Healthy Choices

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

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville

1500 West Poplar, Collierville, TN, 861-9000
Total staff: 425
Total licensed beds: 81

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, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, inpatient and outpatient surgery, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, the Baptist Sleep Disorders Center, a Wellness Center, 68 acute-care beds, seven critical-care beds, 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 13 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 that 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: 328
Total licensed beds: 68

This 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 Road, 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 Fayette Hospital

214 Lakeview Drive, Somerville, TN, 516-4000

Total staff: 110
Total licensed beds: 46

Methodist Fayette Hospital serves Somerville and neighboring communities in West Tennessee. Fayette offers emergency and non-emergency services including acute heart attack and stroke intervention, cardiology, thoracic and cardiovascular services, general surgery, hematology, lab services, oncology, ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy, radiology, same-day surgery, and urology. Diagnostic services include CAT scan, ultrasound, mammography, MRI, and nuclear medicine.

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital


7691 Poplar Avenue, 516-6418
Total staff: 1,609
Total licensed beds: 209

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital 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. General diagnostic procedures are offered as well as CAT scans, MRI, peripheral vascular procedures, nuclear medicine, ultrasound, and digital cardiovascular imaging. The hospital also offers outpatient rehabilitation services for physical, speech, and occupational therapy and also has a stroke support group. A 100-bed expansion on the southwest corner of the campus, including an additional parking deck, is scheduled to be completed in 2010.

Saint Francis Hospital


5959 Park Avenue, 765-1000
Total staff: 2,000
Total licensed beds: 519

This hospital has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA Healthcare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgery. The hospital provides a broad spectrum of quality medical services, including an ambulatory surgery center, behavioral health services, cardiac care center, center for surgical weight loss, neurosciences, orthopedics, rehabilitation services, sleep center, total care outpatient services, and women's 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: 2,042
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. Every year it treats almost 140,000 children from 47 states and various countries. Home to one of the nation's 10 busiest pediatric emergency departments and hosting one of the largest pediatric surgical brain tumor programs, Le Bonheur is building a new state-of-the-art hospital. The $327 million facility is scheduled to open in 2010 and will significantly increase the space for patient care, research, and teaching.

Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)


951 Court Avenue, 577-1800
Total staff: 317
Total licensed beds: 111 (75 operating beds)

MMHI is one of five state-owned psychiatric hospitals in Tennessee. This regional mental health institute specializes in short-term, inpatient, intensive psychiatric care for adults. MMHI provides individualized treatment and psychosocial rehabilitation tailored to patients' specific needs. MMHI partners with the UT Health Science Center to provide training for psychiatric residents, medical students, and other allied health professionals.

Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH)


225 Claybrook, 516-7425
Total staff: 153
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: 2,578
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, transplant services, urology, orthopedic, ear/nose/throat, diabetic dialysis, and rehabilitation. Methodist University Hospital is the flagship 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: 2,409
Total licensed beds: 631

Known as "The MED," the Regional Medical Center at Memphis is a "safety-net" teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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: 3,600
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 5,400 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 recently completed a $1.2 billion expansion program that has seen four new buildings in the past five years. Among them are the Chili's Care Center, which houses diagnostic imaging and radiation oncology, and a brain cancer research and treatment center.



Methodist North Hospital


3960 New Covington Pike, 516-5200
Total staff: 1,194
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 an advanced wound-care clinic. 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 Road, 820-7000
Total staff: 551
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 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 Road, 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.

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