Methodist University Hospital

Methodist University Hospital is a hospital located in Memphis, Tennessee which is a part of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare. It is affiliated with University of Tennessee Health Science Center as a teaching hospital. The hospital focuses on oncology, cardiology, head and neck surgery, neurology and transplants. It is the largest and most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system.[1]

Methodist University Hospital
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare
Location1265 Union Ave, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Coordinates35°08′09″N 90°01′10″W / 35.13571°N 90.01949°W / 35.13571; -90.01949
FundingNon-profit hospital
Affiliated universityUniversity of Tennessee Health Science Center
Public transit accessBus interchange MATA
Heritage streetcar  Madison Avenue 
OpenedJune 23, 1918
WebsiteMethodist University Hospital
ListsHospitals in Tennessee

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On June 23, 1918, John H. Sherard Sr, a wealthy cotton planter from Mississippi, founded Methodist University Hospital, then called Methodist Hospital, after receiving the Lucy Brinkley Hospital, a women's hospital located at 855 Union Avenue, as a gift.[2] The hospital later became Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, a healthcare system which operates a network of hospitals.[3] The hospital originally did not have an ambulance system and relied on "funeral homes' ambulance services to get patients to emergency care".[1]

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was ranked 91 of the top 100 best companies to work for in 2018.[4] The healthcare system has been criticized for its pursuit of payment from poor patients. In July 2007, Carrie Barrett went to the emergency room at Methodist University Hospital complaining about shortness of breath, swelling of legs and black discoloration of her toes. Her two night say cost $12,019. After a lawsuit was filed against her, she ended owing approximately $33,000. Between 2014 and 2018 Methodist Healthcare filed over 8,300 lawsuits.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Levin, Nancy (2019-01-08). "11 Largest Hospitals in the United States". Retrieved 16 December 2019. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital
  2. ^ Finger, Michael (2018-07-05). "100 Things You (Possibly) Didn't Know about Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare". Memphis Magazine. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  3. ^ "The Power of One" (PDF). 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For 2018". Fortune. 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2019.
  5. ^ Thomas, Wendi C. (2019-06-27). "This nonprofit hospital makes millions, owns a collection agency and relentlessly sues the poor". The Commercial Appeal. Retrieved 16 December 2019.

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