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st jude childrens hospital information ?

im doing a report on it. give me any information you have about this charity please.

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    Go to st Jude's children's hospital wikPage Contents Hoover's Profile

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    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

    Hoover's Profile: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Inc.

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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.

    Officers:

    CEO and Director: William E. Evans

    SVP and CFO: Michael (Mike) Canarios

    VP Executive and Corporate Relations: Hospitals

    Competitors:

    Children's National Medical Center

    City of Hope

    Nationwide Children's Hospital

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    Location

    Place 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee, (US)

    Organization

    Care System Private & Charity

    Hospital Type Specialist

    Affiliated University Unknown

    Services

    Standards JCAHO accreditation

    Emergency Dept. No

    Beds 62

    Speciality Pediatric Oncology

    History

    Founded 1962

    Links

    Website Homepage

    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.

    History

    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.

    The Hospital

    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.

    Funding

    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 with

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  • 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.

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