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St Jude

  1. 1. For the Children An Introduction to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  2. 2. <ul><li>Mission … </li></ul>… to advance cures and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment
  3. 3. St. Jude History Danny’s prayer to St. Jude Thaddeus: “Show me my way in life and I will build you a shrine.”
  4. 4. <ul><li>Promise led to idea of a research hospital devoted to curing catastrophic diseases in children </li></ul><ul><li>More than just a treatment facility— a research center for all the children of the world </li></ul>St. Jude History
  5. 5. <ul><li>Fundraising began in the early 1950s </li></ul><ul><li>Thomas and his wife traveled all over the U.S. by car to raise money </li></ul>St. Jude History
  6. 6. <ul><li>Thomas united with fellow Arab-Americans to help raise money for St. Jude as a way to thank the United States for the gift of freedom and honor their immigrant forefathers </li></ul><ul><li>1957—formation of ALSAC (American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sole purpose of ALSAC is to raise money for St. Jude </li></ul></ul>St. Jude History
  7. 7. <ul><li>Fundraising arm of St. Jude </li></ul><ul><li>No child ever turned away due to inability to pay </li></ul><ul><li>One of America’s leading health care charities </li></ul><ul><li>St. Jude operating budget is more than $1.4 million per day </li></ul>St. Jude History ALSAC
  8. 8. <ul><li>Must be referred by physician </li></ul><ul><li>Generally 18 years old or younger </li></ul><ul><li>Must have disease currently studied at St. Jude </li></ul>St. Jude Admission Facts
  9. 9. <ul><li>About 400 new patients each year </li></ul><ul><li>More than 5,400 “active” patients </li></ul><ul><li>60 staffed inpatient beds </li></ul>St. Jude Admission Facts
  10. 10. St. Jude Housing Facts St. Jude provides housing, meals and transportation for each patient and one parent at no cost to the family
  11. 11. <ul><li>For families staying in Memphis longer than three months </li></ul><ul><li>96 two-bedroom, fully furnished apartments </li></ul><ul><li>Fitness center </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Music room </li></ul><ul><li>Meditation garden </li></ul>St. Jude Housing Facts Target House
  12. 12. <ul><li>For families staying in Memphis from one week to three months </li></ul><ul><li>51 guest rooms </li></ul><ul><li>Double and single beds with private baths </li></ul><ul><li>Shared kitchens and gathering spaces </li></ul><ul><li>One of the largest Ronald McDonald Houses in U.S. </li></ul>St. Jude Housing Facts Ronald McDonald House
  13. 13. <ul><li>For families staying in Memphis less than one week </li></ul><ul><li>First housing on St. Jude campus </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Opened in January 2004 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>100 guest rooms </li></ul>St. Jude Housing Facts Grizzlies House
  14. 14. <ul><li>Research and treatment are equally important </li></ul>Research and Treatment
  15. 15. <ul><li>Known for advances in treatment of childhood leukemia </li></ul><ul><li>Other catastrophic diseases taken on by St. Jude: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Genetic diseases such sickle cell disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Childhood cancers including tumors of the bone, brain and soft tissue </li></ul></ul>Research and Treatment
  16. 17. Outreach Overview Less than 30 percent of the world’s children with cancer have access to modern treatments
  17. 18. <ul><li>Peoria, Illinois </li></ul><ul><li>Johnson City, Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Baton Rouge, Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Shreveport, Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Huntsville, Alabama </li></ul>U.S. Outreach Partner sites in
  18. 19. <ul><li>St. Jude partner institutions in 19 countries </li></ul><ul><li>St. Jude caregivers travel to share information about latest treatments and medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Partners send personnel to St. Jude for training </li></ul><ul><li>Cure4Kids Web site provides online education worldwide </li></ul>International Outreach
  19. 20. <ul><li>1999—launched a $1 billion expansion project doubling the size of the campus, adding new research, treatment and housing </li></ul><ul><li>2008—expansion completed with the opening of the Chili’s Care Center, a 340,000 square-foot facility that puts patients and scientists in the same building to fast-track the translation of new knowledge into better care for our children </li></ul>Expansion
  20. 21. <ul><li>Research includes major initiatives in both diagnostic and therapeutic radiology, including nuclear chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>State-of-the-art cyclotron enables researchers to conduct new studies not previously possible </li></ul>More Groundbreaking Research

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