Memorial Hospital
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About Memorial Hospital

Memorial Hospital is a vital force in establishing and maintaining the well-being of residents in western Illinois and eastern Iowa. Our history of quality, compassionate care springs from hometown pride and a commitment to excellence.

Hancock County faced an exciting set of circumstances in the post-World War II 1940s. Unparalleled optimism was sweeping the war-weary United States, and that confidence was reflected in the attitudes and actions of west central Illinois residents. Efforts had been launched in 1945 to advance plans for a new hospital (there was none in Hancock County) and by 1950, enough money was raised to open the doors of Memorial Hospital… so named for the local heroes who brought our country to victory.

Today, nearly six decades later, Memorial Hospital has written another chapter of service to the Hancock County community. The community celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in July 2009.

Memorial Hospital offers 21st Century technology so critical to patient care, while reflecting the values and dedication to community which helped the original hospital open its doors in 1950. Designated as a Critical Access Hospital, it is locally owned by the people of Hancock County, and receives no income from local sales or property taxes. It is currently the second largest employer in Hancock County, with an annual payroll of $7 million.

Services available at Memorial Hospital include a 24/7 emergency room (with almost 4,000 visits per year), surgical procedures, medical imaging technology, OB deliveries, and several community clinics.

The legacy of dedication to the community continues, as Memorial Hospital perpetuates the vision of Hancock County leaders 60 years ago. The board of directors, medical staff, administration and employees of Memorial Hospital are proud to provide to the residents of the region "Caring professionals…close to home."

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