Healthy Memphis

A listing of full-service hospitals and health care options in the region.

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


Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville

1500 West Poplar, Collierville, TN, 861-9000

Total staff: 400

Total licensed beds: 71

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, 58 acute-care beds, seven critical-care beds, a Wellness Center, and a six-bed step-down unit.

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

6019 Walnut Grove Road, 226-5000  

Total staff: 3,323

Total licensed beds: 706, The hospital also houses the 35-bed Baptist Memorial Skilled Nursing Facility and the 30-bed Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital.

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 11 years.

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

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, a urodynamics center and a comprehensive breast center which includes mammography, stereotactic biopsy, ultrasound, digital mammograph, and Second Look, a computerized detection system that assists radiologists in the early detection of breast cancer.

Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown

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 and inpatient physical rehabilitation center and an on-site general ambulatory surgery program. Outpatient therapy services are offered on-site and at three satellite locations.

Lakeside Behavioral Health System

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

Total staff: 550

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 inpatient, outpatient, and day 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 since 1976. Two outpatient centers, Cresthaven, located in East Memphis, and a second location in Jackson, Tennessee, provide day and evening outpatient programming. Lakeside also operates an around-the-clock assessment center to help people find the treatment that best meets their needs.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar, 516-6418

Total staff: 1,600

Total licensed beds: 209

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, 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.

Saint Francis Hospital

5959 Park Ave., 765-1000

Total staff: 2,000

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 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 services, geriatric psych unit, nursing home, five sports medicine and rehabilitation centers, a sleep center, an ambulatory surgery center, a heartburn center, and a TotalCare outpatient diagnostic center.

Medical Center/Downtown

Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center

1030 Jefferson Avenue, 523-8990 Total staff: n/a

Total licensed beds: 254

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 VA 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.

Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center

50 N. Dunlap Street, 287-KIDS

Total Staff: 1,935

Total licensed beds: 225

Founded in 1952, LeBonheur 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 LeBonheur from all over the United States and throughout the world.

Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)

951 Court Ave., 577-1800

Total staff: 350

Total licensed beds: 111 (75 operating beds)

MMHI is one of five psychiatric hospitals in Tennessee. State-owned and operated, this public community hospital specializes in short-term, inpatient, intensive psychiatric care for adults. The facility provides individualized treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation where patients receive care based on their specific needs. MMHI is an affiliate of the UT Memphis Health Sciences Center.

Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH)

225 Claybrook, 516-7425

Total Staff: 140

Total licensed beds: 36

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.

Methodist University Hospital

1265 Union, 516-7000

Total Staff: 2,700

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 department, neuroscience, cardiology, oncology, trans-plant services, urology, orthopedic, ear/nose/throat, diabetic dialysis, and rehabilitation. Methodist University Hospital is the flag-ship for Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, the third-largest hospital in the country (based on admissions) and Memphis' second-largest private employer. Methodist University is the principal adult private teaching hospital for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Regional Medical Center at Memphis

877 Jefferson Avenue, 545-7100

Total staff: 2,750

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 (the only Level 1 trauma center in this area), Firefighters Regional Burn Center (the 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 the Diggs-Kraus Sickle Cell Center, Adult Special Care Center for HIV/AIDS, Sunrise Program for pregnant teens, and the Rehabilitation Hospital of Memphis.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

332 N. Lauderdale Street, 495-3300

Total staff: 3,200

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.


Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike, 516-5200

Total staff: 1,258

Total licensed beds: 260

Methodist North Hospital, located in northeast Shelby County, is a community hospital serving the Raleigh-Bartlett area and surrounding communities, as well as residents 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 inpatient care and treatment, expanded laser surgery capabilities, extensive surgical services, outpatient radiology and mammography, a same-day surgery unit, a robotics surgery program, a total joint center, 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.

Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

2986 Kate Bond Rd., 820-7000

Total staff: 454

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.


Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Parkway, Southaven, MS, 662-772-4000

Total staff: 1,701

Total licensed beds: 339

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto, a 339-bed hospital in Southaven, Mississippi, opened in 1988. Since then, the population of the five-county area served by the hospital has boomed, and the hospital is steadily expanding to meet the needs of its patients. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened an 11-story hospital tower that added 140 beds to the facility, allowing it to offer all private rooms. In addition, the new hospital tower added a new and expanded emergency department, more operating suites and space for future additions. 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.

Delta Medical Center

3000 Getwell, 369-8100

Total staff: 540

Total licensed beds: 243

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

Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Drive, 516-3700

Total staff: 788

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.


Baptist Memorial Hospital Location and Referral Service:


Memphis and Shelby County HIV/AIDS Hotline:


Memphis/Shelby County Health Department:


Saint Francis Physician Referral Service:

765-1811, 820-7022 (Bartlett)

TennCare Family Assistance Service Center:


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