When you live in Desoto County, you can count on comprehensive, modern health care for yourself, your family, and your employees.Two major hospitals are located here: Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto located at I-55 and Goodman Road in Southaven, and Methodist Healthcare-Olive Branch located at Highway 78 (future I-22) and Bethel Road. A psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital also serves the area, as well as the DeSoto County Health Department.

Minutes away is Memphis, which is a regional healthcare hub with several major hospitals, including the University of Tennessee Medical Center, where many doctors serve medical internships. Memphis is also home of two leaders in research and treatment of children’s diseases, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center.

Following is further detail on DeSoto County’s medical services and a listing of Memphis hospitals.

Baptist Memorial Hospital – DeSoto

7601 Southcrest Parkway, Southaven (662) 772-4000

Baptist DeSoto is a 339-bed hospital that offers diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services. In 2010, Baptist Desoto received the Hospital of the Year Award (100 beds or more) from the Mississippi Nurses Association. The hospital offers open-heart surgery and a number of other cardiovascular services, and the emergency department's heart attack response rate is, on average, 30 minutes faster than the national benchmark. Baptist DeSoto's inpatient rehabilitation program ranked in the top 1 percent in the nation for quality in a report based on performance outcomes. In 2010, the hospital's Women's Center became the first breast imaging facility in DeSoto County to offer digital mammography. In 2011, Baptist DeSoto's emergency department was upgraded to a level III trauma designation. In 2012, Baptist Desoto ranked No. 1 in the state of Mississippi for heart services by HealthGrades. For more information about Baptist Desoto, please call 662.772.4000 or visit


Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

4250 Bethel Road, Olive Branch, MS (662) 932-9000

Methodist Olive Branch Hospital is the newest hospital in the Methodist system, designed to provide healthcare services to the residents of northwest Mississippi. The five-story, 100 bed hospital opened on August 16, 2013 and is accredited by the Joint Commission. The full-service hospital offers several specialties including general and minimally invasive surgery, maternity, cardiology, urology and cancer care, among others. Emergency services, lab and imaging are also available. A variety of physician offices located onsite offer specialty care close to home. The hospital is the first inpatient facility in the United States to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Healthcare Gold Certification byt the U.S. Green Building Council.

A Family Partner Council, made up of former patients or their family members, works in partnership with the leadership and clinical staff of the hospital to build a culture of Patient and Family-Centered Care throughout the institution. The council is involved in staff and family education, facility design and communication development to improve the overall healthcare experience. For more information, call 662.932.9000 or visit Branch.


Parkwood Behavioral Health System

8135 Goodman Road, Olive Branch (662) 895-4900

Parkwood Behavioral Health System offers psychiatric and chemical dependency for children, adolescents, and adults in a peaceful 38-acre wooded setting. The 112-bed facility provides programs for recovery from emotional, behavioral, and addictive disorders. Parkwood offers a full continuum of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential treatment, and aftercare groups. Also located on the campus is a 30-event ropes course which can be utilized by outside groups. This course is designed to develop teamwork, communication skills, group cohesiveness, and increase self-esteem.


DeSoto County Health Department

The DeSoto County Health Department operates in three convenient locations in DeSoto County:

6569 Highway 305 N, Olive Branch, MS (662) 895-3090

8705 Northwest Drive, Building A Suite 1, Aouthaven, MS (662) 393-2775

3212 Highway 52 South, Suite A, Hernando, MS (662) 429-9814


Health Clubs

DeSoto County is fortunate to have several health clubs throughout the county. The Olive Branch Family YMCA, in particular, offer physical therapy programs that work closely with local hospitals. They are located at 8555 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654. (662) 890-9622.

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