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, 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.
Nearly six decades later, Memorial Hospital wrote another chapter of service to the Hancock County community. The community celebrated the grand opening of a new facility in July 2009. In October 2020, Memorial Hospital celebrated serving the community for 70 years.
Memorial Hospital offers 21st Century technology so critical to patient care while reflecting the values and dedication to the community which helped the original hospital open its doors in 1950. Memorial Hospital is an independent nonprofit Critical Access Hospital governed by a Board of Directors. Memorial Hospital receives no income from local sales or property taxes. Memorial is currently the second-largest employer in Hancock County.
Services available at Memorial Hospital include a 24/7 emergency room (with almost 4,000 visits per year), surgical procedures, medical imaging technology, and several community clinics.
The legacy of dedication to the community continues, as Memorial Hospital perpetuates the vision of Hancock County leaders 70 years ago. The board of directors, medical staff, administration, and employees of Memorial Hospital are proud to provide to the residents of the region.