Since 1899, National Jewish Health has served as a beacon of hope for millions of children and adults worldwide who suffer from respiratory, cardiac, immune and related diseases.
Our multi-disciplinary approach, where physicians and researcher collaborate across specialties, is what enables us to make the correct diagnosis the first time. It also makes us uniquely equipped to treat the wide array of symptoms of COVID-19 and long COVID.
People come from around the world to our main health campus, our 25 locations across Colorado, and our Respiratory Institutes® in Denver, New York and Philadelphia for our unsurpassed excellence in patient care and research. And in FY21, we provided $42.5 million in charity and subsidized care to patients from across the country.
Throughout our history, National Jewish Health researchers have made numerous groundbreaking discoveries, including IgE, the molecule responsible for allergic reactions; the T-cell receptor gene, which triggers an immune response; the genetic roots of pulmonary fibrosis (scarring in the lungs), and more.
Clinical research at National Jewish Health has contributed to important new treatments for pulmonary fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma and others.
Our list of accomplishments and our reputation keep us at the top of the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings. Since the magazine started ranking pulmonology 25 years ago, we have been ranked #1 or #2 each year. In the 2021-22 “Best Hospitals for Common Care” category, our COPD, Lung Cancer Surgery and pneumonia programs were rated “high performing,” the highest rating available. In addition, we are one of the country’s leading recipients of research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is impressive for an institution of our size and budget.
National Jewish Health is also the only medical campus in the country with a school for chronically ill children. Morgridge Academy is a free K-8 school for children diagnosed with diseases, including severe asthma and allergies, cystic fibrosis and immune deficiencies, including HIV/AIDS.
This level of excellence in patient care and research goes well beyond the walls of National Jewish Health. Whether you live in Denver, Las Vegas, New York or London, our research benefits you and your family – even if you never come here for care.