Memphis is a healthcare city, with a history that dates back to 1911 when the University of Tennessee medical college was founded here. Now the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, UTHSC is the epicenter for medical education across the state, offering degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy, graduate health sciences, and health professions.
Memphis is also the home of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families at St. Jude never receive a bill for treatment, housing, or food, because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. It will cost $1 billion to operate St. Jude this year, and more than 75% of those funds must be raised from donations.
Our doctors and healthcare facilities are consistently ranked highly nationwide by ratings agencies and press outlets, and the healthcare industry in Memphis has boomed in the last decade, even through the recession.
From trauma care to orthopedics, Memphis leads the nation. Keep reading to learn more about each of our outstanding medical facilities.
Photo provided by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.