St. Jude Hospital
from the St. Jude website:
St. Jude is unlike any other pediatric treatment and research facility. Discoveries made here have completely changed how the world treats children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. With research and patient care under one roof, St. Jude is where some of today’s most gifted researchers are able to do science more quickly.
St. Jude researchers are published and cited more often in high impact publications than any other private pediatric oncology research institution in America. St. Jude is a place where many doctors send some of their sickest patients and toughest cases. A place where cutting-edge research and revolutionary discoveries happen every day. We’ve built America’s second-largest health-care charity so the science never stops.
All patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude are treated without regard to the family’s ability to pay.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked St. Jude the top children’s cancer hospital in the nation. This recognition is one of several that underscores St. Jude’s unique role in the charitable and health care landscape. In March 2010, St. Jude was the charity ranked highest in trust in the United States, according to a public survey conducted by the international research firm Harris Interactive. In addition, St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. In 2009, Parents magazine ranked St. Jude as the number 1 pediatric cancer care hospital in the country, based on the magazine’s survey of 75 hospitals nationwide.