Healing, Supporting, & Comforting All Whom We Serve
In addition to its reputation as a transportation hub for the Mid-South region, Memphis has long been recognized for its healthcare facilities. The new hospital that first opened its doors to patients in 1974 helped to further enhance the Bluff City’s reputation for exceptional medical treatment.
Prior to that historic event, full-service hospitals had been located in downtown Memphis. The inspiration for an east Memphis location grew from the conviction that, as the city expanded eastward, medical services should follow to be close to the population to be served.
Sister Rita Schroeder, an avid supporter of the proposed new suburban hospital, led the movement in 1969 to raise the needed $18 million for construction of the new facility. Her indomitable conviction, along with a sound business plan, persuaded members of the Memphis business community to support her effort. Sister Rita assumed the role of administrator when the new hospital, known today as Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, opened in December 1974.
Since that opening, the hospital’s leadership team has never lost sight of the vision of its founders – to be a provider of quality patient-centered healthcare to every patient, every time.
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is operated today by Tenet Health System, and continues its innovations in medical services and expanding its involvement in the Memphis community.
The 42-acre Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis campus includes a 479-bed hospital facility along with two medical office buildings, an outpatient surgery center, and the University of Tennessee/Saint Francis Family Practice Residency Building. As a comprehensive medical center, the facility features a wide spectrum of tertiary and acute care, outpatient services, wellness programs, and specialty areas, including:
- Bariatric Services
- Behavioral Health Services
- Cancer Care Services
- Heart & Vascular Center
- Chest Pain Emergency Center
- Diabetes Care Center
- Emergency Room
- Inpatient Rehabilitation Center
- Joint & Spine Center
- Family Birthing Center
- Outpatient Surgery Center
- Senior Care Services
- Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Centers
- Stroke Emergency Center
- Total Care and Park Avenue Outpatient Diagnostic Centers
- Women’s Center
- Wound Care and Ostomy Center
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis is the first healthcare facility in the Mid-South to provide patients with MRI/Fusion Biopsy and Blue Light Cytoscopy, the newest technology for the diagnosis and treatment of prostate and bladder cancer.
A Recognized Leader in Healthcare Services
“At Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, I am grateful to be part of an outstanding team of dedicated physicians, nurses, clinical and non-clinical support staff, and volunteers,” stated Audrey Gregory, the hospital’s CEO. “We have a fantastic hospital, where technology and quality are exceptional.”
That excellence of care and personal service have led to recognition by the American Heart Association, the Society of Chest Pain Centers, Aetna Healthcare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and numerous others.
Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis will continue to rely on high quality technology; skilled and dedicated employees; respected, patient-focused physicians; and a firm commitment to continuous quality improvement and excellence in customer service to meet the present and future healthcare needs of Memphis and the Mid-South.