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Le Bonheur Children's HospitalLe Bonheur Children's Hospital
848 Adams Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

(901) 287-5437

Founded in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Healthcare Family and a training site for many University of Tennessee Health Science Center residencies/fellowships. A new $340-million hospital building was built in December 2010 to accommodate the over 100,000 patients seen each year.

Named one of the nation's "Best Children's Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, Le Bonheur is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in the Mid-South.  Its neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) provides the highest level of care for the region's critically ill newborns.

Acute dialysis and chronic venous-venous hemofiltration are provided for inpatients at the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital. The dialysis program has an average census of 12 chronic hemodialysis and 6 home peritoneal dialysis patients.

Methodist University HospitalMethodist University Hospital
1265 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 516-7000

Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a partnership of two healthcare leaders, Methodist Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). Located in the medical center and formerly known as Methodist Central, MUH is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UTHSC. Methodist University Hospital provides real-world experiences of managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution.

MUH and UTHSC bring together research, medicine, and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced medical care for patients.

An average of 8 kidney transplants are performed per year by the 3 transplant surgeons of the Methodist Transplant Institute/University of Tennessee Division of Transplant Surgery

local hospital St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105

(800) 822-6344

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by actor Danny Thomas along with Lemuel Diggs and Anthony Abraham in 1962, started as a promise to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of the hopeless.  Thomas pledged to build a facility to treat ill children regardless of their race, color, creed, or their family's ability to pay.  St. Jude has become a premier pediatric treatment and research facility, focusing on children with aggressive cancers.  The hospital treats children from all over the United States as well as 70 other countries throughout the world.

In 2010, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was named the number one children's cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report.  In 1996, St. Jude doctor Peter C. Doherty, PhD was named the co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.  It's Domestic Affiliates Program partners with other clinical sites to provide state-of-the-art care and clinical trials to children throughout the country.

The division provides pediatric nephrology consultations and dialysis services for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 545-7100

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee.  In addition to being the home of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Regional One Health also includes several other Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).  

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  More than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training at ROH.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

The division provides pediatric nephrology consultations for the Newborn Center at Regional One Health.

Pediatric Nephrology Clinic

There is an average of 2000 outpatient visits per year to the pediatric nephrology clinic and 500 visits per year to the pediatric kidney transplant clinic.

The pediatric nephrology clinic is held in 4th floor Pediatric Subspecialty Offices in the Physicians Office Building at the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, 777 Washington Ave or the corner of Washington and Dunlap. The entrance to the parking garage is on Washington Ave between Dunlap and Manassas. Parking is free – you pull a ticket to get into the lot, but you will be given a token for parking at checkout after the visit.

Appointments – 901-287-5414 - Ms. Kim Harris, Medical Office Assistant

Kidney Transplant Clinic

Sixty patients are followed in this clinic. Pediatric transplant nurse coordinator Sandy Childress is supported by the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and attends these clinics. She may be reached at 901-287-5434 or through the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital operator at 287-0000.

The clinic is held every Monday 9 AM to 12 noon - Dr. Bettina Ault and Dr. Robert Wyatt.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital Dialysis Program

Dr. Colleen Hastings is the medical director of the Le Bonheur Children's Hospital dialysis program. The dialysis unit is located on the first floor of the Children's Foundation Research Center, 50 North Dunlap. The dialysis unit has seven stations for chronic hemodialyis and a room for peritoneal dialysis teaching.

Acute hemodialysis services are also provided for patients at the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Last Published: Mar 15, 2018