Healthy Choices

A listing of full-service hospitals, and other options in and around Memphis.

All addresses are Memphis and all area codes are 901 unless otherwise indicated.



1500 West Poplar Collierville, TN, 861-9000

Total staff: 400

Total licensed beds: 61

Baptist Memorial opened its Collierville hospital in 1999. This hospital has premier facilities including large patient rooms with the amenities of home. The hospital's 75-acre campus has large trees, a walking trail, and a pond. Medical services include a full-service emergency room, a Women's Center, outpatient rehabilitation, open MRI facilities, inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, the Baptist Sleep Disorders Center, 48 acute-care beds, seven critical-care beds, a Wellness Center, and a six-bed step-down unit.


6019 Walnut Grove Road, 226-5000  

Total staff: 3,500

Total licensed beds: 766, including 30 skilled nursing beds and 30 restorative care beds

Baptist Memphis is the flagship of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system and serves as a major referral system for patients across the Mid-South. The hospital offers many diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitation services and has added many beds in the past few years with the opening of a new patient tower and the Baptist Heart Institute. Consumers have named it their most preferred hospital for overall health-care services in a National Research Corporation poll for the past 10 years.


6225 Humphreys Blvd., 227-9000

Total staff: 600+

Total licensed beds: 140

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women opened in 2001. It is the only freestanding women's hospital in Memphis and one of only a handful of such hospitals across the country. Special facilities include the Dr. Sam P. Patterson Library, a newborn intensive-care unit, a high-risk pregnancy center, the Center for Urinary and Pelvic Disorders, the Women's Health Center Boutique. and a comprehensive breast center.


2100 Exeter Road, 757-1350

Total staff: 319

Total licensed beds: 68

This rehab hospital offers a full array of inpatient and outpatient medical rehabilitation services. The facility specializes in the treatment of neurological and orthopedic disorders, spinal cord and brain injuries, and other disorders. The hospital operates an outpatient physical rehabilitation center and an on-site general ambulatory surgery program. Outpatient therapy services are offered on-site and at five satellite locations.


2911 Brunswick (38133) 377-4700, 1-800-232-LAKE

Total staff: 480

Total licensed beds: 325

(296 acute, 29 residential)

Lakeside provides comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. As a full-service private behavioral health hospital, Lakeside specializes in both inpatient and outpatient treatment for emotional/behavioral problems, emotional trauma, and addiction problems for all ages. Lakeside's 37-acre main campus is located near I-40 and Highway 64 and has been in operation for more than 25 years. Two outpatient centers, Cresthaven, located in East Memphis and a second location in Jackson, Tennessee, provide day and evening outpatient programming. Lakeside also op-erates an around-the-clock assessment center to help people find the treatment that best meets their needs.


7691 Poplar, 516-6418

Total staff: 1,404

Total licensed beds: 209

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hos-pital, located in East Shelby County, is a community hospital serving East Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and surrounding communities. The hospital offers services for pediatric patients, OB-GYN service, cardiac care, general medicine, an emergency room, and a cardiac chest-pain emergency department.


5959 Park Ave., 765-1000

Total staff: 2,097

Total licensed beds: 519

Saint Francis Hospital is a full-service health-care facility that offers a wide range of services including a chest-pain emergency center designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and a Cardiac Care Center that has been named a United Healthcare Premium Cardiac Specialty Center. The Saint Francis Center for Surgical Weight Loss has been designated as a Center of Excellence by the American Society of Bariatric Surgery and as a CIGNA Certified Hospital for Bariatric Surgery. Other services include a stroke emergency center, diabetes care center, cancer care center, family birthing center, women's center, behavioral health program, nursing home, five sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, a sleep center, a new ambulatory surgery center, a heartburn center, and a TotalCare outpatient diagnostic center.

Medical Center/Downtown


1030 Jefferson Avenue, 523-8990 Total staff: 1,716 (full-time)

Total licensed beds: 270

A part of the Memphis community since 1922, the VA Medical Center is a tertiary-care facility and one of the most complex in the nation's VA health-care system. Located in the heart of the Memphis medical community, the Medical Center makes services available to more than 196,000 veterans residing in 53 counties in Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. It serves as a regional referral center for spinal cord injury and prosthetics treatment and offers acute medical, surgical, and psychiatric care, as well as comprehensive primary, intermediate, and specialized outpatient care to entitled and eligible veterans. Phase two of the scheduled three-phase seismic correction/modernization project which began in 1996 is presently under way.


50 N. Dunlap Street, 287-KIDS

Total Staff: 1,870

Total licensed beds: 225

Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center is the Mid-South's first and only comprehensive pediatric medical facility. More than 130,000 children throughout the region are treated annually on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Children are referred to Le Bonheur from all over the United States and throughout the world.


865 Poplar Avenue, 524-1200

Total staff: 352

Total licensed beds: 135

State-owned and operated, this public community hospital specializes in short-term, inpatient, intensive psychiatric care for adults.


225 Claybrook, 516-7425

Total Staff: 141

Total licensed beds: 44

Methodist Extended Care Hospital is housed on the same campus as Methodist University Hospital. MECH is a long-term, acute-care facility that provides highly individualized care for medically fragile patients who still need specialized nursing care and intensive therapies through an extended hospital stay.


1265 Union, 516-7000

Total Staff: 2,814

Total licensed beds: 669

Methodist University Hospital, located in the heart of the medical center, is a full-service tertiary care facility, receiving referrals from across the Mid-South as well as from around the United States and the world. Services include an emergency room, a cardiac chest-pain emergency de-partment, neurology, cardiology, oncology, stem cell transplants, transplant services, urology, orthopedic, ear/nose/throat, diabetic dialysis, and rehabilitation. Methodist University Hospital is the flagship for Methodist Healthcare, the third-largest hospital in the country and Memphis' second-largest private employer. Methodist University is the principal adult private teaching hospital for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.


877 Jefferson Avenue, 545-7100

Total staff: 2,540

Total licensed beds: 620

Known as "The Med," the Regional Medical Center at Memphis is a "safety-net" teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee and serves a 150-mile radius, which includes five states. The Med's five centers of excellence include the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center (only level 1 trauma center in this area), Firefighters Regional Burn Center (only full-service burn treatment center within a 150-mile radius), High-risk Obstetrics Center, Wound Center, and Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center (newborn intensive care). Other specialty services include Diggs-Kraus Sickle Cell Center, Adult Special Care Center for HIV/AIDS, Sun-rise Program for pregnant teens, and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis.


332 N. Lauderdale Street, 495-3300

Total staff: 3,036

Total licensed beds: 60

St. Jude is the premier center in the United States for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other childhood catastrophic diseases. It specializes in the research of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, numerous solid tumor forms of cancer, severe infectious diseases, and genetic disorders. Each year, the hospital treats more than 4,400 patients from all over the world, most of whom are seen on an outpatient basis, and no family ever pays St. Jude for medical treatment. The internationally known center is in the midst of a $1.2 billion expansion program that has seen four new buildings in the past five years; next will be a $114 million tower to house diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology, as well as a brain cancer research and treatment center.



3960 New Covington Pike, 516-5200

Total staff: 1,255

Total licensed beds: 248

Methodist North Hospital, located in the northeast part of Shelby County, is a community hospital serving the Raleigh-Bartlett area and surrounding communities, as well as residents in areas of north Shelby and south Tipton counties. Methodist North offers a full range of services including an emergency department, a cardiac chest-pain emergency department, comprehensive cardiac care, acute in-patient care and treatment, expanded laser surgery capabilities, extensive surgical services, outpatient radiology and mammography, a same-day surgery unit, and maternity services and neonatal intensive care. Methodist North also offers outpatient therapeutic services, including rehabilitation services for speech, occupational, and physical therapy, as well as cardiac rehabilitation.


2986 Kate Bond Rd., 820-7000

Total staff: 432

Total licensed beds: 100

Bartlett's first full-service health care facility opened in June 2004, offering emergency and surgical care. The facility is located on 23.6 acres and features 64 medical/surgical beds, a maternity ward with 10 mother-baby suites, 10 level II nursery beds, and 16 critical care/intensive-care beds. It also provides a 24-hour emergency-care center.



7601 Southcrest Parkway, Southaven, MS, 662-349-4000 (phone number will change to 662-772-4000 in November 2006)

Total staff: 1,300

Total licensed beds: 199 (The hospital will have a total of 339 beds when the new bed tower opens in November 2006.)

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto is a private, not-for-profit facility offering a full range of inpatient and outpatient medical services. In November 2006, the hospital will open a new 447,000-square-foot, 10-story bed tower that will double the size of the hospital and allow it to offer all private rooms. In 2001, Baptist DeSoto completed a $40 million expansion that brought open-heart surgery and radiation oncology services to the hospital, as well as expanded labor and delivery services. The hospital also provides a 24-hour emergency room; the Baptist DeSoto Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Women's Center, which offers a number of diagnostic services; and much more.


3000 Getwell, 369-8100

Total staff: 467

Total licensed beds: 243

Delta Medical Center is a medical/surgical hospital offering around-the-clock emergency services, radiology, respiratory ther-apy, cardiology, inpatient and ambulatory surgery, and an intensive-care unit. Additional services include a sleep lab and hyperbaric and wound care services. In-patient and outpatient behavioral health services offer adult mental health, addictive disorder treatment, geriatric programs, and Christian-based services.


1300 Wesley Drive, 516-3700

Total staff: 683

Total licensed beds: 200

Methodist South Hospital is an acute care satellite hospital located in Whitehaven and serves south Memphis and northern Mississippi. Services include a dialysis unit, a maternity center, a critical-care unit, a cancer-care center, a self-contained same-day surgery unit, an emergency room, a cardiac chest-pain emergency department, and cardiac care.

Medical Assistance and Physician Referral Services

Memphis and Shelby County HIV/AIDS Hotline: 544-7575

Baptist Memorial Hospital Location and Referral Service: 226-3627

The Med Nurse Triage Answering Service: 545-6000

Memphis/Shelby County Health Department: 544-7600

Saint Francis Physician Referral Service: 765-1811, 820-7022 (Bartlett)

Tennessee Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222

TennCare Family Assistance Service Center: 1-866-311-4287

Tennessee Bureau of Health Services: 615-741-7305

Tennessee Department of Human Services: 344-5040

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