Health Care

The San Juan Health District board approved a property tax rate on June 17 that will lower overall collections for the district, even while it will mean a tax increase for some property owners. “The board wanted to do their very best to provide some level of relief,” explained health district CEO...
Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH) Chief Executive Officer Jeremy Lyman won the Excellence in Care During COVID-19 award at the ninth annual Rural Hospital Administrators Summit on June 10 in Bryce Canyon, UT.  The Rural Hospital Administrators Summit is an annual event organized by the Utah Department...
Despite a host of challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic, construction crews are making progress on the new Spanish Valley Clinic of the San Juan Health District.  The $6.4 million project is scheduled to be completed in October, with an opening planned for November. The full-service family...
Even though more than two-thirds of San Juan County residents are not yet fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, the interest in vaccinations appears to be dropping. “Interest is so sparse right now,” said Mike Moulton, the interim director of the San Juan Public Health District. “We are not...
As of April 13, there are 14 active cases of COVID in San Juan County with seven active cases in Blanding, and seven other cases split between Monticello and the Navajo Nation portion of San Juan County. 7,741 people have been vaccinated in San Juan County including 4,711 who have been fully...
Active cases of COVID-19 continue to fall, with just 12 active cases reported in San Juan County on March 30. Throughout the pandemic, the county has provided specific case numbers for each community. However, the county does not report community totals if the area has five or less cases to protect...
Last week, Utah Governor Spencer Cox announced that starting March 24 everyone 16 and older in Utah will be eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19. The news comes as the 37th person to die with COVID-19 in San Juan County was reported last week. A Blanding man in his 60s passed away earlier in...
Twelve months after the coronavirus arrived in San Juan County, more than one-third of county residents have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The shot is now available for all adults in the county. Large allotments of vaccines to Utah Navajo Health System (UNHS) has made it...
As the one year anniversary nears for the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic to San Juan County, the number of COVID cases continues to drop. The most recent report from San Juan Public Health states there were 36 active cases in the county.  That marks a precipitous drop in recent weeks.  Less...
by David Boyle News Director The number of San Juan County residents who have received the coronavirus vaccine continues to grow. As of February 16, more than 3,900 local residents have received the first part of the two-part vaccine. Of those, 1,413 have also received the second vaccine. San...

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