NAVAJO HEALTH FOUNDATION / SAGE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
P.O. Box 457, Ganado, AZ 86505 • 928 - 755 - 4500
NHF / SMH provides a great variety of healthcare services to our patients, mostly to Navajo members in its catchment area, defined in agreement with the Indian Health Services as the 8 area chapters that add up to about 18,000 people on 1,500 square miles.
At Sage, personal service, community involvement, and state-of-the-art equipment are what we are all about. Our physical, occupational, and speech therapists possess superb skills, and operate in a unique clinical environment, one that emphasizes flexibility, innovation, and refusal to submit to the “one size fits all” model of factory-style therapy that has become all too common in health care.
We offer full rehab services to patients with orthopedic or neurological deficits, as well as wound care, foot care, and sports medicine. Pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients are all served by our team. We integrate our team approach with Sage’s Diabetes Clinic and Wellness program, as well as the unique Therapeutic Horseback Riding program, which is housed right here in our offices; the horseback riding program is used by all the disciplines of our rehab team and has demonstrated a phenomenal record of effectiveness and patient satisfaction which would be envied by any rehab facility anywhere. And because Sage’s administration understands that great clinicians need great equipment, we are supported with the equipment and budget that allows us to excel.
Sage Memorial Hospital Laboratory has a hospital component, providing non-stop laboratory testing for Emergency Room and inpatients which is located on the first floor of the hospital, and a Outpatient Department component, which functions as an integral part of our Ambulatory Clinic and located in Poncel Hall.
The Sage Memorial Hospital Laboratory is providing services to our medical staff and patients 24/7-365.
We are equipped with latest, computerized equipments and highly experienced and trained technical staff serving our clients round the clock. We run in three shifts and all three shifts are covered by full time MT or MLT and certified laboratory assistants.
We have the following departments / sections in our laboratory:
• Hematology and Coagulation studies
Anthrax, Botulism, Brucellossis; Plague; Q Fever
Ricin, Smallpox, Trichothecene, Tularemia, Viral Hemorrhagic Fever
Sage Dental Clinic Provides services to persons of all ages. With our full-time dentists and hygienist we are committed to providing you with professional and quality services.
Sage Dental services a wide area:1,800 square miles and 22,000 patients. Over 10% of the Navajo Nation (See service area map).
Sage Dental offers services at field clinics in Greasewood (two chairs) and Sanders (four chairs) with a rotating dentist from the main clinic 4 times a week. Our main clinic in Ganado consists of eight chairs and five dentists. We are reaching only 20% of our potential need. The continued growth of the Dental Clinic has been a major project for Director Andemichael. Constant search and recruitment of dentists with talent and a willingness to practice in a rural and remote environment will remain a priority.
With the rising demand, Sage Dental only accepts new patients one day a month. Walk-ins are accepted every day for emergency visits.
Sage Dental has sealant programs with the local schools. We offer diagnosis and treatment for children so that good dental habits and cavity prevention can begin at an early age.
In 2002, Sage Dental had a total of 8,426 clinical visits. That number continues to climb. We are focused on becoming the preferred dental provider in our area. Our patients receive comprehensive treatment (exams, x-rays, cleaning, cavity fillings, other).
Our staff consists of eleven assistants, three receptionists and a Secretary/Accounts Representative. Sage Dental provides a comfortable office environment. Our staff is easy going, helpful and kind. Our dentists are down to earth and make the patients feel comfortable. We have a professional, dedicated and fun working staff.
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