Hi. There are several hospital systems in the Memphis area (Methodist/Lebonheur healthcare, Baptist, St. Francis) along with Regional one health (formerly the Med) and St. Jude Children's research hospital. I work for LeBonheur children's and I love it. I've been an RN for 5 years and was an LPN for 5 years before. I was given a little more in salary due to experience but new nurses start out at 21.00 (I think). Personally I think the MLH system is great, but I'm biased. 80/20 benefits and PTO accrual are decent. As far as living, I would stick to the suburbs (Bartlett, Germantown, Collierville, Lakeland) because each city has formed their own municipal school system, which should be much better than the newly unified Shelby County school system. Memphis has it's share of crime (can't sugar coat that!!), but it has some great things too. Lots of good restaurants to visit, museums and other sights to see (Beale street, Graceland, Memphis Zoo etc.) I was born and raised here so it's home for me. Good luck!!!