National Jewish Health

Breathing Science is Life.

Denver, CO   |  https://www.nationaljewish.org

Mission

Our mission since 1899 is to heal, to discover, and to educate as a preeminent health care institution. We serve by providing the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; by understanding and finding cures for the diseases we research; and by educating and training the next generation of health care professionals to be leaders in medicine and science.

Ruling year info

1979

President and CEO

Dr. Michael Salem

Main address

1400 Jackson Street

Denver, CO 80206 USA

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Formerly known as

National Jewish Medical and Research Center

EIN

74-2044647

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Diseases, Disorders, Medical Disciplines N.E.C. (G99)

Other Medical Research N.E.C. (H99)

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Programs and results

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Research

Since its inception in 1899, National Jewish Health has held a singular place in American medicine and has earned international recognition, leading the way to researching cures and developing effective treatments for respiratory, cardiac, immune and related conditions.

With a focus on personalized medicine, our researchers are looking at environment-gene interaction and making strides in predicting, preventing, treating and tracking many diseases. Known for "translating" the lessons of basic science and applying them to human diseases, National Jewish Health attracts world-class researchers who conduct leading-edge scientific investigations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 1899, National Jewish Health has served as a beacon of hope for millions of children and adults worldwide who suffer from respiratory, cardiac and immune-related diseases. People come to our main campus – and Respiratory Institutes® in Denver, New York and Philadelphia – from around the world for our unsurpassed excellence in patient care and research and for our track record of success. With the largest concentration of top-ranked pulmonologists under one roof in the world, our model of collaborative care and ability to take breakthrough discoveries from the laboratory bench to the hospital bedside are what make us unique.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Adults
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

National Jewish Health operates Morgridge Academy, a free day school serving chronically ill students in grades K-8 living in the Denver metro area. Established in 1977, Morgridge Academy is the only free school for chronically ill children on a medical campus in the country. The mission of Morgridge Academy is to provide a safe, friendly and healthy environment committed to whole-child development.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses
Children and youth
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Accreditations

Charity Navigator 2013

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) - Hospital Accreditation 2013

Awards

#1 in Pulmonology 2017

U.S. News and World Report

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The National Jewish Health strategic plan is a 10-year vision that will guide us as we grow and pioneer personalized medicine. The essence of the plan is the true integration of our research, clinical and educational efforts at the point of the patient.

Embracing this strategic plan will enable us to build on the outstanding history of National Jewish Health and to extend our excellence as leaders in the research and treatment of respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases.

Research: Build a more complete research continuum that integrates clinical, translational and basic research to promote innovation and collaboration.

Clinical: Recruit the finest faculty and staff to support our mission; increase patient care to support greater breadth and depth of services; improve quality and performance; and take a leadership role in individualized medicine and personalized health care.

Faculty: Accelerate the growth of the faculty in areas related to clinical, translational and basic science while developing the next generation of leaders.

Entrepreneurial Ventures: Pursue ventures, including commercialization of research and wellness programs, that generate returns sufficient to fund growth initiatives and mission-related activities.

Philanthropy: Increase our donor base and create funding opportunities for major donors to support innovative programs, research and faculty growth.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. We educate and train the next generation of health care professionals to be leaders in medicine and science. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care.

- Recruited over 200 globally recognized faculty and health care professionals, the next generation of leaders in medicine and science.

- Established the Center for Genes, Environment and Health to help researchers understand how genes work in biological systems and how variants of these genes contribute to disease and personalized treatments.

- Created the Cancer Center, drawing upon the institution's existing strengths in imaging, genomics, interventional pulmonology, immunology, pathology and clinical research to diagnose and treat patients with lung and gastrointestinal cancers.

- Built the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Imaging® to provide advanced diagnostics that are central to personalized medicine. Along with the Minimally Invasive Diagnostic Center, the Institute helps to choose the right therapy for the individual to provide diagnostic and therapeutic pulmonary procedures, and gastroenterology and otolaryngology services.

- Founded the Integrated Bioinformation and Specimen Center that collects and anonymously stores clinical data,tissue, fluids and DNA of thousands of patients who have generously agreed to participate in this program.

- Developed the Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories, where faculty translate research discoveries into new diagnostic tests that detect diseases earlier and more accurately and help to choose the right therapy for the individual.

Financials

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National Jewish Health

Board of directors
as of 6/11/2021
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Board chair

Steven Kris

Evan Zucker

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male

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