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Medical News & Perspectives
July 3, 2002

Walking in Beauty at Sage Memorial Hospital

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JAMA. 2002;288(1):29-34. doi:10.1001/jama.288.1.29

Ganado, Ariz—As Sage Memorial Hospital begins its second century of service to people here in the heart of the Navajo Nation, this unique facility located on a compound of 110 acres of high desert in northeastern Arizona faces problems unimagined by the Presbyterian missionaries who founded it in 1901. At the same time, a cadre of dedicated health care professionals, augmented by a frequently changing cast of visiting colleagues, offers the 18 000 Navajo people in its service area—1500 sq miles of the 25 000-sq mile reservation, the largest in the United States—state-of-the-art attention to their well-being.

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