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


Established in 1952, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is an integral part of the Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare system and a teaching affiliate for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. 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 for eight consecutive years, 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. Le Bonheur has received many accolades of excellence over the years including: Top Children's Hospital in 2017 by the Leapfrog group for its safe patient care, Magnet status - one of only 7 percent of hospitals in the U.S. to have earned this honor for quality nursing care by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and a three-star rating (the highest) by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its Heart Institute.

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

Methodist University Hospital (MUH) is a 617-bed facility and the principal adult private teaching hospital for UT Health Science Center. Methodist University Hospital provides real-world experiences in managing medical problems in an efficient and effective institution. MUH is home to a large solid organ transplant program specializing in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantations.

MUH and the UT Health Science Center combine research, medicine, and innovation. This partnership supports multidisciplinary collaboration among doctors and clinical team members, leading to more advanced patient medical care.

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 Transplantation

St. Jude Children's HospitalSt. Jude Children's Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105


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. In return for guidance in his career, 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. St. Jude research has helped increase the childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to 80%.

In 2019, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was ranked the number two pediatric cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report. St. Jude and the World Health Organization recently announced a five-year collaboration to cure at least 60% of children worldwide with the six most common types of cancer by 2030.

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

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee. ROH is the only level-1 trauma center in the region, has the region's only accredited burn center, and also serves as the public safety-net hospital for the Memphis area. Unique services offered by Regional One include the trauma services and the burn ICU, in addition to caring for the region's underserved population.

ROH is one of the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group.

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.

Jan 30, 2024