Making Health Care Personal

Vanderbilt Health is a growing health system anchored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. It is one of the largest and most prominent academic medical centers in Southeast, with seven hospitals and more than 180 clinics across Tennessee and neighboring states. 

Based in Nashville, Vanderbilt Health is a resource for patients and clinicians throughout Tennessee and beyond to provide advanced care for complex and rare conditions.

Through a network of regional hospitals and clinics, we aim to provide the best, right care in the best, right setting – which may be on our 21st Avenue campus in Nashville but increasingly is in communities closer to home.

A leading employer

Vanderbilt Health employs nearly 40,000 nurses, physicians, researchers, trainees and more, making it the largest non-government employer in Middle Tennessee.

Exceptional care close to home

Vanderbilt Health has 1,741 licensed hospital beds across 7 hospitals:

  • Vanderbilt University Hospital
  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
  • Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital
  • Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital 
  • Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital 
  • Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital 
  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital

By the numbers

  • 3.2 million patient visits
  • 79,000 surgeries
  • 78,000 hospital discharges
  • 204,000 emergency department visits
  • 5,000 Lifeflight air transports
  • Nearly 2,000 Vanderbilt Medical Group-employed clinicians
  • More than 1,200 resident physicians
  • $952 million in charity care and other community benefits

(All fiscal 2023)

Caring spirit and distinct capabilities

Vanderbilt Health provides our community with many unique and specialized services including: 

  • The region's Level 1 Trauma Center and Burn Center

  • Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, with a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit 

  • A pioneering transplant program Center that is the nation's 5th-largest transplan center by volume. Vanderbilt Transplant Center did 739 solid organ transplants in 2023, including VUMC's first combined lung-kidney and combined lung-liver transplants.
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region

Nationally Ranked Care and Discovery

World-leading academic departments and centers make scientific discoveries, advance clinical care and train the next generation of health care professionals.

  • VUMC offers more than 100 residency and fellowship programs and trains more than 1,000 resident physicians each year.
  • VUMC is among the top 10 centers in the country as measured by highly competitive, peer-reviewed grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.
  • VUMC is consistently considered among the nation’s best hospitals, nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report in multiple adult and pediatric specialties for treating the most complex cases. VUMC is a U.S. News and World Report Honor Roll hospital.
  • Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell and Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital are designated as top teaching, children's and general hospitals, respectively, by the Leapfrog Group.
  • VUMC has earned four consecutive Magnet designations from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the highest honor an organization can receive for nursing care.
  • Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC works with more than 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.

Last updated March 22, 2024