Who We Are

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. U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health as the number one or number two hospital in pulmonology on its Best Hospitals list ever since pulmonology was included in the rankings.

Read a message from our President and CEO, Michael Salem, MD, explaining what makes National Jewish Health a unique health care experience.

Science Transforming Life®

Science Transforming Life: ResearcherWe are pioneering the new era of preventive and personalized medicine by integrating the latest scientific discoveries and coordinated care for lung, heart and immune diseases. Learn more about our initiatives in personalized medicine.



Mission: RadiologistOur mission since 1899 is to heal, to discover, and to educate as a preeminent health care institution.

We serve by providing the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; by understanding and finding cures for the diseases we research; and by educating and training the next generation of health care professionals to be leaders in medicine and science.

Our vision is to be the global leader in the research and treatment of pulmonary, cardiac and immune diseases.

We pursue this vision by pioneering individualized medicine programs, which embrace the paradigm shift from reactive medicine to personalized health care. These programs enable us to integrate the provision of outstanding patient care, the conduct of novel basic, translational and clinical research, and the education of health care and research professionals. Through our efforts, we seek to achieve cures for patients who seek treatment and to bring new knowledge and discoveries to help people worldwide.

Learn more about our focus on these areas.

Strategic Vision

Much of what occurs at National Jewish Health, what makes it a premier academic medical center, occurs behind the scenes, out of sight from most patients and visitors.Our strategic plan is a 10-year vision that will guide us as we grow and pioneer personalized medicine. The essence of the plan is the true integration of our research, clinical and educational efforts at the point of the patient.

Download our latest annual report.


History: Building on the National Jewish Health campusPart of what makes National Jewish Health great is our history as a nonprofit clinical, research and educational facility. Learn about our history, which dates back to 1899.


Accomplishments & Awards

Facts and Financials: Graphs and chartsNational Jewish Health is known worldwide for specializing in lung, heart, and immune diseases. Learn about our notable achievements. 

Read a financial overview of revenue and expenditures and download documents, such as IRS Form 990.



Leaders and Partners: Three colleagues consultingOur leaders give their time, energy and resources to build and implement a vision for the institution. Learn about our Officers, Council of National Trustees and Board of Directors.  




National Jewish Health has relationships with numerous health care organizations, including Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver and Mt. Sinai in New York.  Learn more.





Working together to deliver highly coordinated, patient-centered care.


The Respiratory Institute creates new options for patients in the New York City area.

Last Updated: 11/2015


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