With 300 days of sunshine, wonderfully moderate climate and a great variety of outdoor activities for all ages, San Juan County deserves its reputation as a great place to work and play. Supporting that lifestyle are San Juan County’s great network of hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers.

Start with the region’s largest hospital – community owned and governed San Juan Regional Medical Center (SJRMC) in Farmington. Celebrating its 125th anniversary year of non-profit service to the community in 2025, SJRMC is a full-service 194-bed level III trauma hospital. It is the only Level III trauma facility between Albuquerque, NM and Grand Junction, CO.

To further build capacity and service excellence, San Juan Regional established San Juan Health Partners and has subsequently built a network of practitioners in all major medical specialties

San Juan Regional Medical Center is accredited by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), is a Certified Primary Stroke Center, Accredited Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI V6, and the only Mission: Lifeline® Gold Plus award winner in the state of New Mexico for excellence in cardiac care.

What does all that mean to you and your family and employees?

SJRMC is among the nation’s top hospitals when it comes to treating heart disease and stroke. SJRMC is just one of five hospitals in New Mexico recognized by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association in the U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue. The San Juan Regional Cancer Center is accredited by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Inc.

Finding a Doctor

In addition to the SJRMC medical practices there are many independent physicians and specialty clinics in San Juan County. Finding the right healthcare provider for you and your family in San Juan County is easy. Begin by checking out the search for providers utility on the San Juan Health Partners or San Juan Independent Practice Association websites.

The Picture of Health in San Juan County

The 2020 San Juan County Needs Assessment is a superb study of the healthiness of San Juan County and the identified areas for improvement.

Taken as a whole, San Juan County residents experience better rates of heart disease, cancer and stroke than the U.S average.

San Juan County Health Rankings

Rates per 100,000 people

CategorySan Juan CountyU.S. Average
Heart Disease130.6163.6

Source: 2020 San Juan County Needs Assessment

San Juan County is also home to the Northern Navajo Medical Center (NNMC) in Shiprock. Serving over 80,000 Native Americans, NNMC is one the largest hospitals operated by the Indian Health Service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. NNMC has 860 full-time employees including 75 physicians and 24 mid-level providers and serves.

Residents and visitors alike can take comfort knowing there are quality healthcare options in San Juan County!