Baptist Healthy Communities

What's New at Baptist?

The Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series: It's All About Jesus

Baptist Memorial Health Care has launched "The Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series: It's All About Jesus" in memory of former Baptist board of trustees member Rev. Jimmy Terry, who passed away in June 2017.

This series features sermons from local pastors in the Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium on the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus on the third Thursday of every month at noon. The minister will deliver a 30-minute sermon, which will be broadcast to all Baptist Memorial hospitals. These events will be open to anyone—team members, physicians, patients and visitors— in Baptist hospitals.

October 19 Speaker—Pastor Charles Fowler, Germantown Baptist Church

Gear Up for Outside Fun at Shelby Farms

Ride bikes. Walk. Run. Even kayak!

Recognized as one of the largest urban parks in the country, Shelby Farms Park is a true gem for Memphians. Families can enjoy many fun and affordable or even free activities at this park all year long.

Explore more activities at Shelby Farms. This project is funded through a grant contract with the state of Tennessee.

Get Outside! Fitness Programs are part of Shelby Farms Park's Health + Wellness Programs, which are made possible by Baptist Memorial Health Care.

Universal Parenting Places

Universal Parenting Place recently celebrated its one-year anniversary at Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women and Knowledge Quest. Universal Parenting Places are judgment-free zones where parents can receive professional counseling, information and emotional support. These facilities are open to all parents at no cost. For more information, please visit

Health News and Information

Get Your Heart in the Game

Heart disease is the leading killer of both men and women in the United States, and Baptist Memorial Health Care wants to help you take care of your ticker. In honor of the 2017 Southern Heritage Classic, Baptist invites Tennessee State University and Jackson State University fans to show their team spirit by regularly checking and improving their blood pressure in the “Who Has the Most Heart” challenge. The team who has the most participants between August 1 and December 1 will win. Please visit for more details and to sign up for the challenge.

Diabetes Education and Support

Baptist's Diabetes Education Center offers diabetes management programs and services at the Baptist Medical Group Outpatient Care Center. Counseling and classes are available for youths and adults who are at risk of developing diabetes, newly diagnosed with diabetes or dealing with diabetes during pregnancy. For more information, please call 901-757-3428 or visit

Spread the Word

Did you know Baptist is the largest provider of health care for the homeless in Memphis, Tennessee? In partnership with Christ Community Health Services, the Baptist Operation Outreach Mobile Clinic provides free acute and primary care, disease management support, medication, prevention information and transportation to and from medical appointments to Memphians without permanent housing.

If you know of someone without permanent housing who needs health care or help accessing resources, please refer them to the Baptist Operation Outreach mobile clinic by calling 901-260-8465 or visiting

Mark These Dates On Your Calendar

Baptist Memorial Health Care Events

Wednesdays, October 4-November 8
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Salvation Army Kroc Center
800 E. Parkway S.
Memphis, TN 38104

The Rev. Jimmy Terry Preaching Series:
It's All About Jesus

Thursday, October 19
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Healthy Living Speaker Series
Let's Talk About Breast Cancer...
Featuring Baptist Women’s Health Center Director Beth Turner

Thursday, October 26
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library
Room L-56
3030 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111

A light lunch will be served. Please register in advance by calling 901-227-3519.

2017 Susan G. Komen Memphis-Mid-South Race for the Cure
Saturday, October 28
AutoZone Park
200 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103

8:00 a.m. - Entertainment begins
9:00 a.m. - Race starts

This is the 25th annual Susan G. Komen Memphis-MidSouth Race for the Cure. Twenty-five percent of the net funds raised are directed to breast cancer research; the remaining dollars are used for local community health care grants, education and support in the Mid-South.

For more information or to join one of Baptist’s teams, click here.

Annual Men’s Health Summit
Saturday, October 28
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Brown Missionary Baptist Church
980 Stateline Road East
Southaven, MS 38671

The 11th annual Men’s Health Summit will provide free health screenings and flu shots, as well as opportunities to discuss prevention and awareness with Baptist Cancer Center experts and other health care providers. Registration is not required. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. For more information, please call Brown Missionary Baptist Church at 662-342-6407.

Baptist Healthy Communities Summit
Saturday, November 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

Violence at Home. Victims at Work.
Thursday, November 9
7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium
6027 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120

The "Violence at Home. Victims at Work." conference equips employers, supervisors and managers to confront domestic violence when it affects employees and colleagues in the workplace. For more information, please email, call 901-378-3866 or visit

Register now

Get Connected

For more information, or to make sure your faith organization is on our list, please call 901-227-3512 or email Ann Marie Wallace at

Baptist Memorial Health Care Resources

For questions about Baptist Healthy Communities please contact 901-227-3512.


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For questions about Baptist Healthy Communities please contact 901-227-3512.