UCGH Spotlight

In July 2015, UCGH became a Level IV Trauma Center. UCGH is staffed with a trauma team and emergency care 24/7 therefore the designation has been placed by the New Mexico Department of Health.

What this means is that when you need us we are here.

Learn more about the UCGH Trauma Center here.

About UCGH

Union County General Hospital (UCGH) is an critical access, rural hospital located in Clayton, New Mexico. As the key hospital for the region, UCGH offers a wide array of services which includes:

UCGH provides the highest quality healthcare services possible to the residents of Union County and surrounding areas.

UCGH also provides telemedicine with UNM for Pediatric Emergency, Telemed and Neurology/Neurosurgery Telmed, and operates a weekly school-based clinic at the Des Moines public schools.

UCGH is managed by Community Hospital Corporation (CHC) of Plano, Texas. CHC owns, manages and consults with hospitals through three distinct organizations – CHC Hospitals, CHC Consulting and CHC Continue Care. These organizations share a common purpose to guide, support and enhance the mission of community hospitals and healthcare providers.

This means that patients of Union County General Hospital enjoy small-town personal care and the advantages of a large support network. To this end, we believe in providing opportunities for the community to learn more about improving their health.

To help the citizens of Clayton and Union County remain healthy, UCGH conducts regular health fairs, provides flu shots, sports physicals, and more. In addition, we offer useful health information and updates about hospital and clinic services through our Facebook page. Be sure to like and follow us!

Demonstrating Community Need

As part of the Affordable Care Act, tax-exempt hospitals are required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) once every three years. In 2013, 2016 and again in 2019, a CHNA was conducted and identified the greatest health needs in our community. The 2019 report includes a comprehensive assessment of Union County, New Mexico.

The analyses include a careful review of the most current health data available, demographics and input from numerous community representatives. The process culminates in the development of an Implementation Plan to address the significant needs identified through the CHNA. Union County General Hospital will utilize its 2019 plan as a guide over the next three years to offer programs that support the health of the community and the mission of the organization.

Click on the links below to review the Union County General Hospital 2016 and 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plans:

2016 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan [Link]

2019 Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Plan [Link]

Please address any written comments on the 2019 CHNA and Implementation Plan or requests for a paper copy to:

Administration - Community Health Needs Assessment

Union County General Hospital
300 Wilson Street
Clayton, NM 88415

To view our 2019 Annual Program Evaluation click here.

Regarding the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Act:

Union County General Hospital Providers are opting out of the Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act and will not provide patients a prescription for the medical aid in dying.

For UCGH's official Opt-Out document click here.

Located in Clayton, New Mexico, Union County General Hospital (UCGH) also proudly serves the communities of Texline and Dalhart, Texas, Boise City, Oklahoma, Des Moines, Raton, and Amistad, NM, and many smaller communities in the region.