National Jewish Medical and Research Center
1400 Jackson Street
Denver, Colorado 80206
National Jewish Medical and Research Center also known as National Jewish Hospital, has been voted the #1 Respiratory Hospital in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report for ten consecutive years. National Jewish Medical and Research Center is known around the world for treating patients with respiratory disease, and immune and related disease. The center is also well respected in the area of groundbreaking medical research.
While the original hospital for National Jewish was completed in 1893, National Jewish Hospital was founded in 1899 as a nonsectarian, nonprofit hospital. However, it was it was supported by funds from B’nai B’rith, which is how the name National Jewish Hospital was born. It was created for the treatment of consumptives. Today, National Jewish has no formal ties to any religious institution and it receives no finding from B’nai B’rith or other organizations of this kind. National Jewish Hospital’s mission statement is “to heal, to discover, and to educate as a preeminent healthcare institution.’ The mission statement dates back to the founding of Jewish Hospital in 1899.
National Jewish Hospital has several treatment programs and services including the Departmnet of Medicine, the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Immunology, the Department of Pulmonary Services, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services. In addition to the Environmental and Occupational Health Science Division, the Department of Medicine also houses the Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Division, Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Mycobacterial and Respiratory Infections, to name a few
While National Jewish Hospital does not treat cancer or conduct clinical trials, the center does employ immunologists, cell biologists, and medical doctors that study cancer in the laboratory. National Jewish Hospital scientists “fundamental studies of the processes of the body to gain better understanding of how the body protects against the development of cancer or allows it to occur.” Additionally, while National Jewish Hospital’s research team is small in comparison to other medical research teams around the world, National Jewish Medical and Research Center is still ranked 12 th in the world for influential research in molecular biology and genetics; 15 th for biology and biochemistry research, and 22 nd for immunology research (The Scientist, March 2004).
In addition to treatment of a number of respiratory diseases, and playing an active role in cancer research, National Jewish Hospital has a “LUNG LINE.” The National Jewish LUNG LINE began answering calls in 1983m and to date, LUNG LINE nurses have provided information to more than 1 million callers.