- 262 Danny Thomas Pl | Memphis, TN 38105
- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Finding cures. Saving children.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay. As one of the largest pediatric cancer hospitals in the world, St. Jude treats about 8,600 patients each year with 73 beds in operation and a license to go up to 80 beds. But our approach is different and has been since we opened the hospital. We believe a child should live as normal a childhood as possible, even when battling life-threatening diseases. That’s why most of our patients are treated as outpatients and stay in one of our four housing facilities with nearly 300 rooms specifically designed and managed by us for families of children with cancer and other diseases. Construction of a new housing facility containing an additional 140 units is underway. On March 25, 2021 the St. Jude Board of Governors approved the largest strategic investment in our nearly 60-year history. The Six-Year St. Jude Strategic Plan focuses on the expansion of patient care and clinical and laboratory-based research related to pediatric catastrophic illnesses, including work in cancer, blood disorders, neurological diseases and infectious diseases. The plan calls for an additional 1,400 jobs; the expenditure of $1.9 billion in new construction, renovation and capital needs; and the development of new research areas. Come visit us virtually: https://tour.experience.stjude.org/