Support from this tournament helps National Jewish Health conduct groundbreaking research and provide compassionate care for children and adults with lung, heart, immune and related conditions. No other coordinated research and clinical care facility with our expertise exists in the country.
National Jewish Health is the leading respiratory hospital in the nation holding the #1 or #2 ranking in pulmonology on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list for 24 years. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health today is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with chronic respiratory, cardiac and immune-related disorders. It is the institution in the United States where physicians refer patients with the most difficult respiratory cases.
Patients travel to National Jewish Health from all 50 states and many foreign countries to find answers, treatments and cures. In FY 2018, we logged more than 132,000 patient visits.
National Jewish Health is in the top 7 percent of institutions in the country funded by the National Institutes of Health, in terms of absolute dollars. For a specialty hospital/research center, this is a tremendous achievement. We are responsible for many important scientific advances including the discoveries of cell parts that influence allergic and immune responses, as well as proteins that slow the growth of cancer.