Healthcare Designed with You in Mind

1401 E. 12th Street, Mendota, IL  61342     815-539-7461

Our History

Mendota Community Hospital opened its doors on June 10, 1951. The hospital was named as a memorial to all who made the supreme sacrifice in World Wars I & II.


Mendota Community Hospital

A bronze plaque located at the entrance to the building simply states, “A memorial to the heroes of our community we must not forget”. The laying of the cornerstone occurred on October 2, 1949. Residents, former residents, business people, and corporations of Mendota and the surrounding communities donated all the funds required to build and equip the original hospital. The hospital was, in every sense of the word, a community project.


For many years the facility built in 1951 served the health care needs of the area. Through the years as technological advances were made, services added, and health care needs changed, the hospital underwent remodeling and new construction. In 1980 the ICU and ER were added, in 1989 a 7,543 square foot surgery room was added on the west side, in 1991 Food Service was expanded and remodeled, and in 1997 a building addition was completed thathouses the outpatient clinics, chemotherapy, and Cardiac Rehab. In 1995, a building was purchased to house Home Health. Major remodeling projects took place in the Medical Surgical unit in 1998-99; Laboratory in 2003, and Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy in 2003.


Today Mendota Community Hospital is one of the larger employers in the community with over 300 employees on staff. Directed by a volunteer board, the Critical Access Hospital is an acute care non profit corporation.