About Us

About Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is based out of Memphis, Tennessee. It is a comprehensive healthcare network that oversees five (5) adult hospitals and one  (1) pediatric hospital. 

Our History

MLH was established in 1918 as a single hospital. Over the last 100 years, it has developed into an extensive health delivery system to provide compassionate care to patients and families, regardless of socioeconomic factors.  

In addition to its six hospitals, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare encompasses a home health agency, outpatient facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, hospice residence and physician practices to meet the needs of residents in the greater Memphis area.

Despite its ongoing expansion, MLH remains committed to upholding the core values of service, quality, integrity, teamwork, and innovation. Exemplifying this steadfast dedication to bettering lives are the many accolades the network and its facilities have received over the years. Some of these prestigious awards include:

  • Methodist Memphis Hospitals have been named the Best Hospital in Memphis and second in Tennessee by the U.S. News and World Report for 2023-2024.

  • Le Bonheur Children's Hospital being designated as one of the "Best Children's Hospitals" in the country by the U.S. News and World Report.
  • The Leapfrog Group awarded all five of the MLH adult facilities "A" ratings for patient safety in 2021.

  • Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare was named a Great Place to Work in 2017, and was featured in Great Place to Work’s Top 100 Workplaces list.

Services and Specialties

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare strives to improve patient outcomes for all who seek their services. MLH and its affiliated organizations have expertise in the following areas, among others:

  • Primary Care
  • Neuroscience
  • Women’s Health
  • Cardiology
  • Maternity
  • Cancer Care
  • Transplants
  • Nursing
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Behavioral Health
  • Hospice Care
  • Imaging & Diagnostic Services
  • Orthopedics
  • Faith & Health
  • Vascular & Endovascular Surgery

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare & The University of Memphis

In March 2003, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare partnered with the University of Memphis to create the Methodist Le Bonheur Center for Healthcare Economics. The center was established as a result of the shared understanding between MLH and the University of Memphis of the importance of educating the public about the impact that healthcare has on the economy. This collaboration ensures that students have the accessibility to research and study the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of healthcare practices and their related costs. The Center for Healthcare Economics accomplishes this combined goal through a number of internship, instruction, and public service programs, the purpose of which are to empower students to conceptualize and develop ethical policy solutions to benefit all in need of healthcare services. 

For more information about Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, visit their website at methodisthealth.org or follow them on Facebook.