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Shelby County is the 2nd-largest orthopedic device manufacturing center in the U.S.
Home to divisional or corporate headquarters to orthopedic and medical device leaders: Medtronic, MicroPort Orthopedics, Smith & Nephew and Wright Medical.
Founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, Memphis is home to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Baptist Memorial Hospital has six metro hospitals, the Reynolds Hospice House and an expanding number of physician clinics and clinical specialties.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare operates seven hospitals in the Memphis area, including Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center - the Mid-South’s premier pediatric health care provider.
Region One Health is home to one of the busiest Level 1 Trauma Center in the nation, with approximately 4,500 admissions annually.
Memphis is home to the Church Health Center (CHC), a faith-based clinic that provides quality, affordable healthcare to 50,000 working, uninsured people and their families. In the United States, the CHC is the largest faith-based clinic of its kind.
University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center, one of four medical schools in the State of Tennessee, spun off two new bioscience companies and a research park that are making national headlines: GTx – a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to men’s health and Luminetx – a bioscience technologies company that made headlines with THE VEINVIEWER, recognized by Time Magazine as one of the most innovative medical inventions of 2004.
UT / Baptist Research Park – currently under construction – is 1.2 million square feet of lab research, education and business development space, is expected to be completed in six phases over a 10-year period, allowing flexibility to meet current and future bioscience needs.