What Tomorrow Brings
Baptist Memorial Hospital Opens
On July 22, 1912, the 150-bed Baptist Memorial Hospital, built at a cost of $235,000, opens its door ...
First Baby Born at Baptist
August 9, 1912
, Mrs. Frank Sherman Vories gives birth to the ...
East Wing Opens
A new east wing with 100 beds is completed and Baptist becomes the largest privately owned hospital ...
Automatic Elevators Installed
Baptist is one of the first hospitals in the country to install automatic elevators.
Madison East Addition Opens
The new 13-story Madison East addition opens, bringing the hospital bed capacity to 800. Baptist bec ...
Baptist Medical Building Opens
The Baptist Medical Building, a 10-story office building for doctors, opens at the corner of Dudley ...
Regional Rehabilitation Center Established
Baptist is the first Mid-South hospital, and among the first 10 in the nation, to establish a satell ...
The Chapel and Arthur Harris
"The Chapel," as it was simply known, was one of the most beloved spaces ...
Union East Opens
The 18-story Union East addition opens, bringing the hospital's bed capacity to 1,825.
Elvis Presley Pronounced Dead
On August 16, Elvis Presley, arriving at Baptist one final time, is pronounced dead.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-East Opens
Baptist Memorial Hospital-East opens as a 400-bed satellite hospital in rapidly growing East Shelby ...
Baptist DeSoto Opens
Baptist opens an affiliate hospital in DeSoto County, Mississippi.
Mid-South's First Successful Implant of Heart Transplant Device
Baptist is the site of the Mid-South's first successful implant of a device designed to help keep he ...
Baptist Merges with St. Joseph Hospital
Baptist announces plans for a $400 million expansion project, and a merger begins with Memphis' St. ...
Baptist Collierville Opens
Baptist opens a new affiliate hospital in Collierville, Tennessee.
Baptist Heart Institute Opens
The Baptist Heart Institute opens at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women Opens
Baptist Memorial Hospital for Women, one of only a few freestanding women's hospitals in the country ...
First in Mid-South to Own da Vinci
Baptist becomes the first hospital in the Mid-South to own a new robotic surgery device called da Vi ...
Baptist's Downtown Building Demolished
At 6:45 a.m. on November 6, Baptist's old 21-story building downtown, which had been closed for fiv ...
Baptist Trinity Hospice House and Center for Good Grief
On October 29, 2011, Baptist celebrated the first anniversary of the area's first residential hospi ...