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Shiprock - Northern Navajo Medical Center

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 inpatient load is 29 per day and the outpatient volume averages 600 per day.

A variety of services are available including internal medicine, family practice, urgent and emergency care, pediatrics, general surgery, women's health, mental health, respiratory therapy, outpatient rehabilitation services, pharmacy, optometry, dental, public health nursing, social services, health promotion/disease prevention, radiology, laboratory and benefits coordination.

Northern Navajo Medical Center employs 827 full-time employees. The medical staff consists of 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
Phone: 505-789-3281

Sanostee Field Clinic

Hours of Operation: Tuesdays and Thursdays (except 2nd Tuesday), 9:30 AM-2:30 PM
Phone: 505-723-2484

Contact Information

The Northern Navajo Medical Center address is:
P.O. Box 160, Hwy 491 North
Shiprock, NM 87420
Phone: 505-368-6001
Fax: 505-368-6260

Medical Staff Recruitment Contact:
Belle Newood-Tolbertson, Medical Staff Coordinator
Phone: 505-368-6814
E-mail. Beverly.Newood-Tolbertson@ihs.gov

Nursing Recruitment Contact:
Winifred Howard, RN, Nurse Recruiter
Phone: 505-368-6666
E-mail. Winifred.Howard@ihs.gov

Human Resources Department
Gloria Redhorse-Charley, Human Resource Specialist
Phone: 505-368-6095
E-mail. Gloria.Redhorse-Charley@ihs.gov

How To Get Here

Get driving directions from Google Maps Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

Resources

Recruitment Powerpoint Presentation [PPT - 2.3 MB]

National Health Service Corps Links Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
(Read Dr. Heather Kovich's NHSC member story.)

Corps Experience Member Stories Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov
(View videos of NNMC CEO, Fanessa Comer and Family Medicine provider, Dr. Sara Michaels.)

IHS Pharmacy Residency Program

Area Links

Information About Farmington, New Mexico

www.farmingtonnm.org Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

www.gofarmington.com Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

Information About Cortez, Colorado

www.cortezchamber.com Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov

www.go-colorado.com Exit Disclaimer: You Are Leaving www.ihs.gov


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