Baptist Memorial Health Care Organization Overview

The Baptist Memorial Health Care organization has come a long way since its modest beginnings in 1912. Starting as only a 100-bed hospital, Baptist has transformed into a health system with 15 hospitals and numerous clinics, physician practices and other facilities throughout the Mid-South. Our growth is a testament to our vision to be the provider of choice, as well as the commitment from our leaders, staff and physicians.

But most of all, our growth is a testament to our patients who have continued to seek Baptist's medical services over the years. Without our patients, we would never have seen the kind of growth we have achieved in the past century.

For a small glimpse at the massive growth accomplished by Baptist Memorial Health Care in the Memphis area and throughout the Mid-South, watch this short video, then see more information in the chart below.


Leadership Allen B. Puckett III., chair, board of directors; Jason Little, president and CEO
Founded 1912 in Memphis, Tenn., by Southern Baptist Conventions of Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi
Governance Board of Directors of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation (BMHCC)
Affiliate Locations Hospitals – 14
Home Care – 4
Hospice – 5 programs and one residential hospice house
Minor Medical Centers - 4
Licensed Beds Systemwide — more than 2,300; metro Memphis area — more than 1,400
Discharges Approximately 87,061 systemwide in fiscal year 2015
Emergency Room Visits 383,256 systemwide in fiscal year 2015
Surgical Procedures Approximately 50,299 systemwide in fiscal year 2015
Births Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, approximately 4,897; systemwide, 11,059 in fiscal year 2015
Charitable Care & Community Benefit Total Baptist community benefit for FY 2014 is approximately $292 million, including $53 million in uncompensated care and $116 million in charity care and Medicaid/TennCare shortfalls.
Economic Impact According to the Sparks Bureau of Business and Economic Research at the University of Memphis, the fiscal year 2012 combined economic impact of Baptist Memorial Health Care was estimated at a total production of goods and services (output) value of more than $2.6 billion; total salaries, wages, and benefits of $1.1 billion; 21,263 full- and part-time jobs; and state and local taxes of $89 million.
Employees Systemwide — approximately 15,000; metro Memphis area total — approximately 7,290
Baptist Health Services Group PPO network including 56 hospitals, 209 ancillary facilities and 3,510 physicians, and 1,573 licensed providers serving Mid-South employers.
Baptist Medical Group Multispecialty physician group practice with more than 500 physicians in three states—Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. NEA Baptist Clinic, the largest physician group in Northeast Arkansas, and Stern Cardiovascular Foundation, one of the largest and most comprehensive cardiology group practices in the region, are among the group practices that have partnered with BMG.
Cardiac 11,899 catheterization procedures, 6,288 interventional procedures and 1,789 cardiovascular surgeries in fiscal year 2015. The Baptist Heart Institute, opened in September 2001, is located at Baptist Memphis and provides comprehensive cardiovascular services in one facility.
Women & Children

Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women is a freestanding women’s hospital that features a Level III newborn intensive care unit, labor and delivery, and pediatric services. Outpatient diagnostic services include urodynamics, X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and MRI. Pelvic physical therapy and lymphedema are also services provided to men and women. Baptist Women’s Hospital also offers comprehensive breast care services through the Women’s Health Center, located at 50 Humphreys; at Macy’s in Oak Court Mall; and the only mobile mammography service in the Memphis area. The Women’s Health Center is an accredited American College of Radiology Center of Excellence and is also accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers. Services include mammography, ultrasound, stereotactic and ultrasound-guided breast biopsy, presurgical invasive breast procedures, and breast MRI with biopsy in cooperation with Baptist Memphis. Baptist also offers labor and delivery and diagnostic services, such as mammography, at Baptist DeSoto, Baptist Union County, Baptist North Mississippi, Baptist Golden Triangle, Baptist Tipton, Baptist Union City and NEA Baptist Hospital. In addition, Baptist Collierville, Baptist Booneville and Baptist Huntingdon have mammography services.

Pediatric services include the new Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital, opened in 2015, which is attached to the Women’s Hospital. It offers a 17,000-square-foot pediatric emergency room with 10 patient care bays and a 2,000-square-foot diagnostics area. The emergency department is staffed 24/7 with pediatric emergency medicine physicians, pediatric hospitalists, a pediatric general surgeon, a pediatric anesthesiologist, and other specialists. The Women’s Hospital also offers a 12-bed pediatric inpatient unit, outpatient pediatric surgery and the Pediatric Eye Center.

Health & Wellness/ Disease Management Group programs, individual assistance and self-help information help patients choose and maintain healthy lifestyles; programs identify and assist those prone to and living with chronic diseases such as diabetes.
Oncology Services include treatment, research, support services, community education and the area’s first genetic counseling and testing program for cancer. Baptist Memphis has the Mid-South’s first adult myelosuppression unit, which provides specialized care for patients who have received myelosuppressive or myeloablative chemotherapy. The stem cell transplant program is accredited by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT) through October 2016. Five Baptist Memorial hospitals have Baptist Cancer Centers.
Pastoral Care About 125 volunteer chaplains and 23 pastoral care staff in Baptist system
Rehabilitation A number of Baptist Memorial hospitals offer rehabilitation services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy; wound care; sports medicine; treatment for work-related injuries; swallowing therapy; aquatic therapy; and pediatric therapy. Baptist Memorial Health Care and Centerre Healthcare partnered to build a new inpatient rehabilitation facility, Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital in Germantown. The 49-bed freestanding hospital provides a wide range of clinical services for patients recovering from complex neurological conditions, strokes, brain and spinal cord injuries, complex orthopedic injuries, amputations and other conditions. It features private rooms, a dedicated stroke unit, a brain injury unit, an Activity of Daily Living space, a mobility courtyard and an expansive therapy gym.
Home Care & Hospice Registered nurses, nursing assistants, therapists, medical social workers and chaplains provide care for disabled, recovering and/or chronically sick patients with life-limiting illnesses throughout the Mid-South. Baptist opened the Memphis area’s first residential hospice facility, the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, and the Kemmons Wilson Family Center for Good Grief, which provides free bereavement services to the entire community.
Select Health Alliance A physician-led and managed clinically integrated organization working in partnership with Baptist Memorial hospitals in the metro-Memphis area. SHA provides physicians an organization where they develop initiatives that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care.
Affiliates Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation
Baptist College of Health Sciences
Baptist Memorial Home Care Inc. (Baptist Trinity Home Care & Hospice)
Baptist Health Services Group
Medical Financial Services Inc.
Affiliate Hospitals Baptist Memorial Hospital-Booneville (Booneville, Miss.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Collierville (Collierville, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto (Southaven, Miss.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle (Columbus, Miss.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Huntingdon (Huntingdon, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis (Memphis, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-North Mississippi (Oxford, Miss.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Tipton (Covington, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union City (Union City, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County (New Albany, Miss.)
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women (Memphis, Tenn.)
Baptist Memorial Restorative Care Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.)
Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown (Germantown, Tenn.)
NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital (Jonesboro, Ark.)

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