Traditional Native American Care
The healing environment of Page Hospital extends to the area’s large Native American population.
Our cooks provide a number of traditional food selections. Family members can bring in homemade items and, when possible, use the patient-family dining room.
Medicine men/women are welcome and a referral list is available. Physicians are willing to participate in blessings at the patient’s or family’s request. These can be held either in the patient’s room or in the log gazebo. Located in the patio area, the gazebo was built with an east-facing entrance and tarps for covering openings and doors for blessings and other ceremonies. A fireplace is also available.
Family members and patients can weave on the Navajo loom. We also have a number of oversized rooms to accommodate large gatherings of family and friends.
Page Hospital has a Native American Cultural Committee, comprised of Native American staff members. They work to enhance communication and to integrate aspects of the culture throughout the hospital.
Our medical providers do ask that family members share with them a list of any herbs used in food or drink before patients consume them as some can alter the effectiveness of medication.