Making the Rounds

A listing of full-service hospitals in the Memphis area.

The new Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital features a fabulous art collection. The welcoming centerpiece (pictured) is "I Can Fly!" by Jeanne Seagle and Lea Holland, Pomegranate Studios. The Le Bonheur art collection is open to the public. To arrange a tour, contact Linda Hill at (901) 287-6966 or e-mail

Photograph by Larry Kuzniewski

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: 81
Baptist Collierville opened in May 1999. The hospital sits on a 75-acre, parklike campus and features extra-large patient rooms and a walking trail. Medical services include a full-service emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery, ICU, a six-bed stepdown unit, acute care unit, inpatient and outpatient diagnostics, Women’s Center, and the Baptist Sleep Disorders Center.


Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

6019 Walnut Grove Road, 226-5000
Total staff: 3,300-plus
Total licensed beds: 771 (This includes the Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital and Skilled Nursing Unit.)
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. In 2011, HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, ranked Baptist Memphis’ clinical quality among the top 5 percent in the nation for the fourth year in a row. Recent additions to the hospital include the hybrid vascular surgical suite, the valve center, and the CyberKnife for stereotactic radiosurgery. For the past 15 years, consumers have named Baptist Memphis their most preferred hospital for overall healthcare services in a National Research Corporation poll.


Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

6225 Humphreys Blvd., 227-9000
Total staff: 600-plus
Total licensed beds: 140
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women opened in 2001 and was the first hospital in Memphis to have in-house 24/7 neonatologists, OB-GYNs, anesthesiologists, and OB residents. 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 mammography, breast health specialists (nurses specially trained in breast cancer care who serve as a resource for patients throughout the cancer journey), a multidisciplinary breast conference where patients can get second and third opinions at no additional cost; and the area’s only Breast Risk Management Center, which allows women at an increased risk for developing breast cancer the opportunity to access the resources and specialized care needed to manage their risks and prevent breast cancer.


Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown

2100 Exeter Road, 757-1350
Total staff: 300
Total licensed beds: 68
Baptist Rehab-Germantown is a post-acute care facility that offers a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. The hospital concentrates on a variety of inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation and diagnostic services to treat many types of injuries and conditions, such as stroke, arthritis, spine and back disorders and injuries, fractures, amputations, and head injuries. Baptist Rehab-Germantown’s HealthScore Screening Center offers a host of tests to help determine patients’ risk for developing disorders such as heart disease, stroke, aneurysms, and osteoporosis. The hospital also offers a diagnostic center featuring MRI and CAT scans, as well as wound care, diabetes, and pediatric services.


Lakeside Behavioral Health System

2911 Brunswick Road, 377-4700, 1-800-232-LAKE
Total staff: 550
Total licensed beds: 305 (261 acute, 44 residential)
Lakeside provides comprehensive treatment for children, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. 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 near Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 64 and has been operating since 1976. Lakeside also has an around-the-clock assessment center to help people find the treatment that best meets their needs. It offers specialty programs for suicide intervention, bipolar spectrum disorders, trauma resolution, geriatric psychiatry, and young adult populations.


Methodist Fayette Hospital

214 Lakeview Drive, Somerville, TN, 516-4000
Total staff: 81
Total licensed beds: 46
Methodist Fayette Hospital serves Somerville and neighboring communities in West Tennessee. Fayette offers 24-hour emergency and non-emergency services including acute heart attack and stroke intervention, general surgery, lab services, ophthalmology, podiatry, physical therapy, radiology, and same-day surgery. Diagnostic services include CAT scan, ultrasound, mammography, MRI, and nuclear medicine.


Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital

7691 Poplar Ave., 516-6418
Total staff: 1,375
Total licensed beds: 309
Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital is a community hospital serving East Memphis, Germantown, Collierville, and surrounding communities. The hospital offers advanced interventional cardiac and vascular surgery, robotic and minimally invasive surgery, orthopedic services, a 24-hour emergency department, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services, and a host of diagnostic imaging services. The Women’s and Children’s Pavilion at Methodist Germantown is home to a state-of-the-art, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, spacious maternity rooms, and a pediatric Le Bonheur Unit for noncritical cases. The hospital also offers several classes, support groups, and events.


Saint Francis Hospital

5959 Park Avenue, 765-1000
Total staff: 1,700
Total licensed beds: 519
Saint Francis has been recognized for excellence of care by United Healthcare, CIGNA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. In 2010, the American Heart Association presented the Gold Performance Achievement Award to Saint Francis for Heart Failure and Cardiovascular Disease in its Get With the Guidelines program. Saint Francis performs more joint replacement surgeries than any other hospital in Memphis. The hospital recently opened a new Joint & Spine Center, featuring advanced technology and hotel-like suites. Offering a wide array of medical services, Saint Francis is noted for its many Centers of Excellence, including its Center for Surgical Weight Loss, Sleep Center, Chest Pain Emergency Center, Cardiac Care Center, Surgical Services, Diabetes Center, and Women’s Center.


Medical Center/Downtown

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center

1030 Jefferson Avenue, 523-8990   
Total staff: 2,260
Total licensed beds: 244
A part of the Memphis community since 1922, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a level I tertiary care facility and one of the most complex in the nation’s VA healthcare system. In the heart of the Memphis medical community, the VA Medical Center makes services available to more than 206,000 veterans 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. The VA has 10 community-based outpatient clinics, three of which are VA-staffed.


Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

50 N. Dunlap Street, 287-KIDS
Total staff: 2,080
Total licensed beds: 255
Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center treats more than 130,000 children a year. Le Bonheur is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Children’s Hospital, and serves as a primary teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. It also conducts joint programs with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Le Bonheur trains more pediatricians than any other hospital in Tennessee.


Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)

951 Court Avenue, 577-1800
Total staff: 250
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 psychological 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. MMHI is accredited by The Joint Commission.                  


Methodist Extended Care Hospital (MECH)

225 South Claybrook, 516-2595
Total staff: 134
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: 2,286
Total licensed beds: 665
Methodist University Hospital is an academic medical center in the heart of Midtown and is the major campus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. A tertiary care and referral center, Methodist offers acute- care services as well as specialized services in transplant, neuroscience, cardiology, orthopedics, cancer, emergency care, and minimally invasive surgery.  The hospital also is recognized as a Primary Stroke Center and as a certified AMI Program (Acute Myocardial Infarction/heart attack).


Regional Medical Center at Memphis

877 Jefferson Avenue, 545-7100
Total staff: 2,232
Total licensed beds: 631
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis, commonly known as The MED, provides healthcare to patients in a five-state region within 150 miles of Memphis. The MED’s comprehensive healthcare delivery system is anchored by Centers of Excellence including Trauma, Burn, Neonatal Intensive Care, and High-Risk Obstetrics. The hospital also provides an array of primary care services through its Health Loop and subspecialty clinics. As an academic center, The Med serves as one of the largest medical and surgical teaching sites for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. Through its affiliation with UTHSC, more than half the doctors in Tennessee are trained at The MED.


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

262 Danny Thomas Place, 595-3300
Total staff: 3,600
Total licensed beds: 78
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked one of the best pediatric cancer hospitals in the country, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted to children. St. Jude has developed research protocols that helped push overall survival rates for childhood cancer from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened to almost 80 percent today. Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities worldwide. St. Jude treats more than 5,700 patients each year and is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatment not covered by insurance. St. Jude is supported by individual donors, organizations, and corporations.



Methodist North Hospital

3960 New Covington Pike, 516-5200
Total staff: 1,027
Total licensed beds: 225
Methodist North Hospital in northeast Shelby County is a community hospital serving Raleigh-Bartlett 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 Certified Chest Pain Center, 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 a comprehensive wound healing center. Methodist North also offers outpatient therapeutic services, including speech rehabilitation, occupational and physical therapy, and cardiac rehabilitation.


Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett

2986 Kate Bond Road, 820-7000
Total staff: 538
Total licensed beds: 100
Bartlett’s first full-service healthcare facility opened in June 2004. The facility is on 23.6 acres and features 64 medical/surgical beds, a Women’s Center with 10 mother-baby suites, 10 level II neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) beds, and 16 critical-care/intensive care beds. Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett also provides 24-hour emergency care. The hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines-Heart Failure Silver Performance Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.



Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Pkwy., Southaven, MS, 662-772-4000
Total staff: 1,850
Total licensed beds: 339
Baptist DeSoto offers diagnostic, surgical, and rehabilitation services. In November 2006, Baptist DeSoto opened a new, 11-story tower featuring all-private rooms, expanded operating suites, and a new emergency room. In 2010, Baptist DeSoto received the Hospital of the Year award (100 beds or more) from the Mississippi Nurses Association. The hospital’s inpatient rehabilitation program ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation for quality in a report based on 2009 performance outcomes. In 2010, the hospital’s Women’s Center became the first breast imaging facility in DeSoto County to offer digital mammography. In 2011, the emergency department was upgraded from level IV to level III.


Delta Medical Center

3000 Getwell Road, 369-8100
Total staff: 600
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, an intensive-care unit, and a pulmonary rehabilitation program. 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, a free diabetic education program, and Christian-based services.


Methodist South Hospital

1300 Wesley Drive, 516-3700
Total staff: 712
Total licensed beds: 160
Methodist South Hospital in Whitehaven is a community hospital serving the South Memphis area and surrounding communities, as well as residents of northern Mississippi. Methodist South offers a full range of services including an emergency department, a primary stroke center, comprehensive cardiac care, acute inpatient care and treatment, a maternity center, orthopedics, a dialysis unit, a critical care unit, a cancer care center, extensive surgical services, outpatient radiology and mammography, a same-day surgery unit, and a comprehensive wound-healing center. Methodist South also offers outpatient rehabilitation services for speech, occupational, and physical therapy, as well as cardiac rehabilitation.




Baptist Memorial Hospital Location and Referral Service: 226-3627

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

Memphis/Shelby County Health Department: 544-7600

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

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

Tennessee Bureau of Health Services: 615-741-7305

Tennessee Department of Human Services: 344-5040

Tennessee Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222


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