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Old Posted Jan 13, 2010, 2:52 AM
Johnny Ryall Johnny Ryall is offline
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Originally Posted by DIESELPOLO View Post
Hi forumers,

I am utterly impressed with Memphis' new developments. Especially as it appears that the city is really setting the stage for sustained development by having a burgeoning healthcare industry which attracts the educated (the ideal demographic for any city).

After looking at the developments and the emerging architecture, I wanted to know a couple things: How dense is downtown, are these medical campuses research institutes in walkable neighborhoods, how has downtown's evolution or maintenance been since the late 90's, do you know how important Memphis is becoming within the medical industry?

Thanks for any answers! Haven't been down for probably 10 years! My mother is from there.
Memphis may be one of the only cities in the U.S. that is ranked economically above the national average in 4 of the 5 major sectors of biotechnology. Hospitals, Clinics & other high-end practices are 1 of those major sectors. The projects previously featured were all located in the Memphis Medical Center (adjacent to Downtown & a component of the Central Business District).
Although, just as always, Memphis seems to have a major counterpart in its other major commercial markets. These include the Wolf River Medical Corridor in eastern Memphis which is home to Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporate Headquarters & their flagship hospital which includes the Baptist Heart Institute. Also, it contains Medical Plaza towers 1,2 & 3, Baptist Hospital for Women, the West Clinic/ Memphis Heart Clinic, Baptist Cancer Care Clinic, Semmes Murphy Coporate Offices, Campell Clinic (world- renowned Orthopaedics practice & research), the 15 story tower of St. Francis Hospital with it's renovated & expanded ER & Chest Pain Center (also a new location in Bartlett being expanded!), a myriad of other high-end practices all over the vicinity and the major expansion of Methodist Germantown.

Baptist Memorial Healthcare Corporate Headquarters @ Humphreys Center in East Memphis' Wolf River Medical Corridor
194,000-square-foot, five-story masonry and ribbon glass building

If all that wasn't enough, now we have the emerging Southaven/ Desoto Medical Center. Its' centerpiece is the new major expansion of Baptist Desoto, now the second largest in the Baptist Memorial system. I'll stop there for now, but there is much more to Memphis when it comes to biotechnology.

Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto, Expansion Tower /Renevation of ER, $175,000,000
The new 11 story tower, which opened Nov. 5, 2006, added 140 beds, bringing the bed total at the Southaven facility to 339. The number makes Baptist-DeSoto (412,000 SF) second in size only to Baptist-Memphis within the Baptist system.

Previous Expansions:
December 2002 was the opening of the Baptist DeSoto Outpatient Diagnostic Center and Women's Center.
In 2001, Baptist DeSoto completed three expansion projects that nearly doubled the size of the hospital and added much-needed services. A new critical care unit opened on Valentine's Day and brought open-heart surgery to DeSoto County for the first time ever. In April, the hospital's labor and delivery services expanded with the opening of the 34,000-square-foot Women's Pavilion. And DeSoto County's first radiation oncology unit, the Baptist Center for Cancer Care-DeSoto, opened in December.

391 Southcrest / Baptist DeSoto Campus, Southaven, MS
Class A Medical Office Building Size:58,036 SF

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