in the hospital

in the hospital

Receiving medical or surgical treatment, care, or attention at a hospital. My grandmother is in the hospital again for hip surgery. I heard you were in the hospital last week! Are you all right?
See also: hospital
References in classic literature ?
If he was in the hospital and yet not on the staff he could only have been a house-surgeon or a house-physician--little more than a senior student.
He saw the wind making on the clouded horizon, and thought of the sick in the hospital. Here was something waiting his hand to be done, and it was not in his nature to lie down and sleep, or die, when any task remained undone.
He was cheered, also, by the situation in the hospital. Despite the storm there had been but one death, and there was only one fresh case, while half a dozen boys crawled weakly away to the barracks.
In turn, patients who suffer from the most common and the most life-threatening diseases, such as heart tremors, liver cancer, cervix and uterine cancer, are registered as quickly as possible in the hospital.
"If there is a 'code blue' [a life-threatening emergency] in the hospital and it's not their patient, they don't respond," Baggett said.
PC Craig Rayson is co-ordinating the joint initiative with hospital managers to try to reduce thefts, break-ins and criminal damage involving vehicles parked in the hospital's grounds.