Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is proud to have affiliations with top healthcare and teaching organizations in Memphis. Methodist has two primary teaching partnerships. The first is the The University of Tennessee. UT and Methodist Healthcare became formally affiliated in 2002, with Methodist Central changing its name to Methodist University Hospital. Research shows that the best medical centers in the country are academic medical centers and recent studies demonstrate that mortality rates are lower in major teaching hospitals. The second teaching partnership is with the University of Memphis. Methodist Healthcare has established several programs with the University of Memphis for the advancement of healthcare technology, leadership and economics.
The following is some additonal information about our affiliations:
The thought process was that by bringing together the best and brightest physicians from the private community with the greatest minds among academic physicians and educators, patient care would improve.
The Medical Education and Research Institute (MERI) is a nonprofit medical teaching and training facility located in Memphis.
The Memphis Bioworks Foundation leads a collaboration of public, private, academic and government organizations to establish the area as an internationally recognized center for the development and commercialization of biomedical technology.
Health Choice is the exclusive managed care contracting organization for MetroCare Physicians and Methodist Healthcare, serving the Memphis and Mid-South area.
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has become engaged through progressive programs like the Maurice Elliott Leadership Institute, the Center for Health Care Economics and the Center for Health Care Technology.