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Brief History

Fort Memorial HospitalEarly in 1942, the small hospital that served Fort Atkinson and the surrounding area closed its doors. Concerned citizens rallied the community, appealing for donations to someday fund a new hospital. Meanwhile, these citizens leased the former hospital to continue to provide care until a new hospital could be built. The community stepped forward with great generosity funding the efficient 62-bed Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital which began caring for patients in 1950.

The hospital was, and remains, a memorial to the brave men and women if this vicinity who served with the armed forces of the United States of America in World War I and World War II.

Fort Memorial Hospital today is a modern, fully accredited, 42 licensed bed facility with more than 100 physicians on staff, providing caring service to a community of neighbors living in Fort Atkinson, Johnson Creek, Jefferson, Whitewater, Lake Mills, Cambridge, Palmyra and the surrounding area.

Welcome to Fort HealthCare

We at Fort Memorial Hospital look forward to caring for you. As our patient, you are the center of our concern. You will receive the very best care from highly trained professionals. You will also benefit from some of the most advanced scientific techniques and technology available today. We are here to provide you with the finest care in a personalized manner. The hundreds of employees making up our hospital staff are dedicated to providing you with quality health care as well as respect for your well-being and dignity.


Fort Memorial Hospital tries to meet the needs of its patients and their families and friends by having a liberal visiting policy.

Rest is an important part of any patient’s recovery, yet we recognize that having visitors may also be very beneficial to the patient’s well-being and recuperation. Sometimes, in the patient’s best interest, visitors may have to be restricted. Family and friends: please understand tests, treatments, and therapies take time and strength so you may be asked to wait or visit at another time.

Visitors to all patient care units should be free from infection, which includes coughing, sneezing, or blowing your nose. Children are welcome to visit patients; those under 10 years of age should be accompanied by an adult. We ask that all visitors be cognizant of our patients’ needs and welfare when visiting. Please ask the nursing staff about visiting patients where signage at their door indicates some restrictions. We will be happy to instruct and assist you. Should you visit the hospital during the late evening hours, access may be gained only through the Emergency Department entrance.

Patient Services Guide – Welcome to Fort Memorial Hospital

Guia de Servicos Parciente – Bienvenidos a Fort Memorial Hospital