Bolivar General Hospital

650 Nuckolls Road
Bolivar, Tennessee 38008



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Bolivar General Hospital, an affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, is committed to ensuring the health of our community by providing superior healthcare services.

Our vision is to achieve our goal by locally providing primary care in conjunction with the resources available at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

Our Services

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lab
  • Physical Therapy
  • Radiology/Mammography
  • Respiratory Care
  • Sleep Laboratory
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation

Bolivar General Hospital has 51 licensed beds and is a member of the American Hospital Association, Tennessee Hospital Association, and West Tennessee Hospital Council. We are licensed by the State of Tennessee and have been approved by the Department of Health and Human Services for participation in Medicare and Medicaid Programs.

A wholly-owned affiliate of West Tennessee Healthcare, Bolivar General Hospital is governed by a separate advisory board composed of citizens from Bolivar and Hardeman County.

Departments and Services

Nursing Care

Registered nurses and licensed practical nurses provide the backbone of patient care at Bolivar General Hospital. Around the clock they move quietly and efficiently to watch patients' progress and render care. Whether in the emergency room, surgery suite, or medical patient wing, our nursing staff provides the expertise and caring to not only fulfill physicians' orders, but to meet patients' needs.

Laboratory and Pathology Services

Routine tests on blood and other body fluids are the regular function of the Laboratory. This diagnostic information assists your physician with a proper diagnosis and helps determine the treatment process. The Laboratory also maintains all blood bank services.

Our Laboratory is committed to maintaining a standard of excellence and service to our patients, and is accredited by the College of American Pathology. The Lab is staffed around the clock by licensed personnel.

Medical Care

Physicians on the medical staff of Bolivar General Hospital work together to assure that a full range of services is available for patients. They also participate in quality reviews and decision-making to provide clinical treatment for patients in keeping with advances in medical technology.

The Medical Staff at Bolivar General Hospital provides a balance of primary care and specialty physicians to meet the healthcare needs of the community. Areas of medical specialty include:

  • Family Practice Radiology
  • Internal Medicine Podiatry
  • CardiologyGYN/Prenatal Care

Medical office buildings for many of the medical staff members are located on hospital property to add to your convenience in receiving health services.


In an emergency, Bolivar General Hospital provides the immediate care that makes the difference. Our Emergency Department is staffed 24 hours-a-day. The nurse will evaluate your status on arrival, and a physician is available for prompt attention in emergency care.

Our Emergency Department is equipped and staffed to handle all medical and accidental emergencies; however, when a patient's condition exceeds our capability to provide a specialist's care, we initiate transfer by helicopter or ambulance to a larger medical center.

At Bolivar General Hospital, we are always ready to intervene with modern, caring medical treatment to lessen the trauma of an emergency.

For an ambulance, please dial 911.


All patient medications ordered by physicians are provided through the hospital's licensed pharmacists. The pharmacists monitor each patient's drug profile for possible drug interactions to avoid additional problems.

Respiratory Care

Respiratory Care assists the physician with diagnosis and treatment of all forms of respiratory (lung) dysfunction. This may be as simple as oxygen administration or as complex as mechanically assisted breathing.

Health Information

The patient's complete hospital record is stored in the Health Information Department. It contains all the test results, all the medication received, and a summary of progress while a patient is in the hospital.

The Health Information Department works under a Code of Ethics similar to the physician's. Patients can rest assured that their records are kept confidential and are released only with their permission.

Radiology (X-ray)

Our Radiology Department offers a variety of services necessary to assist physicians in making a prompt and accurate diagnosis.

We offer general diagnostic and fluoroscopic exams, echocardiograms, ultrasound, and CT scans (computed tomography). We are especially proud of our Mammography Center. The Mammography Center is staffed by female technologists who have special certification and training in Mammography.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy enables many patients to return home with less time spent in the hospital. Physical Therapy uses various treatments as well as therapeutic exercise to return patients to their prior level of independence.

Physical therapy services are provided for outpatients as well as inpatients. These services must be ordered by a physician and are performed under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.

Our range of services encompasses medical, surgical, neurological, orthopedic and sports. Physical therapy services are available for adults, geriatric patients, and children.

Outpatient Services

In our fast-paced society, having outpatient services readily available is a necessity, not a luxury. When your physician orders outpatient testing or therapy, have it done close to home through the outpatient services of Bolivar General Hospital. Just have your physician write a prescription for the services you need, and call us for scheduling at your convenience. We will report the results promptly to your attending physician, anywhere. Some of our services include:


  • Diagnostic Laboratory Tests
  • Pre-op Laboratory Tests
  • Blood Banking


  • Blood Administration
  • Intravenous(IV) Fluid Therapy
  • Post-Chemo Drug Therapy


  • Diagnostic X-ray
  • CTExamination
  • Sonogram (ultrasoundexamination)
  • Mammogram
  • Echocardiogram

Outpatient Specialty Clinics

  • Cardiology
  • EKG
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Urology
  • Podiatry
  • OB/GYN

Physical Therapy

  • Ultrasound (deepheat)
  • Superficial Heat and Cold Treatments
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Traction
  • Whirlpool Therapy
  • Gait Training
  • Iontophoresis
  • TENS Units
  • Exercise Programs(weights, treadmill, bicycle)

For your convenience, online bill payment is offered. Please click here to access online bill payment.

For concerns about patient care and or safety in the organization, please contact Ruby Kirby, administrator, at 731-659-0218.

If you are a Medicare beneficiary and disagree with a coverage decision or feel you have been discharge too soon, you have a right to appeal by notifying your Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). Call 1-800-633-4227 for information about asking your QIO for a second opinion.

For concerns that cannot be resolved through the organization, you are encouraged to contact the Joint Commission's office of Quality Monitoring at 1-800-994-6610 or e-mail