Hospital

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{{Quote|What kind of hospital is this?|Alyx Vance|Half-Life 2 Episode One}}

The '''Hospital''' is a building visited by Gordon Freeman and Alyx Vance during their escape from City 17 in the fourth chapter of ''Half-Life 2 Episode One'', ''Half-Life 2 Episode One storyline Flight|Urban Flight''. It does not have a precise name, since the sign above its entrance only reads "Стационар" ("statsionar" in Latin letters), which means "hospital ward" in Russian.

==Overview==

The hospital presents the conventional features several individual rooms with bathrooms, operating rooms, washing machines, lockers, etc. The walls are covered with typical late 19th century white tiles on their lower parts, while walls are completely covered in some rooms. Some of the signs indicating the directions to the different sections are written in Russian, while some are in English.

==Appearances==
FileEp1 c17 02a0014.jpg|Zombies and Overwatch Soldiers in a corridor.|thumb|200px|left

===''Half-Life 2 Episode One''===

Nearby is located a small Resistance outpost where Barney Calhoun and other Rebels are stationed late in the city uprising, and a Technical Trainstation|freight train station used by the Resistance to help refugees escape the city.

When Gordon and Alyx proceed through the building, they discover it filled with each kind of Zombie (due to the building having been Headcrab Shell|shelled), Overwatch Soldier|Combine Soldiers, Elite and standard, and Hopper Mines. Gordon also takes down a Gunship with the Resistance RPG|RPG in the hospital's attic and falls through several stories to end up in the flooded basement where he is separated from Alyx for a little while. Alyx also finds a Combine SPAS-12|shotgun and wields it for the rest of the chapter. It also seems that operations, the study of human and conceivably zombie anatomy, or torture experimentation have been conducted in the operating rooms.

==Behind the scenes==
FileSigns hospital01.png|right|200px|thumb|The room numbers and names Easter egg.

*The hospital was introduced in the ''Episode One'' second teaser, ''HL2EP1 Launch Teaser 2'', with the tagline "Alyx hates zombies. Even more than you do."

*According to Randy Lundeen, the hospital was mostly designed from scratch. Like most of the City 17 style, it was inspired by Eastern European architecture. The surgery lamps and the overall white and yellow color scheme were drawn from photos of a hospital in WikipediaChernobyl|Chernobyl (not WikipediaPrypiat, Ukraine|Prypiat), while the tile work and the high archways were chosen to give the area the institutional feel of an old European hospital; the metallic beds were based on World War II images. The team wanted to avoid modern-looking fixtures and furniture altogether in order to differentiate the place from a contemporary hospital.''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' commentary

*Following ''Half-Life'' and its expansions, the room numbers are associated to last names of Valve employees, such as Marc Laidlaw, Ted Backman, Chet Faliszek, Erik Wolpaw, http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId,157007/ Adrian Finol, Bill Van Buren, http//www.mobygames.com/developer/sheet/view/developerId=182213/ Gautam Babbar, among others, put there as an Easter egg.

==Gallery==

FileEp1 c17 02a0003.jpg|Washing machines and Zombies. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0011.jpg|Alyx using her gun against Zombies and Overwatch Soldiers.
FileEp1 c17 02a0017.jpg|The attic.
FileEp1 c17 02a0023.jpg|The Gunship taken down in the attic.
FileHospital shell light.jpg|Headcrab Shell in a collapsed corridor.
FileEp1 c17 02a0028.jpg|Overwatch Soldiers fighting Zombies.
FileEp1 c17 02a0033.jpg|Alyx fighting Zombies while a Zombine launches a grenade. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0034.jpg|Alyx being caught in a Zombine's grenade explosion. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0043.JPG|Dead Poison Zombie in a bloody operating room.
FileEp1 c17 02a0064.JPG|Dark corridor. 
FileOperation room.jpg|A bloody operating room.
FileEp1 c17 02a0068.JPG|Flooded room with Barnacles. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0069.JPG|A scene of carnage. 
FileHospital Shell Poison.jpg|Poison Zombie in a destroyed room. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0083.JPG|Operating room where someone seems to have been burnt by a loose electrical cable. 
FileEp1 c17 02a0087.JPG|Hopper Mines, Sentry Turrets and blood.
FileEp1 c17 05000000.jpg|Alyx holding a shotgun in the hospital near the Technical Trainstation.
FileEp1 c17 050027.JPG|Overwatch Soldiers coming down the roof of the hospital near the Technical Trainstation. 


==List of appearances==

*''Half-Life 2 Episode One'' {{1st}}
*''Half-Life 2 Episode Two'' {{Nc}}

==References==
{{Reflist}}

==External links==
*{{YouTube|url=rfnZML6rOaE|text=Half-Life 2 Episode One - Launch Teaser 2}}

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