The Raccoon General Hospital was a medical practice in the midwestern mountain town of Raccoon City located in the north of Raccoon City, close to the St. Michael Clock Tower and Raccoon Park. While not the only hospital, it was certainly the city's main practice.
The general hospital was built in 1992 as part of Umbrella Pharmaceutical, Inc.'s expansion in Raccoon City with Mayor Michael Warren's "bring 21st century" regeneration project. The corporation took control of the basement levels, using them for viral research; B.O.W. development and other acts.
After the the effects of the Arklay Mountains outbreak reached the city, a colony of leeches in the sewers was infected by the t-virus , and posed a threat to Umbrella researchers using the sewers to attend their meetings with Dr. William Birkin.
The earliest known instance of the hospital's involvement with the t-virus was some time before September 10, after the hospital's director made note of the deteriorating condition of people infected with the virus.
No matter what the hospital tried to do, they could not contain the outbreak. On September 18, another patient was admitted with the disease. The morale amongst the hospital staff was still relatively high, with the director adamant that even were he to die from the virus, his medical charts could prove useful for someone trying to find a cure.
It was also that around this time, the leech colony began to move into the upper levels of the hospital. Some of these leeches themselves merged together into a humanoid form comparable to the "mimicry marcus" encountered by Progenitor virus-infected leeches in July.
On September 26, the zombies proved too much to contain, and even locking down entire wings proved fruitless. Many of the surviving doctors and nurses were killed by the zombies at this point, and the director himself soon succumbed to the virus. It was at around this time that George Hamilton led a group of survivors into the hospital in search of medicinal supplies, perhaps seeking to take advantage of the city's collapse to raid what they could. The hospital was soon after abandoned after the remaining survivors used a boat in the sewers to escape to the underground research facility some eight miles north-west of the city centre.
Some time after this a US Army special forces unit made its way into the hospital, only to be killed by the MA-121βs, which had occupied the hospital since Hamilton's departure.
The hospital was abandoned until October 1, when three UBCS mercenaries explored the area - Carlos Oliveira and the monitors Nicholai Ginovaef and Tyrell Patrick. Carlos went over to the hospital to find a t-virus vaccine to help Jill Valentine, who had been infected during a confrontation with a Tyrant, the Nemesis-T02. He encountered Tyrell during his search - the monitor was attempting to open a safe, but soon died when the safe was revealed to have been booby trapped. After recovering the vaccine and avoiding both Hunter β and γ-type B.O.W.s, Carlos departed the hospital; not before he discovered that another person, who he would later learn to have been Nicholai, had planted C4 charges around the building. He escaped just before it was destroyed.
- ↑ Resident Evil Archives city map
- ↑ Resident Evil Archives, page 297
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Resident Evil Outbreak - "The Hive"
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Resident Evil Zero, Investigation Request
- ↑ Resident Evil Outbreak, Researcher's Diary
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Resident Evil 3: Nemesis, Director's Diary
- ↑ Resident Evil Outbreak, Male Nurse's Diary
- ↑ Resident Evil Zero
- ↑ Resident Evil 3: Nenesis, Hospital Scene