st jude childrens hospital information ?
im doing a report on it. give me any information you have about this charity please.
- blankLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Type: Private - Not-for-Profit
On the web: http://www.stjude.org/
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital studies and treats catastrophic diseases in children, especially pediatric cancers. The hospital only has about 60 beds as most of the nearly 5,000 children it treats annually are seen on an outpatient basis, as part of the hospital's research efforts into finding cures and more effective treatments. St. Jude not only helps kiddos with their health, but it also helps out their parents: The organization pays all expenses not covered by insurance, and patients without insurance don't have to pay. Entertainer Danny Thomas founded St. Jude in 1962; Thomas also founded the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), the fundraising organization for the hospital.
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Home > Library > Miscellaneous > WikipediaSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Place 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee, (US)
Care System Private & Charity
Hospital Type Specialist
Affiliated University Unknown
Standards JCAHO accreditation
Emergency Dept. No
Speciality Pediatric Oncology
See also Hospitals in the United States
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded in 1962, is a leading pediatric treatment and research facility focused on children's catastrophic diseases. It is located in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1996, Peter Doherty, Ph.D., of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, was corecipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for work related to how the immune system kills virus-infected cells.
St. Jude was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas on the premise that no child should die in the dawn of life. Thomas named the hospital for Saint Jude Thaddeus, the Catholic patron saint of desperate cases and lost causes. Thomas was a struggling young entertainer when he knelt in a Detroit church before a statue of St. Jude Thaddeus and asked the saint to “show me my way in life and I will build you a shrine.” Thomas's prayer was answered, and he soon moved his family to Chicago to pursue career offers. In 1957, Thomas founded the American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities (ALSAC), which helped him realize his dream. ALSAC is the fundraising organization of St. Jude. Since St. Jude opened its doors in 1962, ALSAC has had the responsibility of raising the necessary funds to keep the hospital open.
Discoveries at St. Jude have completely changed how doctors treat children with cancer and other catastrophic illnesses. Since St. Jude was established, the survival rate for acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer, has increased from 4 percent in 1962 to 94 percent today. St. Jude has treated children from across the United States and from more than 70 countries. Doctors across the world consult with St. Jude on their toughest cases. Also, St. Jude has an International Outreach Program to improve the survival rates of children with catastrophic illnesses worldwide through the transfer of knowledge, technology and organizational skills.
All medically eligible patients who are accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family's ability to pay. St. Jude is the only pediatric research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance, and families without insurance are never asked to pay. In addition to providing medical services to eligible patients, St. Jude also assists families with transportation, lodging, and meals. Three separate specially-designed patient housing facilities—Grizzly House for short-term (up to two weeks), Ronald McDonald House for medium-term (two weeks to 3 months), and Target House for long-term (3 months or more)—provide housing for patients and up to three family members, with no cost to the patient. These policies, along withSource(s): Answers.com
- 4 years ago
So why is St. Jude's Research Hospital on Forbes Inc.'s list of the "20 least efficient large U.S. charities"? Actually, so are a lot of other VERY familiar charities, including the American Cancer Society, the VFW, the Girl Scouts, the American Heart Association, the Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Disabled Veterans of America, and all the rest. Go to the company's web site and see for yourself. I guess after a while some charities become large businesses with lots of well-paid employees and huge advertising budgets that gobble up a large chunk of their revenue.