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.
He was cheered, also, by the situation in the hospital.
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.
In the three years since, Stephen has been in the hospital six times, and, last year, missed eighty days of school.