Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital features a leading edge pediatric emergency room, a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), inpatient rooms, and surgical capabilities.
Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
Leading-edge Pediatric Services
As one of the leading pediatric hospitals in Memphis, the Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital features a pediatric emergency room, an advanced pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), spacious inpatient rooms, and outpatient diagnostics and surgeries.
Daily multidisciplinary rounds by our pediatric care team include not only nurses and physicians but also case managers, pharmacists, nutritionists, social workers, child life specialists, respiratory therapists and any subspecialists. Each patient’s care plan is discussed for updates and progress to maintain the focus on family- and patient-centered care.
Who Can Visit Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital?
Baptist is committed to the care and comfort of our patients and their need for visitors during this time to aid in the healing process.
Visitors will not be allowed in rooms of patients who have pending or positive COVID-19 tests.
We will allow visitors in accordance with the following parameters:
- Hospital and emergency department patients may have two designated visitors.
- Patients undergoing surgery or a procedure may have two designated visitors before and immediately after the surgery/procedure.
- Labor and delivery patients may have two support persons to accompany them. These support individuals must not have any COVID symptoms, including fever. COVID-19 positive patients may have one designated visitor. Visitor will be given specific instructions to adhere to during their visit.
- Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) patients may have two visitors who must be a parent or legal guardian.
- Minor patients may have two parents (or legal guardians) as visitors.
- Visitors must be 17 years of age or older.
- Non COVID-positive hospice patients may have a limited number of visitors who must remain in the room for the duration of the visit.
Please note that all visitors must screen negative for COVID-19 based on travel; have none of the following symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, new onset of fatigue, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, headache, new loss of taste or smell; and have had no contact with known or suspected COVID-19 patients.
All designated visitors must wear hospital-issued masks throughout their time in the hospital.
Parking at Our Children’s Hospital
Public parking is available in the lot on the east side of the pediatric hospital or in the parking garage behind the hospital.
- Snack and drink machines are located on the ground floor across from the elevators in the Women’s Hospital lobby and at the north end of the Vines Café dining hall.
- The Daisy Groner chapel, located off the hospital's main lobby, is always open and provides a quiet place for prayer and meditation.
- The gift shop is stocked with a variety of snacks, candy, personal items, balloons, stuffed animals, baby items, picture frames, candles, seasonal gifts, and much more. All proceeds from the gift shop are invested back into our hospital.
Entering the Children's Hospital
Use the main entrance to the Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, located at the Humphreys Boulevard entrance. After hours from 9:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. the main entrance of the Women's Hospital is locked. Visitors wishing to enter the hospital will receive access through the Pediatric Emergency Room.
P.D.'s Perch Outpatient Diagnostic Testing
Our pediatric outpatient center features a child-friendly environment for patients from birth to age 17. Pediatric nurses, a pediatric anesthesiologist, pediatric radiologist and a certified child life specialist provide specialized, pediatric care and education. This diagnostic center features X-rays, CT or MRI scans, ultrasounds and lab draws.
Pediatric Emergency Department
The Pediatric Emergency Department is located off I-240 in the heart of Memphis. Staffed with pediatric emergency medicine doctors and specialty teams, the ED is open 24/7 to treat emergencies.
Pediatric Inpatient / Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
The 12 bed inpatient and intensive care unit is located on the 2nd floor of the Children’s Hospital. It is a combined unit with spacious private rooms and continuous oxygen, heart and vitals monitoring. The inpatient playroom allows patients a break from their room and healing through play therapy.
In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and its implementing regulations, Spence and Becky Wilson Baptist Children's Hospital, directly or through contractual or other arrangements, admits and treats all persons without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin in its provision of services and benefits, including assignments or transfers within the facility and referrals to or from the facility. Staff privileges are granted without regard to race, color or national origin.
Important Phone Numbers
Patient Placement Center (physician Referral Center)
Spence & Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
PD Perch Outpatient Center
Baptist Medical Group Multi-Specialty Clinic
Health Information Management (Electronic Medical Records)
How to Transfer or Admit a Patient to the Spence & Becky Wilson Baptist Children’s Hospital
The Baptist Patient Placement Center is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached by calling a toll-free number, 1-844-BMH-BEDS (1-844-264-2337), from outside a Baptist hospital and H-BEDS (4-2337) from inside a Baptist hospital.
This recorded line is for direct admitting a patient to the Pediatric Inpatient Unit, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, NICU, or to transfer to the Pediatric Emergency Room. The Patient Placement Center will establish bed availability, connect to an accepting provider and dispatch the Pediatric transport team if needed.
List of Pediatric Specialists at our hospital:
Anesthesiologist, Cardiologist, Endocrinologist, Gastroenterologist, Gynecologist, General Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgeon, Otolaryngologist, Ophthalmologist, Radiologist, Neurologist as well as, general and critical care and inpatient or emergent pediatric care doctors.
BMG Multi-Specialty Clinic
6215 Humphreys Blvd
Memphis TN 38120
Dr. Anna Karabell; Dr. Leah Akinseye
Dr. Adrienne Myers-Webb; Dr. Anthony Bufo
Dr. Walter Ifeadike
Team Health Providers in the Pediatric ER:
Dr. Michael Holder, Dr. Sweeti Jain, Dr. Anthony Moretta, Dr. David Piper, Dr. Yaser Alsaek; Dr. Camilla Forsythe; Dr. Nadine Symon; Dr. Penny Walsh
Allied Health Professionals:
Rachel Jayroe, Marshay James, Cassie Taylor, Vance Plumhoff, Dawn Stewart, Desi Spellings, Jami Wise, Sherrie Wroblewski, Katheryn Lowery, Christian Wallace
Pediatric Hospitalists on the Inpatient Floor:
Dr. Kruti Bhavsar, Dr. Christian Nunez, Dr Jason Salmon, Dr Jeannine Hogg, Dr. Frances Frigon, Dr. Nirav Chaudhary, Dr. Amy Oyler
Pediatric Intensivists in the PICU:
Dr. Muthakumar Velliachamy, Dr. Jennifer Snow, Dr. Irene Ayree, Dr. Melinda Franz
Neonatologist in the NICU:
Dr. Esmond Arrindell; Dr. Lou Arrindell; Dr. Jane Hayden; Dr. Padmaja Koneru; Dr. Vaibhav Goyal; Dr. Marilyn Robinson, Dr. Jason Pryor, Dr. Ogochukwu Nwanne
Neonatal Nurse Practitioners:
Cassie Nations, Randi Niemeyer, Julie Starr, Charity Tamboli, Katie Walker, Dana Bray, Kelly McFarland, Attiya Sinclair, Pam Royal, Brandi Avella, Morgan Johnson.
our critical care transport team is available to transport Neonates, Maternity and Pediatric patients.
SPENCE AND BECKY WILSON
In 2014, Spence and Becky Wilson made a major gift to help further the growth of our pediatric hospital on the Baptist Memphis campus.