South Central Colfax County Special Hospital District
About the SCCCSHD
In 1986, the South Central Colfax County Special Hospital District ( SCCCSHD) was formed to bring health care providers and health care services to rural communities of Colfax County. At that time there was a small general hospital in Springer and no medical providers in either Cimarron or Angel Fire. Over the years, we have converted the hospital to a 33 bed Nursing Facility, opened the Cimarron Healthcare Clinic with one physician and one Physician Assistant, and opened the Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic with one Family Physician and two Family Nurse Practitioners. We are also operating a full service Laboratory that covers the entire county. The hospital district area of operations is based upon the school district boundaries for Maxwell, Springer and Cimarron School Districts. We cover almost 3,100 square miles with a service population of 6,000. This is considered Frontier Medicine when you compare this area on a national basis. The nearest General Acute Hospital is in Raton, Miner’s Colfax Medical Center which is 35 miles from Springer and 60 miles from Cimarron. Holy Cross Hospital in Taos is the closest hospital for the Moreno Valley and it is over 30 miles away through mountain canyons.
SCCCSHD is governed by a 5 member board that is elected by popular vote to represent each of the school districts. These board members are elected by their constituents and they must also be consumers of the hospital district’s services. During their 5 year terms, they oversee operations of all aspects of the district. At this time, SCCCSHD has a management contract with Taos Professional Services a division of Holy Cross Hospital to provide Accounting, Information Services and Human Resources oversight.
Funding for the district come from a 4.25 Mill Levy tax on properties within the district’s boundaries. . This Mill Levy is voted on by the district’s service population every 4 years.
Our sevices include:
- General Long Term Care
This facility is focused on meeting the needs of senior citizens in every possible way: from highly trained nurses, friendly staff and a friendly environment, this center is a great place for seniors.
- Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic
Moreno Valley Healthcare Clinic is dedicated to helping the citizens of Colfax County with their health and general wellbeing.
- Colfax Laboratory Services
Colfax laboratory is devoted to helping the people of Colfax county get reliable testing anywhere from food/water testing, to pH levels testing.
- Cimarron Healthcare Clinic
The Cimarron Healthcare clinic helps the people of Cimarron get great care from great staff and great services.