“He stands before a giant of a monster, armed with the oak
bow and the lightening bolt shaft designed by his father. He wears the white
shell and glistening jet bow guard on his left wrist... In his satchel, he
carries the weapons constructed of flint and prayer bundle. He stands steadfast
for his people, ready to engage his heighten sense of awareness, that this
confrontation will be a great battle and that there is no retreat”.
name is Wilson J. De Vore and I am originally from Crownpoint, New Mexico. I am
the newly hired Patient Advocate here at WIHCC. I am born to the Towering House
Clan and my fathers are the Entangled Clan. My maternal grandparents are of the
Zuni Clan and my paternal grandparents are the Sleepy Rock Clan. I come to you
with a wealth of information and resource with the intent of assisting patients
with a positive medical experience as a whole.
times, we still have “monster’s ‘ in the form of addiction, disease and
poverty. The Dine’ way of life in its origin spoke of a “selfless society”
where the purpose of life is about “we” rather than “I”. This is brought to
light in our daily Dine’ speech where the first person speech is not employed.
The above is a very dynamic moment in the stories of the hero twins, but in
all, goodness prevails. I believe that in each of us, lies the strength and intelligence
of the hero twins.
Advocate Program is for all patients of WIHCC and the satellite clinics. The
program will focus upon advocatingvia
several methods including, but not limited to, face-to-face contact, and
various intervention/prevention methods. It is the “fear of the unknown” that
drives what can be perceived as “resistance” from Navajo Patients. The program
will focus upon assistance, interpretation, voicing the concerns of patients
while promoting and supporting the professionalism of the multi-providers here
at WIHCC. Any patient or WIHCC employee may make a referral for Patient
Advocacy. In closing,
I want to thank you for entrusting the WIHCC’s medical services for your
personal needs I hope that this finds its way
into your hearts and minds, bringing some sense of support. As always, “beauty
before you, beauty behind you, beauty below you, beauty above you, and beauty
all around you”. Warm
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Contact Person: Wilson J. De Vore, Patient Advocate Phone Number: (928) 289 - 8028 Fax Number: (928) 289 - 8036 Email: email@example.com
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