Hammond-Henry Hospital is a public district hospital located on the northwest side of Geneseo. Its roots are traced to 1901 when John C. Hammond purchased the Northwestern Normal Dormitory and presented it the City of Geneseo for the purpose of establishing a hospital. Hammond also provided a $1,000 check to renovate the building and the hospital opened its doors by the end of the year. For the next 109 years, Hammond-Henry Hospital has continued to serve the community of Geneseo and the surrounding area by providing quality health care services. In 2002, a medical office area was constructed which brought all of the local doctors into the hospital building. This addition also included a surgery center, which allowed for growth in surgery and outpatient procedures. By 2004, a building addition replaced an aging inpatient care unit with a third-floor addition, which provides medical/ surgical care, critical care, and a women's health and birthing center. All but one of the 23 medical/surgical rooms is private and encourages family members and visitors to be a part of a patient's care and recovery. Designed with a focus on a healing environment, the third floor's "Patient Comfort Project" uses natural colors, wood tones and natural light to complement the personal attention provided by the nursing and medical staffs. In July of 2010, the hospital broke ground on an estimated $20 million dollar addition and will include an assisted living wing with other expanded services.
Hammond-Henry Hospital provides medical excellence close to home through the delivery of a broad spectrum of superior, evidence-based healthcare in an attractive state-of-the-art facility to all patients from our communities. Hospital staff are all focused on an excellent patient experience in an atmosphere of teamwork and innovative thinking, where staff and physicians alike can find inspiration and joy in their vocation on a daily basis.
Hammond-Henry Hospital serves our community’s healthcare needs by contributing to the quality of life and well-being of people living within our service area through a cost-effective continuum of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and rehabilitative services.
• Our patients are the reason for our existence.
• The patients we serve deserve respect, honor, and dignity.
• We foster a positive and progressive environment, encouraging creativity, innovation, growth, and satisfaction for all employees.
• We dedicate ourselves to improving the health status of our patients through holistic and compassionate services.
• We recognize the unique needs of specific populations, addressing healthcare concerns from infants to seniors.
• We encourage and support health education for the public and continuing professional education for our healthcare team.
• We believe in consistently providing the highest quality to our customers.
• We embrace change and visualize it as our key to success.
Geneseo is conveniently located on Interstate 80 just 20 minutes by interstate highway to a major international airport. There are eleven major Midwest cities located within 250 miles of Geneseo, including Chicago. The Mississippi River is a short distance away and easily accessible by one of the three major interstates: Interstate 80; Interstate 280; and Interstate 74. You can have the values and advantages of a small, safe town while having close access to big town services. Geneseo has it all for your family.
The Chamber of Commerce hosts several festivals and other community events annually. The three largest festivals are: Music Fest (Father's Day Weekend), Planes, Trains and Automobiles in September, and the Christmas Walk in December.
The Aisle of Flags is one of the most magnificent memorials in the area. Over 650 flags adorn the sidewalks of our City Park commemorating the veterans who have defended our freedom. Weather permitting, the flags fly on Veteran's Day, Independence Day, and Memorial Day.
Area attractions include: Geneseo Art League, Geneseo Historical Museum, Central Theater, Richmond Hill Barn Theater, Geneseo Public Library, and the Geneseo Republic (Newspaper). One public 18 hole golf course, one 9 hole private golf course and outdoor pool, 1 miniature golf course, Geneseo Campground with 63 campsites and 4 cabins. Boating, fishing, and bike paths are located along the Hennepin Canal and Green River. 16 Wi-Fi Sites are found throughout the City. Locally owned and operated Telephone Company. 3 assisted living facilities. Many local non-for-profit organizations host Ice Cream Socials in the City Park during spring, summer and fall. Our citizens and the community are offered support by the Geneseo Food Pantry. The Geneseo Ministerial Association and Rebuilding Together are very active throughout the Community.
The Geneseo Park District provides the community award winning facilities and programs, recently receiving National Recreation and Park Association Awards for Facility Renovation, Website Design, Partnership Programming, and Health & Fitness Promotion.
The District owns and operates a 58,000 square foot Community Center that houses a Cardio/Weight Room with state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Two full-size basketball courts, 2 racquetball courts, an indoor walking/running track and several programming rooms are available to the public 7 days a week. Locker rooms, a sauna, and a large lounge area provide customers with convenient and comfortable amenities.
The Center's Indoor Pool is open year round for open swim, lap swim, fitness classes and private parties. The Outdoor Pool provides summer aquatic fun to Geneseo with water slides, diving boards, bathhouse, and concession area.
The Geneseo Park District operates Central Theater. Located in Downtown Geneseo, this historic 80-year-old theater continues to offer current film entertainment on the big screen. Renovated in 1996, the theater seats 178 and offers Sony Dynamic Digital Surround Sound.