About us

Utah Navajo Health System

Community Health Center

Our History

Utah Navajo Health System, Inc., started in 2000 as a single service corporation providing medical and dental care needs for rural communities in southeastern Utah. In September 1999, the Navajo Utah Commission recommended that the local community manage the health care services in the area.

Supporting Resolutions were received from the Navajo Utah Commission, the Navajo Division of Health, the Navajo Area Indian Health Service, Utah Navajo Trust Fund, Dineh Committee, Navajo Nation Council Delegates, the San Juan County Commission, and the Navajo Nation President and Vice-President's office. Resolutions were also received by all three local Navajo Chapters; Aneth, Oljato, and Navajo Mountain.

UNHS is a 501(c)(3) private not-for-profit corporation registered in the state of Utah that functions under the direction of a 100 percent Navajo Board of Directors. Given the rural location and the medically underserved population we serve, UNHS is proud to be a federally designated 330(e) Community Health Center system.

Financial viability and operating efficiency are achieved by our state-of-the art electronic medical records system, our dedicated billing staff, providers, and supporting staff. Our duty of fiscal responsibility to the community obligates us to aggressively pursue all private and governmental grant funding. A full 25% of our funding comes from grants. By procuring funds that would otherwise go elsewhere, we are able to expand services while supporting the local economy and creating jobs. We receive no county or state tax funding.

Though we are not part of the IHS (Indian Health Services), we maintain a working relationship with the IHS via a contract created under P.L. 93-638, Title V. Utah Navajo Health System has also received the support of The Utah Navajo Trust Fund (UNTF). The trust fund was created under Utah Code, Title 63, Chapter 88 to account for various revenues received by the State, which represents a portion of the oil royalties from the Aneth Extension of the Navajo Indian Reservation. Both entities have helped make quality health care a reality for the residents of the northern strip of the Navajo Nation and southeastern Utah.

UNHS SERVICES PROVIDED

We provide primary health care to men, women, and children, regardless
of citizenship status, nationality or ability to pay.

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    Primary Care

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    Podiatry

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    Optometry

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    Dental Care

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    Pharmacy

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    Pediatrics

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    Behavioral Health

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    Physical Therapy

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    Chiropractic

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    Walk-In Care

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    Radiology

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    Mammography

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    Veterans Care

Utah Navajo Health System Inc.

collaborates with the following organizations to offer you the care you need.

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The University of Utah

Specialty Services including Cardiology and various telehealth programs

Ambulance Services

UNHS Emergency Medical Services and Navajo Nation EMS

San Juan Counseling

Counseling services for families and individuals

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Utah Medicare
Non-Emergency Transport

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)

Early childhood development, healthy weight & iron levels, and nutrition.

VNA Home Health

Provides home-care services

Blue Mountain and
Shiprock Hospitals

Provide a wide array of services

Utah Medicare
Non-Emergency Transport

Board Members

Our board of directors is composed entirely of community members with organizational, financial, business, health, and governmental relations backgrounds. Our bylaws require the board’s composition to be represented by all geographic areas within the service area of UNHS.

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Wilfred Jones

Red Mesa Chapter

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Melinda Farley

Teec Nos Pos Chapter

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Gordon Folgheraiter

Navajo Mountain Chapter

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Gloria Begaye

Blue Mountain Dine, Blanding

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Jamie Harvey

Aneth Chapter

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Harriet Lansing

Aneth Chapter

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Lorissa Jackson

Oljato Chapter

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Robert Whitehorse

Aneth Chapter

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Cassandra Beletso

Mexican Water Chapter

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Edward Tapaha

Red Mesa Chapter

Leadership

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Michael Jensen

Chief Executive Officer

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Byron Clarke

Chief Operating Officer

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Andrew Evans

Chief Financial Officer

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Herb Clah Jr

Human Resource Director

Medical Providers

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L. Val Jones

MD CMO

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Wendell Key

MD

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Verlyn Hawks

Director of Health

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William Cuskelly

MD – Physician

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Manish Pandya

MD - Nephrology

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Ronald Kirk

OD Optometry

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L. Adam Black

Doctor of Chiropractic Medical

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Phillip Smith

MD, MPH – Medical Staff

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Casey McCullough

MD – Medical Provider

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Sterling Black

DC

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Russell Pincock

DNP

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Josh Nielson

DO

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Amber Rasmussen

PA-C

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Megan Black

PA-C

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Joseph Walker

PA-C – Physician Assistant Provider

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Alan Wygant

NP-C - Provider

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Jesse Moses

PA-C Provider

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Kori Keylon

PA-C Provider

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Dar Quealy

 PA-C Provider

dental

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Brian Olsen

DDS – Dental Director

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Lisa Macdonald

Dental Operations Manager

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Paul Macdonald

 DDS – Dentist BFD

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Nate Einerson

DMD – Dentist BFD

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Chris Jolley

DDS – Dentist BFD

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Vance Telford

DDS – Dentist MCC

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Christy Kopasz

DDS – Dentist MCC

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Hal Bawden

Dentist MCC

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Crystal Sekaquaptewa

DDS – Dental

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Brian Goodwine

DDS – Dental

Pharmacy

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Chad Moses

PharmD – Pharmacy Director

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Andy Bayless

PharmD – Assistant Director of Pharmacy

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Ryan Palmer

Pharm D

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Tyler Gilson

PharmD Pharmacy

Human Resources

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Herb Clah Jr

Human Resource Director

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Katera Martinez

Senior HR Generalist

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Vivian Todacheene

Human Resource

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Martha Whitehorse

Employee Wellness Specialist

Nursing

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Yikanee Sampson

RN, MSN, CDE - Nursing Director

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Nicholas Fox

Clinical Nursing Director

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Modessa Hancock

RN - Compliance Officer

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Susan Hendy

RN – AEMT Medical Records

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Aeron Clason

 RD – Clinical Dietitian Nursing

Behavioral health

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Kolenya Holly

MPH - Program Director - Behavioral Health

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Justin Galloway

CMHC – Behavioral Health Therapist

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Deborah Woody

 MPC, ACMHC - Behavioral Health Therapist

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Jerilyn Price

MSW – Behavioral Health Therapist

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Alexandria Duane

Victim Advocate

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Jessica Hayes

LMFT

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Roselyn Maryboy

LCSW

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Calandra Hollie

Staff Support / NRAEMT

Corporate Compliance

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Sylvia Buck

RN – Compliance Officer

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Modessa Hancock

RN - Compliance Officer

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