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Best Memphis Hospitals

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The Memphis area is home to 22 hospitals, according to Healthgrades. While having a large number of choices is good, it can be overwhelming when you are in the midst of a health crisis. Quality care is of the utmost importance when your health or the health of your child is on the line. 

Knowing where you will go before a crisis occurs can alleviate stress during a health emergency or if you need to go to the hospital after an accident. Memphis area hospitals have a rich history and consistently achieve high national and state rankings by such prestigious publications as U.S. News & World Report. Our Memphis personal injury lawyers discuss the best hospitals in town. 

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Best General Hospitals

Memphis is home to a few health-care networks that are well-known for their high level of care and wide range of specialties.

Baptist Memorial Health System

The Baptist Memorial Health System is a large network of nonprofit hospitals with locations in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Its mission is to promote Christian values by providing quality health care with a vision of creating an expert system of loving care in the Mid-South. The Baptist Memorial Health System embraces the following values:

  • Compassion 
  • Teamwork
  • Trust
  • Innovation 
  • Excellence 
  • Respect
  • Diversity 

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

Baptist Memorial Hospital at Memphis is the flagship hospital of the Baptist Memorial Health system. This hospital shares an 80-acre campus with several specialty hospitals and physician’s offices, offering patients of all ages comprehensive medical care.

This hospital has recently received the following honors:

  • High ranking by U.S. News:
    • Rated as the best hospital in Memphis
    • Rated as the second-best hospital in the state
    • Rated as a nationally high-performing hospital in 11 categories
  • Recipient of the American Heart Association (AHA) Get With the Guidelines Stroke Award for following stroke guidelines
  • Winner of the Women’s Choice Award for Comprehensive Breast Centers and Outpatient Experience

Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis is located in East Memphis at the following address:

6019 Walnut Grove Rd.

Memphis, TN 38120

(901) 226–5000

Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital

Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital is a long-term acute care hospital for patients who need hospital care on a longer-term basis, such as patients with the following:

  • Difficulty transitioning off a ventilator
  • Stroke or heart attack symptoms that require prolonged care
  • Multi-system comorbidities
  • Complicated wounds or an ostomy procedure
  • Need for transitional care after discharge from the intensive care unit (ICU)
  • Ongoing need for antibiotics to treat an acute condition

This is a 30-bed facility located on the same campus as the main hospital. The address and phone number are as follows:

6019 Walnut Grove Rd.

Memphis, TN 38120

(901) 226-0913

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

The award-winning Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system, also known as Methodist Hospitals of Memphis, was established in 1918 and has the distinction of being Tennessee’s largest provider of services to patients who are uninsured or covered by TennCare/Medicaid. 

Methodist Hospitals of Memphis have been nationally ranked by U.S. News as number six in Tennessee and number two in Memphis. They are high performing in nine procedures and conditions.

Photo showing doctors in the hallway of a Memphis Hospital

Methodist University Hospital

Methodist University Hospital is a 583-bed facility and the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. It also serves as a major academic campus and the principal teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

This hospital is a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award in Bariatrics, Cancer Care, and Obstetrics. This hospital’s data contributed to the high rankings awarded to Methodist Hospitals of Memphis by U.S. News.

1265 Union Ave.

Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 516-7000

Methodist South

Methodist South is a 156-bed full-service community hospital located in Whitehaven. Established over 40 years ago, Methodist South serves South Memphis and the surrounding area. 

Methodist South Hospital has received the following honors:

  • An “A” grade for safety by the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade: a measurement of how well hospitals protect their patients from medical errors, injuries, and infections, with A being the highest possible score
  • This hospital’s data was used by U.S. News to assign Methodist Hospitals of Memphis their high ratings

The address and telephone number of Methodist South are as follows:

1300 Wesley Dr.

Memphis, TN 38116

(901) 516-3700

Methodist North

Methodist North is a 246-bed full-service community hospital in Northeast Shelby County that serves Raleigh/Bartlett, Frayser, Millington, and Tipton County. 

Methodist North Received a B grade on the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, which is still considered a high score. This hospital’s data was also used by U.S. News when tabulating the rankings for Methodist Hospitals of Memphis.

The address and telephone number for this hospital are as follows:

3960 New Covington Pike

Memphis, TN 38128

(901) 516-5200

Regional One Health

Established in 1829, the Regional One Health system is Tennessee’s oldest health-care system. Regional One facilities specialize in caring for the most challenging cases, including traumatic injuries, severe burns, and high-risk pregnancies. The Regional One Health system boasts the following distinctions:

  • The program through which more than half of Tennessee physicians receive their training 
  • Home of the Firefighters Burn Center, which is the only burn center in the four-state region that is verified by the American Burn Association
  • Home of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center
    • One of the busiest trauma centers in the United States
    • The only Level I trauma center in the Mid-South
  • Responsible for saving the lives of 55,000 babies born from high-risk pregnancies
  • Rated as a top workplace for four years

The Region One Health system includes Regional Medical Center, Extended Care Hospital, and Rehabilitation Hospital.

Workers’ compensation regulations have strict requirements for determining who qualifies for workers’ compensation. In Missouri, your employer must carry compensation insurance if it employs five or more workers.

Employers in the construction industry must have insurance regardless of the number of employees. 

According to Missouri’s Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, certain workers are not eligible for workers’ compensation insurance. These include:

  • Independent contractors
  • Domestic servants
  • Farm laborers
  • Employees covered by another insurance scheme

Even if it has fewer than five employees, your employer may still choose to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If it does not, and you are injured, you are permitted to file a civil claim against it. However, employers that carry insurance are exempt from civil claims.

Regional Medical Center

The Regional Medical Center is a 328-bed acute care hospital that provides comprehensive health care from emergencies to elective procedures. 

The Regional Medical Center is located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center, with the following address and phone number:

877 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, Tennessee 38103

(901) 545-7100

Extended Care Hospital

Regional One’s Extended Care Hospital is a 30-bed facility for patients who need specialized, high-observation care on a longer-term basis than a typical hospital stay. The average stay is 18 to 35 days, and all the rooms are private. The following services are offered:

  • Ventilator management
  • Wound care
  • Therapy services
  • Disorders of consciousness program with therapists certified by the Brain Injury Association of America

The address and contact information are as follows:

890 Madison Ave.

4th floor of Turner Tower

Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 515-3000

Photo showing Memphis skyline, including hospitals in Memphis

Rehabilitation Hospital

Regional One’s Rehabilitation Hospital is a 23-bed inpatient facility with attractive, spacious rooms. It accepts medically stable patients who are referred by health-care providers or self-referred, with or without prior hospitalization. Eligible patients must be able to tolerate 15 hours per week of therapy. This facility offers the following services to adults and adolescents:

  • Comprehensive medical rehabilitation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Brain injury

The Rehabilitation Hospital has been awarded accreditation by the following agencies, which required strict quality standards to be met:

  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities International (CARF)
  • The Joint Commission 

The address and contact information are as follows:

880 Madison Ave.

3rd floor of Turner Tower

Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 545-8746

St. Francis Hospital-Memphis

St. Francis Hospital, a 479-bed comprehensive health-care facility, is also a teaching hospital located on a 42-acre campus that is shared with the University of Tennessee/St. Francis Family Practice Residency Building. This hospital’s benefits include the following:

  • All private rooms
  • Nationally recognized specialty services for:
    • Joint repair
    • Weight loss surgery
  • The region’s first Chest Pain Emergency Center with a dedicated heart team
  • A convenient campus with multiple inpatient and outpatient services available on-site

The St. Francis health-care system has earned the following awards and distinctions:

  • American Heart Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” Gold Plus Award for Heart Failure
  • Awarded seven consecutive “A” ratings for Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score 
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ as a Certified Hip and Knee Replacement Program
  • The Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center
  • Memphis Business Group on Health recognition for CEO Culture of Health Initiative
  • The highest level of accreditation by CARF International for Inpatient Rehabilitation
  • Thrombectomy certification by The Joint Commission and American Heart Association

The address and contact information are as follows:

5959 Park Ave.

Memphis, TN 38119

(901) 765-1000

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women

This 140-bed hospital is the only freestanding women’s hospital in Memphis and offers the following services:

  • Labor/delivery
  • Gynecological surgery
  • NICU
  • Comprehensive breast program
  • Regional referral center for high-risk pregnancies
  • Mammography
  • Minimally invasive surgeries
  • Outpatient diagnostics 
  • Urogynecology 

This hospital won the 2022 Women’s Choice Awards for the best comprehensive breast program and best outpatient experience. This hospital is located on the Baptist Memorial Hospital campus in East Memphis at the following address:

6225 Humphreys Blvd.

Memphis, TN 38120

(901) 227–9000

Best Children’s Hospitals

While children can receive care at many hospitals, when you select a children’s hospital, your child will have the benefit of being under the care of doctors and health-care personnel who specialize in caring for their needs.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Photo of the outside of Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis
Photo by Thomas R Machnitzki, CC BY 3.0

This 255-bed pediatric teaching hospital was established in 1952 and is an academic partner with the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center. The staff of approximately 750 pediatric specialists can diagnose and treat even the most challenging and complicated injuries and illnesses in children.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is the area’s only Level I pediatric trauma center and the only hospital in the region with a full staff of pediatricians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This hospital treats 80,000 children from 79 Tennessee counties annually, plus 15,000 through community outreach programs.

Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital has earned the following awards and distinctions:

  • Magnet-designated facility
    • This is the highest nursing credential for patient care
    • A magnet designation is awarded by the American Nurses Credentialing Center to health-care institutions that create and sustain a “culture of excellence” 
  • Rated a top children’s hospital by The Leap Frog Group
  • Ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for eight consecutive years
  • Nationally ranked in 3 children’s specialties
  • Ranked number 2 in Tennessee 
  • Nationally ranked for the past 12 years consecutively 

Le Bonheur Children’s hospital also boasts the following features:

  • Level I trauma center
  • Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)
  • ECMO Center of Excellence
  • 45 subspecialties
  • Level IV epilepsy center
  • 27 current research trials
  • Partner facility of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee 

The emergency department is located on the corner of Poplar Avenue and North Pauline Street. The facility’s address and contact information are as follows:

848 Adams Ave.

Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 287-5437

Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital

The Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital is part of the award-winning Baptist Memorial Health system. It shares a campus with its flagship hospital, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.

This hospital boasts the following features:

  • Pediatric ER
  • Advanced pediatric intensive care unit (PICU)
  • Spacious rooms
  • Outpatient diagnostics and surgeries
  • Daily rounds by a multidisciplinary team, consisting of the following:
    • Nurses
    • Physicians
    • Case managers
    • Pharmacists
    • Nutritionists
    • Social workers
    • Child life specialists
    • Therapists
    • Subspecialists
    • Family- and patient-centered care

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is a world-renowned 77-bed children’s cancer hospital that is on the cutting edge of pediatric cancer treatment. Since its establishment in 1962, the overall survival rate for children’s cancer has increased from 20 to 80 percent. Patients from around the world seek treatment at the facility.

Most patients are treated on an outpatient basis to help children experience a sense of normalcy as they undergo treatment. St. Jude’s accepts challenging cases that have not responded well to standard treatment. 

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital bills insurance but never parents. The hospital provides for housing, travel, and meals during treatment. St. Jude’s relies on donations, and $0.82 of every dollar received benefits the patients. 

St. Jude’s has earned the following achievements:

  • Top children’s cancer hospital by US News & World Report
  • One of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” according to Fortune magazine (2011–2019)
  • One of the “Best Places to Work” according to Glassdoor (2018–2021)
  • One of the top children’s cancer care hospitals in the US by Parents magazine

The address and contact information are as follows:

262 Danny Thomas Pl.

Memphis, TN 38105

(866) 278-5833

Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC)

The VAMC in Memphis is a teaching and research hospital with over 200 beds and is affiliated with the University of Tennessee and accredited by the Joint Commission and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. The Memphis VAMC is a leading VA health-care provider in the Mid-South region. 

The hospital is integrated with other VA hospitals throughout Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas, Indiana, Mississippi, and Virginia. The Memphis VAMC provides comprehensive care, including outpatient care through ten local clinics, and allows veterans to participate in and benefit from research studies.

The Memphis VA’s major research areas include:

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Biomedical research
  • Health services
  • Clinical and cooperative studies
  • Rehabilitation

The address and contact information are as follows: 

1030 Jefferson Ave.

Memphis, TN 38104

(901) 523-8990

Health Care in Memphis

Memphis offers numerous quality hospitals for a variety of health-care needs. However, even the best health-care institutions are run by humans who sometimes make errors that are costly and harmful. If you are faced with this situation, contact the attorneys at NST Law today. Our skilled Memphis lawyers also offer hospital visits

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