Concerned about the conditions of the hospital where his sick pastor was being treated, Mississippi planter John Sherard dreamed of building a hospital that would provide excellent care for patients.
Today, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is an integrated, not-for-profit healthcare system based in Memphis, Tennessee, with locations and partners across the Mid-South. Throughout our history, we have remained affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Our faith inspires us to serve our patients and improve the health of our entire community.
We’re committed to creating an environment that values the individual differences and unique contributions of everyone touched by our organization. And because no one knows our patients better than their family and friends, we encourage their participation in care and planning.
Through our partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, we help train the next generation of medical professionals and bring cutting-edge research and treatment to our patients. We seek affiliations with community organizations and congregations who work with our underserved neighbors, because we believe that everyone should receive the best possible care.