Vanderbilt University Medical Center and A Growing Health System

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is the largest comprehensive research, teaching and patient care health system in the Mid-South region.

Represented as "Vanderbilt Health," our growing health system includes the leading adult and children's hospitals in the Southeast. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, our health system sees more 3 million patient visits a year.

We’re honored to be a resource for patients and clinicians throughout Tennessee and beyond to provide advanced care for complex and rare conditions. Through our regional hospitals and clinics, our aim is 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.

Making Health Care Personal
Our Vision: The world leader in advancing personalized health
Our Mission: Personalizing the patient experience through our caring spirit and distinctive capabilities

We’re the largest non-government employer in Middle Tennessee, with 40,000 among our workforce, and an expanding footprint in towns and communities across the region, with more than 200 clinics and three community-based hospitals.

Our growing health system has 1,709 licensed hospital beds across seven hospitals:

  • In Nashville, Vanderbilt University Hospital, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital
  • In neighboring counties, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital

We serve 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, ranked No. 1 in the Southeast 
  • A highly experienced Transplant Center that does the most heart transplants in the world, and ranks 5th in all transplants
  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the region
  • A specialized Lung Institute
  • Nationally designated Vanderbilt Eskind Diabetes Center
  • And more

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 through more than 100 residency and fellowship programs. Each year, we train more than 1,000 resident physicians.

Our robust research enterprise ranks among the top 10 centers in the country as measured by highly competitive, peer-reviewed grant funding from the National Institutes of Health.

We’re consistently considered among the nation’s best hospitals, nationally ranked by US News and World Report in multiple adult and pediatric specialties for treating the most complex cases. In fact, Vanderbilt Health is the leading provider of health care in the Southeast for children and adults.

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 Oct. 6, 2022