Patient Services

Patients are top priority at Hamilton General Hospital.

Staff members care for our patients on a personal level, because many of them are our neighbors and friends, the people we see every day in the grocery store and at community events. Our staff is dedicated to making your stay as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Medical/Surgical Unit

Compassionate and attentive, Hamilton General Hospital’s RN’s, LVN’s and nurses’ aides are highly trained to provide a broad range of inpatient medical care services to patients from infancy through senior adulthood. Each nurse is a patient advocate, meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of patients for exceptional healthcare.

Special Care Unit

Our Special Care Unit is designed to monitor seriously ill but stable patients in a setting that encourages and supports the involvement of family and friends in the care of the patient with the assurance of constant nursing observation.


Our courteous dietary staff make daily rounds offering patients a select, healthy menu including therapeutic diets. Registered and licensed dietitians are available by appointment to assist with disease management, illness prevention or weight management.


Medication is a crucial part of treatment. Our inpatient pharmacy is dedicated to serving our hospitalized patients. Working with physicians and our medical/surgical team, our pharmacy ensures that the correct medication is delivered to the patient on time for optimal healing and pain management.

Respiratory Therapy

Respiratory therapists are licensed professionals who provide diagnostic, treatment, and education to patients with lung diseases or breathing problems under physician supervision.  Respiratory therapists provide breathing treatments, pulmonary function studies, EKGs, arterial blood gases, and pulmonary rehabilitation.


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Auxiliary Services

From sleep chairs for family members to laptops and entertainment consoles, the Hamilton General Hospital Auxiliary provides many comfort items for patients during their stay at Hamilton General Hospital. Auxiliary volunteers provide patients with donated copies of the Hamilton Herald News hot off the press, paperback books, magazines, balloons and handmade pillows. The HGH Auxiliary is funded through tax-deductible contributions.

Electronic Health Records

Adopting the latest technology standard in healthcare, Hamilton General Hospital utilizes electronic health records to ensure efficiency, safety, quality and coordination in patient care. Our patients’ privacy is of the upmost importance to us.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual support can play a key role in the healing process and can help patients and family members through challenges associated with illness or injury. Hamilton General Hospital offers spiritual support through volunteer chaplains in our community.

Emergency Services

From transport to discharge, well-trained emergency staff is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week in our Level IV-designated Trauma Center.

Surgical Services

From colonoscopies and orthopedic surgery to gallbladder removal, outpatients and inpatients are in capable hands with Hamilton General Hospital’s surgical specialists.


Certified Laboratory professionals perform more than a million tests annually following strict industry standards to ensure accuracy.


Available around the clock, Hamilton General Hospital’s Radiology Department includes x-rays, a state-of-the-art CT scan and bone density machine. Digital mammography coming in Fall 2011.

Social Services

A Licensed Social Worker assists patients in need of financial screening and referral, discharge planning, coordination of charity and indigent programs and crisis intervention.


Hamilton Healthcare System has a full time therapist offering inpatient and outpatient services to meet a variety of therapeutic needs for patients of all ages.