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Four-Star Rating from Charity Navigator


For the third straight year, National Jewish Health has earned the highest ranking for sound fiscal management from Charity Navigator, an independent charity evaluator.


“National Jewish Health consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America,” said Charity Navigator President and CEO Ken Berger in the award letter. “This ‘exceptional’ designation from Charity Navigator differentiates National Jewish Health from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”

According to the Charity Navigator, National Jewish Health is in the top 13 percent of charities they rate with its three consecutive four-star evaluations.

Charity Navigator ranks charities from one to four stars, based on each organization's financial health, efficiency and capacity. The ratings show donors how efficiently a charity will use their support and to what extent the charities are growing their programs and services over time. More details of the assessment are available at

“It is an honor to receive this recognition from Charity Navigator,” said Michael Salem, MD, President and CEO of National Jewish Health. “It highlights our commitment to being good stewards of the gifts we receive. The support of our donors has helped us perform groundbreaking research, build our medical center and provide charity care to patients for over 111 years.”

National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation. Founded 125 years ago as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of children and adults with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders. Patients and families come to National Jewish Health from around the world to receive cutting-edge, comprehensive, coordinated care. To learn more, visit the media resources page.

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