Mill Levy Tax Support

Information on why your vote means so much

Union County is one of the most supportive and generous communities. That support stretches to many areas of the community including helping Union County General Hospital to offer the best services as well as improvements over the years. This help comes in the form of the federal Sole Community Provider program and the Mill Levy Tax which is voted on by our neighbors all over Union County.

With the Mill Levy Tax, for each dollar that the county can raise in local taxes, they can send their contribution to the state to be matched by federal dollars on about a 3 to 1 basis. The hospital and county work together to provide medical care for some of our most needy residents; and, the balance of the funds are used to develop new services and maintain a first-class medical facility right here in Clayton.

These funds make up about 40% of the total dollars available for the hospital each year. Without the county’s support and the Sole Community Provider program, the hospital would not be able to provide the services we do today. Many communities our size are seeing their hospitals drop surgical and other services because the costs to maintain them are much more than the revenue they generate.

We are very grateful to provide these services to our community so that they do not have to travel long distances to receive this care.


  • Low Radiation Dose Cat Scanner (CT)
  • Stand-alone X-ray and Portable X-ray
  • CT Injector
  • Ultrasound Machine
  • Chemistry Analyzer
  • Microbiology Hood
  • ICU Beds
  • Cardiac Monitor Central Station with/ Telemetry
  • Vital Sign Machines
  • Omnicell Pharmacy dispenser
  • Billing/Coding software updates
  • Language line interpreter
  • Holter Heart Monitors
  • Clinic Vital Sign Machines
  • A1C Lab Machine for clinic
  • Clinic Tabletop sterilizer
  • Seismic Co-ag Lab machine
  • CBC Machine
  • Plasma Freezer
  • Washer and Dryer for inhouse laundry
  • Upgraded IT for Patient information security


  • Renovated the Operating Room and Central Sterile
  • Grow our own staff program, with helping to pay tuition and loan forgiveness programs
  • Scrubs camp for High Schools
  • Preceptor Program:  NP, PTA, CNA and Lab Tech
  • Hiring College students for summer jobs
  • Moved Family Practice Clinic to RHC for better reimbursement.

Community Services:

  • Member of Clayton Chamber of Commerce
  • Union County Legislative Luncheon
  • Clayton Rotary Club
  • Union County Economic Development
  • Department of Health - Hospital Emergency Preparedness
  • Executive Committee
  • NM Organization for Nurse Leaders
  • Trauma Performance Improvement Committee
  • NM Hospital Services Worker’s Comp Board
  • NM Hospital Association Board
  • NM Rural Health Network Board
  • Influenza Immunization program
  • Food Drive
  • Clayton Sports Physical Program
  • Glucose & Cholesterol Screening
  • Trauma Prevention Education Sessions
  • Community Health Fair
  • Region 3 Health Coalition Board


  • Hired Dr. Wheeler
  • Recruited Dr. Van Wormer
  • Hired a new surgeon
  • Recruited Jay Fluhman
  • Hired another NP:  Jamie Armijo
  • Hired CRNA Bob Williams, contracted with a part-time CRNA
  • Working on hiring a Dentist
  • Working on Opening up a Spa

New Services:

  • Microbiology
  • Sleep Studies
  • MRIs
  • Mammos
  • Brought billing inhouse/ Coding
  • Holter Heart Monitors
  • Level IV Trauma Center
  • Des Moines Health Center (Opening in late September)


  • Disinfection Fogger for Hospital ED and back of ambulance
  • UV Room Lights for hospital and clinic
  • BioFire: COVID antigen testing
  • Vapotherm:  High flow oxygen delivery system for prevention of Intubation
  • Temperature Kiosks:  hospital and clinic
  • Clinic Flu Stations
  • Refrigerators
  • Replaced hospital vehicle

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.