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St Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital advances cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. A non-profit pediatric research and patient care hospital, St. Jude is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer, sickle cell disease, HIV, and other diseases. The hospital focuses on the advancement of scientific knowledge and its rapid translation into new therapies for children. St. Jude is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. St. Jude is also recognized as a Nurse Magnet site by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. St. Jude collaborates with domestic and international affiliates and partners and disseminates scientific data freely via the internet and publications so that children may benefit from it wherever they live.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is recognized as one of the leading medical institutions in the world. Central to our success is our focused mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment, the seamless integration of outstanding patient care and world-class clinical and laboratory research and a unique culture where every employee is part of a team that places the child and their family at the center of everything.
St. Jude is committed to providing the best medical care and supportive services for children with hematological malignancies, brain tumors, solid tumors, non-malignant hematopoietic diseases or select infectious diseases. Our models of care for the treatment of these diseases are second to none and set the standards to which other institutions aspire. At St. Jude, our responsibility is to learn from every patient treated on campus and to use this information to advance treatment.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Additional Culture Details
St. Jude was founded by actor/entertainer Danny Thomas in 1962 as the fulfillment of a promise he made early in his career to St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. Thomas and his wife Rose Marie are entombed in the beautiful memorial garden located on our more than 90-acre campus in Downtown Memphis. Their three children, Marlo, Terre and Tony, carry on his legacy and belief that “no child should die in the dawn of life.”
- We demonstrate sensitivity to the physical and emotional wellbeing of our patients, families, staff and supporters.