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The Smallville Medical Center is the local hospital in Smallville. It is a comprehensive care center capable of treating a variety of ailments.

Lana Lang has a wing in the hospital named after her; it was a gift from Lex. [citation needed]

Known Staff

Dr. MacIntyre explains Lionel's condition to Lex in Vortex.

Dr. Harden explains Ryan's condition in Stray.

Dr. Yaeger Scanlan advises Lex on Lionel's eye surgery.

The Unnamed Doctor informs Lana that she was never pregnant.

Dr. Bryce consults with Martha Kent regarding her pregnancy.


Clark gets injured without his powers in Leech.

Clark Kent has been treated at the Center a handful of times, despite being generally invulnerable.

  • He was treated for bruised ribs after temporarily losing his powers to Eric Summers in 2002.
  • In 2004, Sheriff Adams administered a sobriety test to Clark at the hospital when he seemingly tried to run Chloe Sullivan over. (He passed.) He received a pair of eyeglasses that year and was also briefly a patient when he passed out after exposure to a hallucinogenic toxin, but quickly recovered and left.
  • Shortly after becoming rendered mortal, Clark was treated for a gunshot wound to the abdomen in 2005. He actually flatlined and died clinically, but was resurrected by Jor-El and regained his Kryptonian powers.

Lana visits as Lex recovers from a gunshot wound in Lockdown.

Lex Luthor, despite his vast resources and private doctors, has been treated at the SMC many times since making Smallville his home. Lex's trips to the hospital noticeably increased at the same time his friendship with Clark Kent dissolved.

  • Around the Christmas of 2005, Lex was shot in the shoulder and abdomen during a robbery. He was expected to recover, but be paralyzed from the waist down. However, Lionel authorized a risky transfer out of SMC to Metropolis General, where he underwent surgery and made a full recovery.
  • In 2006, he was shot again by Greg Flynn but also fully recovered. That same year, Lex was nearly strangled by Graham Garrett, who went to SMC to finish him off, but Lex was able to shoot him. Towards the end of that year, he was taken in with second-degree burns and bruised ribs after being attacked by Baern.
  • In 2007, Lex was taken to the hospital by Clark after being knocked unconscious by Curtis Knox.
  • In 2008, Lex had a bullet removed after being shot in the head by Finley.

Chloe begins to fall ill in Truth.

Chloe Sullivan has also been in the hospital a number of times, prompting her boyfriend Jimmy to observe that Smallville is a dangerous place to live.

  • She suffered bruises and a broken arm after falling from a window, then almost suffocated after being kidnapped and buried alive in 2002.
  • In 2003, she had a parasite from the Kawatche Caves surgically removed.
  • In 2004, Chloe was treated for minor cuts and scrapes after Clark Kent (under subliminal hypnosis from Molly Griggs) almost ran her over. She was also a victim of the widespread hallucinogenic toxin. She suffered severe headaches from being exposed to a truth serum, but self-discharged the hospital before they could care for her.
  • She was admitted for psychiatric treatment after an apparent suicide attempt in 2006.
  • In 2007, after a reaction to her mysterious meteor-rock infection, she was brought here with unusual vitals. The staff was unable to revive her and she apparently died, but spontaneously revived in the morgue and was rescued from the refrigeration cabinat by Clark.
  • In 2008, Chloe was attacked by Brainiac. He was unable to completely control her but she was incapacitated and admitted to the hospital on life support. She revived and was released when Clark defeated Brainiac.

Lionel Luthor has been treated on numerous occasions as well, despite his opinion that the small-town Center provides sub-standard medical care, and the fact that he lives in Metropolis.

Although Martha Kent has spent a considerable amount of time at the SMC, she has only received care a few times.

  • In 2002, she was treated for an acute toxic reaction. She also received prenatal care at the facility. She was admitted after a car accident and subsequent miscarriage in 2003.

Jonathan Kent, like his wife Martha, spent only a small percentage of his time at the center being treated.

Lana is treated for a gunshot wound in Noir.

Over the years Lana Lang has ended up in Smallville Medical Center more than any other character.

  • In 2002, Lana also succumbed to the effects of the Nicodemus flower. That same year, she was caught in a gas line explosion and a tornado.
  • In 2003, Lana was trampled by a spooked horse and broke her leg in several places. This stay was extensive and followed by intense physical therapy.
  • In 2004, Abigail Fine gave her a hallucinogenic kiss and a large mirror fell and shattered on top of her. Lana was also a victim of the hallucinogenic toxin that year.
  • In 2005, Lana was attacked by the Disciples of Zod. They threw her across the room and knocked her unconscious. Clark disobeyed Jor-El and gave up his Kryptonian powers to take her to the hospital. There, the two decided to be together. Shortly after, Clark was exposed to silver kryptonite and became paranoid and jealous. In a psychotic rage, he choked her unconscious, but she and Clark were saved by Milton Fine. Clark visited her in the hospital to apologize.
  • In 2006, Lana visited the hospital after General Zod stabbed her in the hand. She also visited the hospital after having fatigue and fainting spells and learned she was pregnant that year. She began seeing Dr. Langston for prenatal care.
  • In 2007, Lana fell down a flight of stairs, but was told that her unborn child was fine. Shortly after, Lex found Lana collapsed on the floor in pain. He rushed her to the hospital and she was informed that she had miscarried. She was then knocked unconscious. Clark and Chloe rescued her and Clark took her to the hospital where she learned that she was never pregnant at all and had been given synthetic hormones. Lana was admitted again after being shot in the shoulder by an unknown assailant while at the Daily Planet building trying to expose a story that would incriminate both Luthors. After she faked her death, Lana's "remains" were presumably taken to SMC, as they issued her death certificate.

Lois is treated for exposure after returning from the Fortress of Solitude in Zod.

Lois Lane has been treated at the Center, despite her relatively short time in Smallville.

  • Lois was treated after sustaining a fall off a stool and after exposure and a plane crash in 2006.
  • Even though she was in Metropolis at the time, Lois was inexplicably treated here when Lana Lang threw her through a glass door in 2007.

Jimmy is attacked and hospitalized for hypothermia in Fierce.

Despite the fact that Jimmy Olsen lived in Metropolis, he was a patient at SMC several times.

  • In 2006, he was hospitalized after being attacked by a man-eating plant.
  • In 2007, he was treated for hypothermia.
  • In 2008, he was treated to stabilize severe injuries sustained when a monster attacked his wedding, and was then transferred to Star City for more advanced care.

Other patients

  • Whitney Fordman, was treated off screen for cuts and bruises, after Greg Arkin made him crash his truck.
  • George Fordman, was treated for a heart condition.
  • Pete Ross, was treated for a broken arm in 2002, after Byron Moore threw Pete into a car and ran off.
  • Ryan James was diagnosed and treated for a brain tumor after escaping the Summerholt Institute, but died at SMC shortly afterward when his condition deteriorated.
  • Sarah Conroy was being kept in a drug-induced coma by her uncle and awakened here when she was removed from his care.
  • Adam Knight underwent intensive physical therapy and had an extended stay here before moving into the Talon apartment.
  • Vince Davis was treated for liver failure.


See also

Places in Smallville
Smallville Crater LakeHigh SchoolKawatche CavesKent Farm (barn, house, storm cellar) • Luthor MansionLuthorCorp Fertilizer Plant Number ThreeMain Street (Beanery) • Medical CenterMiller's FieldTalon (apartment, basement)
Metropolis Ace of ClubsBelle ReveCadmus LabsC&L's apartmentDaily PlanetIsis FoundationGeneral HospitalLuthorCorp Plaza (Level 33.1) • Queen TowerSuicide SlumsSummerholt InstituteUniversityWatchtower
Other Black CreekCheckmate CastleD.E.O. headquartersEgyptFortress of SolitudeGotham City (Arkham Asylum, Batcave, Wayne Manor) • GranvilleS.T.A.R. LabsStar CityThemyscira
Planets AlmeracApokolipsEarthEarth-2Earth-MajesticKrypton (Kandor, New Krypton, Phantom Zone) • MarsOa