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.
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.
2016 - Methodist University Hospital Transplant Institute in partnership with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center was the recipient of a generous $40 million gift. The gift is being used to focus on developing the Transplant Institute's research program and creating a state of the art comprehensive transplant facility. This is the largest single donation in Methodist's history.
2017 - Methodist Le Bonheur makes its debut on the national Fortune magazine and Great Place Top 100 Workplaces list.
2018 - Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare celebrates 100 years of service: A CENTURY OF INNOVATIONS. A DEDICATION TO THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE.
209 - When complete, the $275 million project will include a 440,000 square foot tower that upgrades services within the hospital, as well as provides state-of-the-art medical technology. The consolidation of oncology, transplant and outpatient programs into a centralized area will increase efficiency for medical staff and caregivers while improving the healthcare experience for patients, families and visitors.
- Named a Commercial Appeal Top Workplace 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016.
- Listed as a Becker’s Top 150 Workplace in Healthcare 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
- Selected as #92 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2017® .
- Featured on the following lists from Fortune magazine and the Great Place to Work®Institute:
- Selected #47 Forbes America's Best Employers in 2017