An effort of this magnitude would not be successful without the collective support, active engagement, and coordinated collaboration of the District's major anchor institutions. The Anchor Institutions collectively represent over 23,000 employees, 8,000 students, 310 acres of property, and have $2.7 billion in operating budget.

Baptist Health Sciences University is a private Christian college that focuses on undergraduate health care education. Building on an educational legacy begun in 1912, Baptist College offers baccalaureate degrees in nine health care majors: biomedical sciences, diagnostic medical sonography, health care management, medical laboratory science, medical radiography, nuclear medicine technology, nursing, radiation therapy, and respiratory care.

Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is a seven-hospital system with home health agencies and outpatient clinics that serve the entire Mid-South including Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. Le Bonheur is the first and only comprehensive pediatric medical center in Memphis and its surrounding region. Each year more than 250,000 children visit our campus to receive outstanding health care from more than 700 pediatric specialists.

Regional One Health, chartered in 1829, is the oldest hospital in Tennessee to provide compassionate care and exceptional services. Primarily servicing west Tennessee, east Arkansas and north Mississippi, the Regional Medical Center, is home to highly respected Centers of Excellence including trauma, burn, neonatal intensive care and high-risk obstetrics.

Shelby County Health Department promotes, protects, and improves the health and environment of all Shelby County residents.

Southern College of Optometry, founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1932, is one of the nation's leading institutions of optometric education. SCO and its clinical presence serves the greater Memphis community with more than 60,000 patient encounters each year at The Eye Center.

Southwest Tennessee Community College provides the citizens of Shelby County, Fayette County and the surrounding Mid-South region with a high quality and affordable post-secondary education that prepares them for associate degrees, future educational opportunities, and successful employment.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases.

University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center improves the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service.

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