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Harrisburg Medical Center

About Harrisburg Medical Center
Harrisburg Medical Center is a progressive hospital with 86 beds and 45 physicians on staff.  Mulberry Center, our psychiatric services unit, is a 28-bed inpatient behavioral health service for both adults and geriatric adults.  Bradford House, an outpatient behavioral health program, is designed to reduce the length of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization or divert individuals from inpatient hospitalization completely.  Our doctors represent most major medical specialties including cardiology, emergency medicine, family practice, gastroenterology, gynecology, internal medicine, nephrology, neurology, oncology and radiation oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, pathology, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, surgery, and urology.

In 2003, the hospital completed a multimillion-dollar expansion.  This addition included an oncology/infusion unit; private two-room mammography suite; surgical suites; expansion of Ambulatory Care, with an additional scope room; geriatric behavioral health unit; and shipping and receiving area.

Recent 2005 additions to the hospital's services include a sterile supply unit and an additional waiting room.  Other spaces such as Imaging Services, Respiratory Therapy, Pharmacy, Lab, Medical Records and Nursing Administration were remodeled.

Harrisburg Medical Center's Home Health Care provides a variety of services to patients in the comfortable and familiar surrounding of their homes.  Home Health serves citizens in nine coutnies within a 50-mile radius of Harrisburg.  The hospital conducts outreach programs to the community through Brown Bag Luncheons, T.E.A.'s (Teaching Early Awareness), arthirtis education and exercise programs, and wellness activities for schools and other community organizations.  Partnerships with businesses in particular, Southeastern Illinois College have allowed us to broaden the services we offer.  Several clinics and numerous physicians serve the people of southeastern Illinois.

About Southern Illinois


You will be living in beautiful southern Illinois, a hidden treasure in America’s heartland. The region is bounded by the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and dotted with accessible lakes nestled in the great hardwoods in the hills of the Shawnee National Forest. The area is rich with state parks, including famous Giant City State Park and Lodge, Garden of the Gods and Little Grand Canyon. 



  • Boating and sailing, fishing, hiking and rock climbing, winding horse trails and miles of cycling paths including Tunnel Hill, the #1 bike ride in Illinois.
  • Tee up at over 25 golf-courses or take a trip on the southern Illinois wine trail where you can visit dozens of wineries and bed and breakfasts.
  • Music festivals and local fairs are numerous and there are many historical attractions, unique shops and towns and fine restaurants with local and international cuisine.

Southern Illinois University

SIU is located in Carbondale. SIU is a major institution with a medical school. It has top-ranked sports programs, especially in football and basketball, and offers a full schedule of theater, live music, opera and other events at historic Shryock Auditorium and modern McLeod Theater.

Additional Information

John A. Logan Community College is just 10 miles from SIU and is one of the top-ranked community colleges in the country. It also offers many educational and cultural activities.














Local shopping includes many quality, national stores and, in southern Illinois, you are only 2.5 hours from St. Louis or Nashville, 3 hours from Memphis and 5 hours from Chicago.  

Climate is mild, with an extended and vibrant fall season, mild winters, and long, warm spring seasons. Average rainfall is 40 inches, snowfall 6 inches, temperature in winter averages 35 degrees and in summer 72 degrees.


All of this quality lifestyle comes at a very pleasant cost. One may purchase a new home on land with room for horses for less than the price of a home in many cities. 


A great hospital, a growing health system, possibilities for specialty medicine, a wonderful place to live and a low cost of living. Come visit us and see for yourself the great advantages of practicing in southern Illinois with Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, St. Joseph Memorial Hospital and Herrin Hospital: the Southern Illinois Healthcare family