The page might say “About Us” but it’s really about you.
It is said we are fiercely independent and they’re right. In a time of rampant consolidation in hospital circles, your hospital chooses to remain independent because we believe that is best for you and for the region.
Like schools, a hospital should be a focal point for a community or region’s identity. We are a huge regional asset and our relationship with the communities we serve is important. Trust us, nobody is going to care more about our local residents than the people who live and work local. We do believe that in some cases it makes sense to partner with another organization that can complement us while respecting our independence.
Memorial has focused on smart business decisions while never losing sight of the reason we are here in the first place: to keep you healthy and take care of you when you are not.
Board of Trustees
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MISSION, VISION & VALUES
Our reason for being.
There is a distinct difference between caring for patients and caring about them. In an age where healthcare has become at times impersonal, Memorial Health still believes that holding a hand, lending an ear, and speaking a kind word are just as important to you and your family as our latest medical and technological advances. You’re at the heart of all we do and all we plan to do in the future. You are why we’re here.
To promote wellness and improve the health of people in our community.
Together, creating a new standard for healthcare.
Memorial Health C.A.R.E.S.
Attending to the unique needs of each individual. Providing family-centered support.
Demonstrating ethical behavior. Utilizing our resources efficiently and wisely. Taking initiative for continuous improvement.
Valuing positive relationships. Fostering an environment of courtesy and support. Demonstrating integrity and trust.
Providing high quality healthcare. Ensuring patient safety. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology.
Fulfilling our role as a valued community member. Matching services to changing needs of our community. Providing comprehensive customer service.
In 1945, influential members of the Marysville area community recognized the need to build a hospital to provide healthcare for community members, including those returning from World War II. They gained funding through the Hill-Burton Act, but it wasn’t enough to cover the cost of building a new hospital. That’s when the farmers, merchants, laborers, and business owners stepped forward and gave whatever they could – raising more than $300,000. Memorial Hospital of Union County opened on March 17, 1952, with 40 beds and a staff eager to care for the people who made it all possible.
Since then, as Union County and the surrounding areas grew to over 84,000 residents, we’ve grown right alongside. In Fall of 2014, we started a new and major chapter in our history with our restructuring into Memorial Health, an independent health system which includes:
- Memorial Hospital’s main campus – a 97-bed primary and emergency care center, with more than 30 additional service lines
- Memorial City Gate Medical Center – an outpatient facility housing our Urgent Care, Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine, Orthopedics & Sports Medicine medical practice, Imaging, and Laboratory testing
- Memorial Hospital Outpatient Surgery Center – located near Memorial Hospital, where six types of specialties perform surgical procedures
- Memorial Gables – a skilled nursing facility providing short-term, long-term, and care for those with dementia
- Memorial Medical Group – a network of more than 53 physicians and mid-level providers
- Memorial Health Foundation
Compared to other hospitals, some may consider us a hometown hospital—but we have a big commitment to our regional community in the role we play, the concern we express for our friends and neighbors, and the services we provide to back up that concern.
Memorial Hospital and Memorial Health have received many recent awards and accolades for the high quality of care we provide. We are now located in Marysville, Richwood, Plain City, and Urbana. And we continue to grow to meet the growing needs of our region.
For those who want just the facts, here’s a quick overview of Memorial Hospital—who we are, who we serve, and other vital statistics you should know.
Founded March 1952.
A not-for-profit community hospital serving Union and five surrounding counties—primary service area of 89,000 individuals.
- Union County population: 64,971 (July 2021 Census estimate)
- Marysville City population: 26,223 (July 2021 Census estimate)
Inpatient distribution by county for 2022
- 60.5% from Union
- 13.8% from Logan
- 9.6% from Champaign
- 4.4% from Madison
- 2.6% from Franklin
- 2.1% from Hardin
- 1.9% from Delaware
- 1.7% from Marion
- 3.5% from all other counties
99-bed acute and primary care facility with over 30 additional service lines.
Also have operational authority over Memorial Gables, a 112-bed long-term care facility offering long- and short-term rehabilitation, skilled, intermediate, and dementia care.
Other hospital statistics include:
- A medical staff of more than 411 providers.
- Over 273 adult and teen volunteers.
- Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees.
- Gross patient service revenue of $399 million in 2022.
- Employees: Over 849 at Memorial Hospital, 103 at Memorial Gables, and 141 at Memorial Medical Group.
- ER visits: 18,225
- Babies delivered: 569
- Lab procedures: 452,720
- Occupational Health visits: 4,550
- Radiology procedures: 54,719
- Physical and Occupational Therapy visits: 46,482
- Speech and Language Therapy visits: 3,668
- Specialty Care Clinic patients seen: 31,895 (includes Pain Solutions, Oncology & Hematology, and Wound Care)
- Sleep Lab studies performed: 545
- Urgent Care visits: 31,741
- Food and Nutrition meals served: 479,131
- Volunteer hours provided: 32,914