Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is the first and only comprehensive pediatric medical center in Memphis and its surrounding region.
Located in the heart of Memphis' medical district, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is a comprehensive, not-for-profit regional medical center that serves a five-state area and beyond. We treat more than 130,000 children each year with services that include 45 medical and surgical subspecialities and a staff of more than 650 pediatricians, pediatric specialists and subspecialists.
Le Bonheur literally means "happiness." But for so many children and their families, it's also a place of hope and healing, care and compassion. Doing what's best for children of the Mid-South and beyond guides everything we do. Our commitment to children is reflected through providing exceptional clinical care, finding new scientific discoveries and training future caregivers.
Our beginnings are humble. More than 80 years ago, a group of women began a sewing circle to make clothing for Memphis' orphans, and eventually provided transportation to those orphans' doctors appointments. When a group of local physicians dreamed of a hospital dedicated to children, they looked to these women to help. And help they did.
Today, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is a leader in pediatric clinical care and research, and is the region's premier teaching hospital for future pediatricians, pediatric surgical specialists and clinicians. Our partnerships with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have helped build a strong reputation for both teaching and discovery.
Premier Services at Le Bonheur Children's
Our Neuroscience Institute has become a national leader in treating children with brain tumors, epilepsy and sleep disorders. Outside of our walls, we're building healthy families with community outreach programs that target neighborhoods with high rates of diabetes, asthma and obesity. Our commitment to children began with our founders and is woven through everything we do.
Building the New Le Bonheur Children's
Le Bonheur Children's Hospital is growing to meet the challenges of caring for the children of today and tomorrow. The new Le Bonheur consists of 12 floors comprising 610,000 square feet, with a capacity of 255 inpatient beds. The new campus contains nearly 1 million square feet, a net gain of 350,000 square feet. The new Le Bonheur is the most technologically advanced hospital in the region.