UCGH Offers Cutting-Edge Technology with Bone Density Studies

UCGH Offers Cutting-Edge Technology with Bone Density Studies

Union County General Hospital offers the Cutting-Edge Technology with Bone Density Studies. What is a bone density scan? A bone density test is called a DXA, DEXA, or QCT. This is not the same as a bone scan. A bone density test measures the amount of mineral in the bones of your lower back, hip […]

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Ages 12 and Older

COVID-19 Vaccines Now Available for Ages 12 and Older

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approved Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines for patients age 12 and older this week. Following their approval, the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) Advisory Team has given New Mexico the green light on proceeding with vaccines on this younger demographic. You are able to register to get your […]

Is It Time for Your Colonoscopy Screening?

Is It Time for Your Colonoscopy Screening?

A colonoscopy is the best screening test available for colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Most common in people over the age of 50. Why Is Screening for Colorectal Cancer So Important? Many colorectal cancers can be prevented through regular screening.  Screening is important because Precancerous Polyps, […]

UCGH Nurse Practitioner Jamie Armijo Brings Hepatitis C Program to Northeast New Mexico

UCGH Nurse Practitioner Jamie Armijo Brings Hepatitis C Program to Northeast New Mexico

Jamie Armijo, a certified nurse practitioner at Union County General Hospital, is currently helping distinguish UCGH as the sole hospital in Northeast New Mexico involved in the University of New Mexico’s ECHO Outreach Program for Hepatitis C (HCV). The ECHO program is specifically designed for clinicians in underserved and remote areas of the state to […]

State launches free at-home COVID-19 tests

State launches free at-home COVID-19 tests

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced New Mexicans may now order free, at-home, self-administered COVID-19 saliva tests, with accurate laboratory-confirmed results returned within 24-48 hours of receipt of the sample. The free tests are available to New Mexico residents regardless of exposure risk– whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic, and whether […]

State launches vaccine sign-up website

State launches vaccine sign-up website

New Mexicans can register for vaccinations when available, sign up for availability notifications SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced on Wednesday the launch of a website that enables New Mexicans to receive notice when they qualify for COVID-19 vaccine. That website is available at cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/ New Mexico is currently offering vaccine […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Information and Updates

COVID-19 Vaccine Administration Information and Updates

Union County received 15 vials of Pfizer Vaccinations on 12/16/2020, this was thought to be 75 doses.  However, most vials had six doses at least.  We are excited to announce that with the first shipment of state-provided vaccines, the hospital was able to vaccinate 91 individuals.  As per New Mexico state guidelines, we started with […]

UCGH Christmas Door Decorating Contest 2020

UCGH Christmas Door Decorating Contest 2020

We love celebrating the holidays here at UCGH! We announced our winners for our annual door decorating contest yesterday. Check out all the creative designs our staff came up with, starting with the winners: 1st Place Union County Health Center Elf on a Shelf 2nd Place Front Registration Grinch 3rd Place Business Office Grinch   […]

Letter from UCGH CEO Re: COVID-19

Letter from UCGH CEO Re: COVID-19

Dear Union County Friends, Family, and Community, I wanted to give you an update on the current status of Union County General Hospital and our Clinics and how we are coping with the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Our state has great focus on the number of available beds and even the Governor has concerns over healthcare’s […]