Fort Defiance Indian Hospital exists for the health and medical necessity of the Navajo People. Accessing quality medical care is an unending need within our community. This is a daily dilemma that our healthcare facility faces. Part of that access also includes the patient experiences which influence the satisfaction of the patients, and satisfaction drives repeat utilization of our facility. It is our goal to serve our community's needs and improve the health of the community we serve through providing the highest obtainable quality and continuity of medical care.
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Fort Defiance, AZ
Fort Defiance is a census-designated place in Apache County, Arizona. Fort Defiance is located at the mouth of Canyon Bonito about 7 miles north of Window Rock, Arizona. Fort Defiance contains a school system first started in 1870 and the Fort Defiance Medical Center first established in 1938.
Apache County is growing. Our current population is 70,000. With the new Units three and four being constructed at the Springerville Generating Station, new permanent jobs are being created along with all of the required support services needed for an expanding population in the surrounding communities. Land values are increasing as a result of many new subdivisions being approved and the desire for rural property and second homes by those living in the more metropolitan parts of the state.
The County is being discovered as a place rich in culture with many varied scenic and recreational opportunities.
There are several operated Navajo Nation Parks on the Navajo Nation. Each of the Navajo Tribal Parks landscapes are one of a kind areas of pristine wilderness, majestic canyons, high mountain meadows, dry deserts, flatland's, and blue skies. Travel among this contrasting breathtaking scenery in all the United States. From one of the world’s most recognized landscapes, Monument Valley to the majestic cliffs that rise from the brilliant blue waters of Lake Powell, any of these spectacular parks draws many visitors each year because of their incredible views and natural wonders. Hiking trails can be found in Monument Valley Tribal Park, Canyon de Chelly, Bisti Badlands, Churchrock Pyramid, Rainbow Bridge, & Window Rock, AZ. Each of these trails can be accessed by foot where one can climb the rocks as you follow ancient trails that hold promises of beauty. These trails are maintained, but caution is urged depending upon the season.
Navajo monuments are scattered within the four sacred mountains of the Navajo Nation. Nowhere in Navajoland is the blend of past tradition and present culture more evident than at the National Monuments scattered around the Nation. These monuments are home to several periods of Indian culture and provide a spectacular backdrop for hundreds of ancient Anasazi ruins. Step back in time and capture a glimpse of how the ancient ones lived more than 900 years ago. These monuments are very sacred sites to the Navajo people and should be treated with the utmost respect and reverence.
Navajo are well known for their creation of beautiful potteries, stunning rugs designs, exquisite turquoise & silver jewelry, intricate color sand paintings, & elegant woven wedding baskets. Navajos are unrivaled in their ability to create exquisite and multi-faceted art. A new form of art is being created by modernizing tradition for a more contemporary look. The Indian Arts/Crafts Act-1990 protects Indian arts.
The first Navajo Casino, Fire Rock was established in 2008. Since that time three additional casino has opened in New Mexico & Arizona. The most elaborate Casino near Flagstaff, AZ, Twin Arrows Casino & Resort broke ground in March 2011 & opened it's doors in 2012. Each of the Casinos interior designs incorporate Navajo culture & crafts.