Published On 06/06/2014

1899 – John Sherard comes to Memphis to visit his pastor in the ward of another hospital.

1909 – Board of Missions in Memphis Conference recommends pursuit of a hospital.

1911 – Local Hospital Committee holds its first meeting. John Sherard donates the first $1,000.

1918 – Lucy Brinkley Women’s and Children’s Hospital is donated and operates as Methodist Hospital until a new facility is built on Lamar.

1921 – Dedication ceremony and public reception are held for the new hospital on Lamar.

1922 – Lamar hospital is sold to become a veteran’s hospital and re-opened as Lucy Brinkley.

1924 – Opening celebration is held for Methodist Hospital on Union Avenue.

1969 – School of Nursing opens.

1973 – Methodist South Hospital opens in Whitehaven.

1978 – Methodist North Hospital opens in Raleigh/Bartlett.

1981 – Methodist Health Systems is created as a parent company. Methodist acquires Fayette Hospital.

1985 – Germantown Community Hospital opens with Methodist as a 20% owner.

1993 – Methodist becomes sole owner of Germantown Hospital and renames it Methodist Germantown.

1995 – Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center becomes part of Methodist.

1997 – Methodist Health Systems is renamed Methodist Healthcare.

2002 – UT and Methodist Healthcare announce their formal affiliation. Methodist Central is renamed Methodist University Hospital. With the closing of UT Bowld Hospital, transplant services move to Methodist University.

2010 – Sutherland Cardiology Clinic joins Methodist. From 2010 through the present, primary care and specialist physician practices across the Mid-South join the Methodist Healthcare family.

2011 – Methodist Hospice Residence opens. Methodist, UTHSC, and The West Clinic announce a partnership to create West Cancer Center.

2013 – Methodist Olive Branch Hospital opens in Olive Branch, Mississippi. UT Methodist Physicians (UTMP) group is formed with more than 60 University of Tennessee affiliated specialists.