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Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility


Chief Executive Officer: Darlene Chee, MHA 928-674-7805

Health System Administrator Perry Francis (928) 674-7587

Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Ritchie (928) 674-7019

Chief Nurse Executive Johanna Bahe (928) 674-7576

Director Quality Management Vacant (928) 674-7539

Director of Public Health Dr. Jill Moses (928) 674-7188

Chief of Staff Stephen Neal, PA-C (928) 674-7018


Chinle Health Care Facility
P.O. Box "PH"
Chinle, AZ 86503
Phone: 928-674-7001
FAX: 928-674-7008

Hours of Operation

Chinle IHS Hospital Outpatient Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
24x7 Emergency Facility

Many Farms Clinic: Temporarily closed

Rock Point Clinic: Tuesday, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Who should I call?

Medical Staff Recruitment Contact: Heidi Arnholm
Phone: 928-380-6094

Nurse Recruitment Contact: Ella Bia
Phone: 928-674-7608

Health Recruitment Specialist Contact: Lorraine Begaye
Phone: 928-674-7547

Affiliation Verification requests for credentialed medical providers are done thru our credentialing office (not our Recruiters – so please don’t email our recruiters for this.)
Fax requests with a signed statement of release to: 1-928-674-7707
Credentialing office number: 1-928-674-7197


The Chinle Comprehensive Health Care Facility (CCHCF) is based in Chinle, Arizona (Northeast Arizona near Canyon De Chelly National Monument). The CCHCF is a 60 bed hospital which serves as the health care hub for the region. The medical staff includes Family Physicians, Internists, Pediatricians, General Surgeons, OB/GYN's, Anesthesiologists, and a Psychiatrist.

In addition to routine outpatient and inpatient primary care, services available to our patients include: Adult Intensive Care, General Surgery (including laparoscopic surgery), routine and operative Obstetrics, and 24-Hour Emergency Room Services.

Health care services are provided to approximately 37,000 active users. Strong Navajo cultural traditions exist within the community, offering an opportunity to learn the Navajo language, or to learn about traditional Navajo medicine.

The service unit is located on the Colorado Plateau with excellent opportunities for photography, hiking, running, road biking, cross country skiing, and mountain biking. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is within 5 miles of the hospital and is a wonderful place for exploring and sightseeing, running and mountain biking.



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Chinle Service Unit - IHS - Recruitment Presentation [PDF - 3.3 MB]