Le Bonheur Club is Formed
The Memphis Pediatric Society approaches club members with a dream: building a hospital dedicated to children.
A goal of $2 million – ambitious in a post-war economy – is set to build a children’s hospital in Memphis.
Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital opens its doors.
Le Bonheur becomes the primary pediatric teaching partner for The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s Department of Pediatrics.
Frank T. Tobey Memorial Hospital closes and pediatric services are shifted to Le Bonheur, desegregating children’s health in Memphis.
Le Bonheur joins the Methodist Healthcare family.
Plans are announced to build the new Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.
The Family Partners Council is formed, helping Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital collaborate with patient families as part of the care team.
Le Bonheur breaks ground for the new hospital.
Le Bonheur hosts Grand Opening celebration.
Le Bonheur moves patients into new hospital.
Demolition and remodeling of the old Le Bonheur begins.
Le Bonheur is named a “Best Children’s Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report.
Trauma program receives Level 1 Designation by the American College of Surgeons.
Heart Institute awarded the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) highest three star rating.
Hospital receives Magnet designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Le Bonheur Neuroscience Institute’s Dravet syndrome program named a Dravet Comprehensive Care Center by the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. Le Bonheur’s program is one of 13 in the country.
Gold Award for Excellence in Life Support – Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.
10 years of being named a Best Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
Le Bonheur earns the American College of Radiology gold seal of accreditation.
June 29, 2021 — West Tennessee Healthcare and Le Bonheur Children’s announce a new collaboration to provide specialized pediatric care to the children of West Tennessee.
August 27, 2021 — Le Bonheur breaks ground on the largest building expansion since opening the hospital in 2010.
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