The University of Tennessee Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program is officially affiliated with the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Regional Medical Center at Memphis (THE MED). LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center, Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis, and Methodist University Hospital provide the other primary sites of activity for the program.
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The Med) is an acute-care teaching hospital that serves a six-state region within 150 miles of Memphis, Tennessee. The MED is known best for its cutting-edge Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma and Firefighters Regional Burn Centers but also boasts as home to an additional 50 areas of specialty including oral and maxillofacial surgery.
The Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center received a “level one” trauma center designation (the highest possible level) in 1985 and is one of the busiest level one trauma centers in the nation, with over 4,000 admissions annually, and is a leader in orthopedics and neurosurgery. Over the last two decades, the center’s 24-hour team of surgeons, anesthesiologists, CRNAs, nurses, respiratory therapists, orderlies, x-ray techs, lab techs and medical students has treated over 80,000 trauma patients in a six-state area. A dedicated team of trauma staff works around-the-clock using the most advanced medical equipment and expertise.
Medical breakthroughs developed here are quickly adopted nationwide as standard practice in trauma care.
The MedPlex Ambulatory Care Center was established in September 1994 by The Regional Medical Center at Memphis to provide outpatients with accessible, efficient, quality health care in a variety of primary, specialty and subspecialty clinics. The entire spectrum of outpatient oral surgery procedures are performed at this clinic along with all maxillofacial trauma patient follow up care.
Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Since 1922, VAMC Memphis has been improving the health of the men and women who have so proudly served our nation. Services are available to more than 196,000 veterans living in a 53-county area of western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas. VAMC Memphis is primarily affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and offers residency training in all major medical and surgical specialties and subspecialties.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital is a not-for-profit, comprehensive, regional medical center providing 225 patient beds and 45 medical subspecialties. In 2008, Le Bonheur treated nearly 130,000 children – the majority of them under five years of age. The board-certified emergency physicians at Le Bonheur cared for more than 64,000 children in the hospital’s emergency department making it one of the 10 busiest pediatric emergency departments in the United States.
Le Bonheur broke ground on a new hospital in February 2008 that will open in the summer of 2010. The $327-million, 610,000-square-foot hospital will double Le Bonheur’s current space for patient care, research and teaching.
Methodist University Hospital
Methodist University Hospital is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the Methodist Healthcare system. Located in the heart of the Memphis Medical Center this 693-bed facility recorded over 63,000 admissions in 2006 and currently employs over 10,000 associates.
As the principle teaching hospital of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Methodist University Hospital is proud to bring research, medicine and innovation together to provide exceptional care for patients.
Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
The Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis campus includes the flagship hospital of the Baptist Memorial Health Care system. With more than 27,000 admissions, 54,000 emergency department visits and nearly 116,000 outpatient visits in 2007, Baptist Memphis is one of Tennessee’s highest volume hospitals. Consistently ranked among the top hospitals and health care systems in the nation, the Baptist Memorial Health Care system offers highly trained professionals to meet the needs of the community.