Blue Mountain Hospital, Blanding, Utah

February 2014
Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH)

Blue Mountain Hospital (BMH), located in Blanding, Utah, was recognized for implementing many programs to communicate with the community they serve, including a county newsletter and social media engagement. These communication methods are all utilized to maintain open lines of communication with the community. 

Positive Outcomes:

  • Developed monthly community newsletter distributed to every resident in the county
  • Implement an advice-by-telephone system with strong partnership with Utah Navajo Health Systems
  • Established a method for evaluating patient satisfaction, with process improvements developed based on patient feedback

Top Accomplishments:

Donna Singer, CEO, was honored to receive the recognition award on behalf of the hospital, saying, “Community outreach and engagement are a top priority for our organization, and we are grateful that our efforts are recognized on a national level. Our vision includes being one with the communities we serve in meeting their unique health care needs.”

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,560,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.