Health Insurance
  • Eye and Dental coverage
  • Salaries aligned with the
  • -National Association of Community Health Centers Survey
  • 2,000+ similarly situated clinics
  • -State, Regional, & Market Demand
  • PTO, Vacation, Bereavement, CME, Bonuses
  • Largest private employer in San Juan County
utah navajo health system inc32
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

UNHS Hiring Practices are governed by the NPEA, EEOC & Title VII, ULC, FLSA, ADA, ICPFVP, FMLA, VPA, ADEA, USERRA

Credentialing Standards established by HRSA and JCAHO

utah navajo health system inc33
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS Employees

2012 &2013 Interns and Training sessions

Local education system collaboration

Whitehorse High School & Elementary

Monument Valley High School & Elementary

Navajo Mountain High School

San Juan High School & Elementary

College of Eastern Utah

University of Utah

Other Universities

utah navajo health system inc35
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS is Joint Commission Accredited

Survey Completed August 2013

utah navajo health system inc36
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

JC Mission Statement

"The mission of The Joint Commission is to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations."

utah navajo health system inc37
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

JC Background

History:

  • Founded in 1951
  • Nonprofit organization
  • Establish standards to address a facility’s level of performance in areas such as patient rights, patient treatment, and infection control.
utah navajo health system inc38
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Purpose: Assure standards of care

Benefits of Joint Commission accreditation and certification

  • Strengthens community confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services
  • Provides a competitive edge in the marketplace
  • Improves risk management and risk reduction
  • Provides education on good practices to improve business operations
  • Provides professional advice and counsel, enhancing staff education
  • Recognized by select insurers and other third parties
  • Fulfills regulatory requirements for UNHS
utah navajo health system inc39
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Joint Commission Function:

  • Conducts onsite evaluations of facilities

“Accreditation Surveys”

  • Issues a certificate of accreditation valid for 3 years
  • Also provides ‘unannounced surveys’ to encourage a system of continuous quality improvement rather than preparation focused specifically on a site visit
utah navajo health system inc40
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

JA Requirements Include:

  • 2 Patient Identifiers
  • “Time Outs”
  • Read Back of Orders
  • Do not Use Lists
  • Reporting of Problems
  • Look Alike/ Sound Alike Drugs
  • Complete List of Medications
utah navajo health system inc41
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Centered Care

A Better Approach

utah navajo health system inc42
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

PCMH

Have You Ever Been Confused While Getting Healthcare?

  • You Didn’t Know What Your Medications Were For?
  • You Didn’t Know What the Next Steps Were to Get You Healthier?
  • Felt as Though Your Provider was Telling You What to Do? Felt as Though You Didn’t Have any Say?
  • Wished Someone Would “Hold Your Hand” Through the Process?
utah navajo health system inc43
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

PCMH

What is the PCMH?

A PCMH puts patients at the center of the health care system, and provides primary care that is “accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective.”

(American Academy of Pediatrics)

utah navajo health system inc44
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

PCMH Principles

Joint Principles of the PCMH

  • Personal Physician (Empanelment)
  • Physician Directed Medical Practice (Team Approach with Patient at its Center)
  • Whole Person Orientation (Many support services: Clinical pharmacy, Nutrition, Specialty Services, Preventive Screenings, Dental, Behavioral Health, etc.)
utah navajo health system inc45
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

PCMH

Joint Principles of the PCMH

  • Care is Coordinated and Integrated
    • (Many support services: Patient Navigation, Referral Specialists, Chronic Care Team)
  • Quality and Safety are Hallmarks
    • (Data supported patient care: Electronic Health Records, Population Based Care)
  • Enhanced Access
    • (Extended hours and weekends, 24/7 access to clinical advice, 24/7 access to the patients medical record)
utah navajo health system inc46
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

PATIENT Navigation & CASE MANAGEMENT

Road Map to

Best Practice in

Health Care

utah navajo health system inc47
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Navigation & Case Management

  • Next Presenter - End of Section
  • Goals:
    • To ensure that our patients have access to the best comprehensive health care services available to them, especially those who may not have a strong family support system.
utah navajo health system inc48
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Navigation & Case Management

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Help patients and their families navigate thru health care system (Dr. office, hospitals, payment systems, support groups, etc.)
  • Identify possible barriers that could hinder treatment
  • Facilitate communication among patient, family members and health care providers
  • Coordinate care among providers
  • Ensuring that appropriate medical records are available at medical appointments.
  • Facilitate follow up appointments
  • Provide emotional support
  • Help patient and their families understand their diagnosis.
  • Help arrange language translation/interpretation services
utah navajo health system inc49
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Navigation & Case Management

  • Patient Rights:
    • Accurate and easy to understand health information
    • Know their treatment options and make informed decision about their care
  • Patient Responsibilities:
    • Be responsible for their own health care (exercise, no smoking, etc.)
    • Provide accurate information about their health
    • Be respectful
utah navajo health system inc50
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Navigation & Case Management

  • Examples of Barriers:
    • No established PCP
    • Transportation
    • System problem with coordinating care
    • Lack of access to a specialist
    • System culture and practice/staff belief and attitudes
    • Difficult to access appropriate food
    • Unable to care for self at home
    • Cost of supplies and equipment
    • Anxiety of patient
    • Habitual unhealthy lifestyle
    • Health literacy/lack of information
    • Language
utah navajo health system inc51
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Patient Navigation & Case Management

utah navajo health system inc52
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
  • Presented By Andrew Bayless

CLINICAL PHARMACY

utah navajo health system inc53
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Medication Therapy Management

Dr. Andy Bayless, PharmD, BC-ADM

UNHS Clinical Pharmacist

utah navajo health system inc54
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
  • Dr. C. Albert Noyes, PharmD, BC-ADM
  • Dr. Andy Bayless, PharmD, BC-ADM
  • Dr. Tyler Gilson, PharmD
  • Dr. Emily Hunter, PharmD
  • Plus 9 University of Utah College of Pharmacy doctoral students trained in the past year, with an additional 12 doctoral students scheduled this year.
utah navajo health system inc55
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Clinical Activities

  • Diabetes care
    • Patient education
    • Treatment selection
    • Follow-up care and monitoring
  • High risk medication management
    • Anticoagulation Clinic
    • Chemotherapy coordination
  • Medication Consults
  • Professional education
  • Formulary management
utah navajo health system inc56
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Clinical Pharmacy

Meaningful progress...

  • Clinical case:
    • A 60 year old Navajo woman
    • Diabetes for many years with prescriptions for pills
    • Her diabetes remained out of control and she refused to change medicines
utah navajo health system inc57
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Clinical Pharmacy

Meaningful progress...

Clinical Pharmacy Contribution

  • Education: “What options do we have?”
  • Clarified misunderstandings about insulin and other medications
  • Explained the goals of treatment
  • Helped patient gain understanding of her power to control her health
utah navajo health system inc58
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Clinical Pharmacy

Meaningful progress...

Follow-up

  • Started insulin therapy
  • 2 days later her blood sugar was the lowest it had been in years
  • The patient is excited for and proud of her new success
  • Her clinical inertia is in the productive direction
utah navajo health system inc60
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.
  • Presented By Ron Demaray

CONTRACT SUPPORT COSTS

utah navajo health system inc61
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Contract Support Costs

  • Section 106(a)(1) of the ISDEAA authorizes Tribes to contract for all programs, or portions thereof, that the IHS would have otherwise provided.
  • Sections 106(a) (2) & (3) authorize Tribes to recover additional “contract support costs.”
  • UNHS has historically negotiated with the Navajo Area IHS, an amount for direct and indirect-type contract support costs.
utah navajo health system inc62
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Contract Support Costs

  • Historically, the IHS has not fully funded UNHS CSC due to inadequate appropriations for that purpose.
  • In June of 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Ramah Navajo Chapter v. Salazar, ruled for the Tribes indicating that the BIA and IHS must fully fund all Tribal CSC.
  • The Navajo Nation, UNHS and hundreds of Tribal contractors across the country are pursuing claims against the IHS for full funding of past CSC.
utah navajo health system inc63
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Contract Support Costs

  • For FY 2014, IHS has proposed language in the 2014 Appropriations Bill to limit CSC to an amount identified on a table listing all Tribes contracting with the IHS.
  • For UNHS, the amount identified is $3.1 million yet the IHS’s own 2012 CSC Shortfall Report data shows UNHS’s total CSC need to be $3.7 million.
  • For 2014, the IHS and UNHS will negotiate compact language that identifies UNHS’s full CSC need and the amount the IHS says is available.
    • That compact language will preserve the right for UNHS to pursue a claim against the IHS for any deficiency.
utah navajo health system inc64
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

FINANCIAL DATA & AUDIT

William Harrison, Finance Manager

utah navajo health system inc66
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS – Grants and Contracts

AS A 638 CONTRACTOR UNHS QUALIFIES FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING FROM FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS:

  • Association for Utah Community Health Center Grants
  • Outreach and Enrollment Primary Care Grant
  • Community Health Center Primary Care Grant
  • Community Health Center Mental Health Collaboration
  • Congressional Earmark Grants
  • Center for Disease Control Emergency Preparedness
  • Emergency Management Performance Grant
  • Medicaid Transportation Program
  • Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative
  • Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program
  • Special Diabetes Program for Indians
  • State Cardiovascular, DCP, and Oral Health Grants
  • Veterans Administration Contract Services
  • Patient Navigator Program
utah navajo health system inc69
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS – FINANCIAL RATIO

utah navajo health system inc71
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS – FINANCIAL RATIO

Chart represents ratio of current assets to current liabilities

Industry Recommendation- at least 1:0

UNHS is > than 3:1

utah navajo health system inc72
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

  • INCREASED STAFFING AND SERVICES HAVE CREATED A SHORTAGE OF SPACE AND RESOURCES. MODIFICATION, RENOVATION AND EXPANSION OF SPACE IS MUCH NEEDED WITHIN THE UNHS SYSTEM.
  • THE COST OF PROVIDING COMPETITIVE HEALTH BENEFITS TO EMPLOYEES IS INCREASING – 20% INCREASE IN PREMIUMS FOR 2012-13
  • GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS SUCH AS MEANINFUL USE, PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME, THE JOINT COMMISION, AND ICD-10, TO NAME A FEW, REQUIRES CONTINUAL TRAINING TO HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL AND SUPPORT STAFF.
  • UNCERTAIN POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT AS IT RELATES TO HEALTH CARE REFORM AND THE CENTER FOR MEDICARE AND MEDICAID MAKE FINANCIAL FORECASTS AND PREPRATIONS DIFFICULT

UNHS FY 2011-12 AUDITED FINANCIALS AND 990’S ATTACHED

utah navajo health system inc73
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Emergency Medical Services

Presenter:

Dustin A. Coggeshell

Patient Transport Director

utah navajo health system inc74
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

EMS Background

Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) and San Juan County (SJC) officials met several times in 2008 and 2009 to discuss the status of Emergency Medical Services on the Utah portion of the Navajo Nation. During the discussion it was made aware that certain areas of EMS needed improvements, UNHS was requested by SJC to assume EMS for the Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley areas.

slide79

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Improvements Needed

  • Response time for 911 and interfaculty calls.
  • EMS staffing
  • Response time:
  • Current ambulance response time of 30 mins to 1 hr for 911 emergencies.
  • Ambulance response time of 45 mins to 1hr 30 mins for interfaculty transports.
  • EMS staffing: Short staffed with volunteer paid EMT’s and no increase in EMT/ EMS staffing due to students not passing SJC EMS courses.
slide80

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Transfer of EMS

  • UNHS agreed to assume EMS with certain conditions in place.
  • Transfer ownership of three ambulances with equipment's.
  • Continue dispatching services from San Juan Sheriffs office.
  • UNHS provide inter-facility medical transports.
slide81

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Changes Made

  • UNHS and Mt Nebo Training of Provo, Utah provided two EMT courses with one course each at Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley site.
  • Mt Nebo changed teaching methods such as more hands on and visual teachings. This helped with visual learners and increased the passing rate for EMS courses in Montezuma Creek and Monument Valley.
  • Montezuma Creek EMS gained 9 EMT’s
  • Monument Valley EMS gained 6 EMT’s
slide82

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

EMS Program Development

  • UNHS has submitted application for state ALS and BLS EMS license with support from the Utah Bureau of EMS. 08/14/13
  • Staffing of EMS being established or in place consisting of EMT’s, ambulance drivers, training officer, course coordinator, instructors, off-line medical director and EMS director.
  • UNHS purchased two additional ambulances making five ambulances available for UNHS EMS for 911 and interfaculty transports.
  • Mutual aid agreement’s in place with nearby EMS agencies.
  • Dispatch agreement in place with San Juan County Sheriffs office.
slide83

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

UNHS EMS Operation

  • UNHS will provide 24/7 ambulance coverage for the Montezuma Creek, Aneth, Hovenweep, Hatch, Red Mesa, UT, Halchita, Monument Valley and Oljeto areas.
  • Several EMT’s and paramedic currently are employed by UNHS making response time faster during normal business hours including nights and weekends.
  • UNHS has a fulltime mechanic to repair any ambulance in a moments notice.
  • Monthly training and EMT courses will be provided for continuing education and to advance EMT certification to provide higher level of care.
  • 24/7 Emergency dispatching from SJC Sheriffs Office
  • Provide and educate community members of EMS updates, injury prevention and access of 911 services.
utah navajo health system inc75
Utah Navajo Health System, Inc.

Conclusion

  • Wilfred Jones, Board Chair