Baptist Memphis Education Center

A Premier Facility for the Mid-South

Baptist Memphis Education CenterThe Baptist Memphis Education Center and Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. Auditorium offers colleagues, physicians, and the community more than 20,000 square feet of conference and classroom space ideally suited to health care education and professional development as well as community gatherings like church and civic events and receptions.

Conveniently located on the Baptist Memphis campus, the facility allows Baptist to host large events while offering first-rate accommodations. An entire Health Education Wing is devoted to classroom space, and five dedicated conference rooms can hold around 25 people each.

A grand entrance space provides a dramatic backdrop for pre-function events and networking gatherings.

Available for community events, continuing medical education seminars, lectures, and Baptist events, the Baptist Memphis Education Center is one of the foremost conference facilities in our region.

Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. Auditorium

Dr. H. Edward GarrettThe facility´s centerpiece is the Garrett Auditorium, named in honor of Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr., who performed the world´s first successful coronary artery bypass graft in 1964. Dr. Garrett´s name represents true pioneering in the field of health care, as well as Baptist´s ongoing commitment to innovation.

The 250-seat auditorium is equipped with advanced audio/visual capabilities to enable all forms of presentation media, teaching approaches, and communication avenues.

Special Thanks

As the medical field grows increasingly complicated, ongoing education for physicians and staff is a must for acute-care hospitals. Before building the Baptist Memphis Education Center and Garrett Auditorium, Baptist either had to rent outside space or hold events in outdated facilities.

Fundraising for the $7 million center was conducted by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and made possible, in part, by generous benefactors. Especially appreciated was the contribution of Mrs. Christine Garrett Fallis and her family. Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Jr., son of Dr. H. Edward Garrett, Sr. and Mrs. Fallis is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon on staff at Baptist.

Image Gallery

  • Garrett Auditorium Lobby
  • Garrett Auditorium Hallway 1
  • Garrett Auditorium Classroom 1
  • Garrett Auditorum Meeting Space
  • Garrett Auditorium Hallway 2
  • Garrett Auditorium Hallway 3
  • Garrett Auditorium Classroom 2
  • Garrett Auditorium Hallway 4

Contact Us

Baptist Memphis Education and Conference Center

6027 Walnut Grove Rd.
Memphis, TN 38120

Reserving Space at the Center

Please read the guidelines below to find out if your group is eligible to use space at Baptist Memphis Education Center--including the Garrett Auditorirum and educational classrooms.

After reading the guidelines, if you would like to reserve space at the Center or request catering for your event from Baptist, please fill out and email or fax the appropriate form(s) below.

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