Shelby County Health Care Corporation, dba Regional Medical Center at Memphis (The MED), provides a variety of health care services to the residents of Memphis, Tennessee, and surrounding regions. The 350-bed medical center offer services in areas such as trauma, HIV/AIDS, wound, obstetrics, and newborn care. In addition, The MED provides rehabilitation and mental health services, pharmacy residency programs, and community outreach programs. It operates about a dozen outpatient clinics and physician offices. The teaching hospital also has an affiliation with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
The MED provides comprehensive healthcare system which includes trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care, and high-risk obstetrics.
Many of the MED's centers, including the Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center, the Firefighters Regional Burn Center, the High-Risk Obstetrics Program, and the Sheldon B. Korones Newborn Center, provide nationally recognized care. Specialty centers also include a full service rehabilitation hospital, a wound center, the Diggs-Kraus Sickle Cell Center, an adult special care center, and subspecialty clinics which provide ongoing care for a variety of medical conditions.
The MED is an academic medical center and serves as one of the largest medical and surgical teaching sites for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. More than half the doctors in Tennessee receive all or some of their training at The MED through its affiliation with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
The medical center is a government-controlled entity that provides a large quantity of charity care due to its broad service territory containing a high number of poor residents. The legislators of Shelby County are exploring funding options to assist the health care provider in the covergage of poor patients.
The hospital was founded in 1829. – less