Nor-Lea Hospital District: United in Service. Trusted for Life.

Nor-Lea Hospital District is a not-for-profit, community-based healthcare organization that owns and operates Nor-Lea Medical Clinics; Nor-Lea Professional Physicians Center; Nor-Lea Cancer Center; Nor-Lea Home Medical and Nor-Lea General Hospital, a 25 bed Medicare-certified facility.


How We Came To Be

Nor-Lea Hospital District was developed in 1980 after about six years of hard work and determination of the people of northern Lea County. Formerly Lea County General Hospital, owned by the county, it was closed by the county in 1972. The Lovington Chamber of Commerce initially was fundamental in joining together local businesses and many dedicated residents to form Nor-Lea Health, Inc. in 1974. Fundraising activities and numerous trips to Santa Fe finally proved successful, as legislators formed the hospital district and the hospital was re-opened.

Who We Are

Nor-Lea Hospital District currently employs more than 450 full-time and part-time, well qualified and loyal individuals to meet the needs of healthcare in our community. These employees are proud to offer quality care with a community atmosphere for good customer service delivered with respect and dignity. The medical staff at Lea County Detention Facility is employed through the Hospital District pursuant to a management agreement between the Hospital District and Lea County.

The Hospital

Nor-Lea General Hospital has an average daily census of 7.5 combined inpatient and observation stays. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance and private pay are accepted for services rendered. The Emergency Room is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. About 900 individuals utilize this service per month.

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