Memorial Hospital Carthage
Memorial Hospital includes the 21st Century technology so critical to patient care, while reflecting the values and dedication to community that helped the original hospital open its doors in 1949. The NEW Memorial Hospital was built in 2009. 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.
Located in western Illinois, just a few miles east of the Mississippi, Carthage is the county seat of Hancock County. Carthage is a safe and quiet place to live and work with a growing economy that revolves around agriculture and manufacturing. Carthage has an old downtown square that is host to many historic sites and festivals throughout the year. Area historic sites are associated with Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Joseph Smith and local Indian tribes. The area is rich in the recreational activities including a World of Wonders super playground, golf club, lake, tennis courts, sports complex, swimming pool, YMCA, roller rink, saddle club, gun club, and senior center.
Carthage is conveniently located within 2 hours of the Quad Cities, Peoria, IL and Springfield, IL. The Community is also located within 30 minutes of Quincy, Illinois where a shopping mall, department stores, and restaurants are available.