The mission of RMCHCS is to serve God by making a profound and lasting difference in the health and quality of life for all people in the community.
RMCHCS is a 501(c)(3), nonprofit, fully integrated healthcare system that is committed to improving the health and well-being of the people of Gallup, McKinley County, and surrounding areas. Today it is a 60-bed, acute care hospital that is accredited by DNV-GL. RMCHCS also has two outpatient clinics as well as hospice, home health, and outpatient behavioral health counseling services.
RMCHCS is the only non-Indian health services medical provider for an approximately 60-mile radius, providing care for patients throughout the region. Except for a 25-bed critical access hospital in Grants, New Mexico, RMCHCS is the only significant civilian hospital for 120 miles.
The City of Gallup, most famously known as the ‘Indian Capital of the World’, hosts thousands of visitors every year who come to shop and to experience the local Navajo and Zuni cultures in terms of their arts and their history. Visitors also come to experience historic Route 66, which runs down the center of town and is lined with historic businesses such as restaurants and motels from the heyday of the "Mother Road”.
The city has 23 public parks, a public swimming pool, 12 tennis courts, an ATV park, and one 18-hole golf course. The Gallup Sports Complex is a cluster of 4 fields that are used for Little League, men's/woman's softball, soccer games and other community events. There is also a facility for rock climbing and a shooting range.
Beyond Gallup, adventurous locals and visitors take to the numerous biking and hiking trails located in Red Rock Park, the Cibola National Forest and the Zuni Mountains. There are also museums of interest, including the Navajo Nation's museum in nearby Window Rock, AZ, and the A'shiwi A'wan Museum located in the Pueblo of Zuni. Nearby events include the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, held annually in August at Red Rock Park, featuring dancers, a rodeo, and juried art show. There is also the annual Red Rock Balloon Rally, held in December.