Union County General Hospital Nursing

The nursing staff at UCGH is committed to optimal patient care. Whether acute or intensive care is required, our skilled registered nurses (RN), licensed vocational nurses (LVN), aides and providers are trained to provide the highest level of care to patients.

Union County General Hospital in Clayton is home to the following inpatient care programs:

IV Therapy - Considered the fastest route for delivering fluids, IV therapy allows medications and other fluids to enter the blood stream intravenously, or “in the vein.”

Acute Care - urgent medical situations are managed with ease in our up-to-date acute care rooms.

Intensive Care - for critical patients, our ICU rooms allow a private space for rest and treatment while staff carefully monitor vital signs, heart rhythms and other important functions.

Swing Bed Care – 24-hour nursing care for patients who have been discharged from inpatient care but still require therapy before returning home.

Telemetry – monitoring a patient’s heart activity via transmitter allows the patient to move around while still being analyzed.

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How can a Nurse Help You Today?

When confined to a hospital bed, some patients are unable to do for themselves. This is normal. Also normal is to see the nursing staff far more than your doctor. If your stay is extensive, you will likely get to know your nurses very well and they will get to know you well.

Of course, here at UCGH, most of us already know you. It IS a small town after all.

Regardless of whether you are well known on entering UCGH, your nurses will take excellent care of you. If you are unable to manage your normal bodily functions without aid, they will be there when you call.

If you need help showering, eating, bathing, or any of the things we take for granted when we are well, they will help. If you must be in bed for an extended time, your nursing staff will clean your bedclothes, assist you in caring for personal hygiene, ensure your medications and treatments are properly administered, and make sure that you are as comfortable as possible.

They do all this in part because doing so is known to help with recovery but also because they care.

A key reason anyone enters nursing is out of care for others. The nurses at UCGH are no different.

We sincerely hope you never have to be hospitalized, but the fact is that at some point in your life it is likely. When that time comes, the nurses at UCGH will be here to help make your stay as comfortable as possible.

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.