Education Center & Libraries
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Education Center
This facility offers colleagues, physicians and the community more than 20,000 square feet of conference and classroom space ideally suited to health care education and professional development, as well as community events.
The facility’s centerpiece is the Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium, named in honor of the surgeon who performed the world’s first successful coronary artery bypass graft in 1964.
Before building the Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Education Center, Baptist either had to rent outside space or hold events in outdated facilities. Fundraising for the $7 million center was conducted by the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation and made possible, in part, by generous benefactors. Especially appreciated was the contribution of Mrs. Christine Garrett Fallis and her family. Dr. H. Edward Garrett Jr., son of Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. and Mrs. Fallis is a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon on staff at Baptist.
Ann L. & Joseph H. Powell Library
6019 Walnut Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38120
Patients and visitors are encouraged to browse our collections of books, periodicals, DVDs and other educational materials on a variety of health-related topics. Joseph Powell was president of Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation from 1981 to 1994, a time of unprecedented expansion from a single hospital in downtown Memphis to a multi-region health care system.
Maury W. Bronstein Health Sciences Library
This facility’s resources and services support the information and education needs of physicians, nurses and professional staff.
- More than 60 medical and nursing journals
- More than 1,000 medical and nursing textbooks and monographs
- Access to several online databases, including PubMed and UpToDate
The library's book collection consists of reference books that may be used in the library and other medical or nursing books that may be checked out by clinical professionals that are affiliated with Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation. The holdings catalog (WebOPAC) is available at http://www.bchs.edu/content/library
About Maury W. Bronstein
Maury Bronstein, M.D., has provided exemplary patient care for Mid-Southerners for almost half a century. During his distinguished 50-year career at Baptist, specializing in internal medicine and cardiology, Bronstein has served as Medical Staff president, Chief of Staff and chairman of the department of medicine at Baptist Memorial Hospital; president of the Memphis Academy of Internal Medicine and president of the Memphis Heart Association. In 1998, the Baptist East Medical Library was renamed the Maury W. Bronstein Health Sciences Library after a prominent philanthropist and close friend, Avron Fogelman, suffered a serious illness and was hospitalized at Baptist East, where Bronstein cared for him. Fogelman was so impressed that he made a gift to the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation to rename the hospital's library after his friend and physician.
Reserving Space at the Center
Please read the guidelines below to find out if your group is eligible to use space at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis Education Center—including the Garrett Auditorium and educational classrooms. To reserve space at the Center or request catering for your event from Baptist, please complete the appropriate online form(s) below and email the appropriate departments for any resources your event will require as explained in the forms.