Shiprock - Northern Navajo Medical Center
The Northern Navajo Medical Center in Shiprock, New Mexico is located in the Four Corners area of the United States where New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Utah meet. Northern Navajo Medical Center is one of five facilities located within the Shiprock Service Unit. The Shiprock Service Unit is the largest service unit of the Navajo Nation.
Approximately 136,866 Native Americans (mostly Navajo) are enrolled at Northern Navajo Medical Center. The daily inpatient load is 180 per month and the daily outpatient volume averages 1,100 per day.
A variety of services are available to our patients including internal medicine, family practice, urgent care, emergency department, pediatrics, general surgery, women's health, mental health, respiratory therapy, outpatient rehabilitation services, pharmacy, optometry, dental, public health nursing, health promotion/disease prevention, social services, radiology and laboratory services, as well as benefits coordinator.
Northern Navajo Medical Center employs 1500 full-time employees. The medical staff consists of approximately 50 physicians and 20 mid-level providers.
Northern Navajo Medical Staff work with a variety of other facilities both locally and nationally. Specialists are consulted both within the IHS system, as well as outside our system. We have strong relationships with private providers in the Four Corners region, as well as at University of New Mexico, and the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA.
Nearby are recreation opportunities that include fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and alpine skiing. Telluride, Durango, Canyonlands, Grand Gulch, the Colorado River, the San Juan River, several large lakes, and the Colorado Wilderness areas are just short drives away.
Northern Navajo Medical Center
Hours of Operation: 24 x7 Emergency Facility
Outpatient Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-4:30 PM
Toadlena Field Clinic
Hours of Operation: 2nd Tuesday of each month, 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Sanostee Field Clinic
Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays (except 2nd Tuesday), 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
The Northern Navajo Medical Center address is:
P.O. Box 160, Hwy 491 North
Shiprock, NM 87420
Medical Staff Recruitment Contact:
Belle Newood-Tolbertson, Medical Staff Coordinator
Nursing Recruitment Contact:
Winifred Howard, RN, Nurse Recruiter
Human Resources Department
Gloria Redhorse-Charley, Human Resource Specialist
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