We are nearing the close of what has been another amazing year for both National Jewish Health and Saint Joseph Hospital and our work together. We’ve grown and strengthened our joint key service lines in cardiovascular, respiratory and cancer care. We have hired a new cardiology chief and have expanded our cardiac programs, including intensive cardiac rehabilitation, electrophysiology and pulmonary hypertension. We have opened a new Respiratory Institute inpatient unit at Saint Joseph Hospital and established a formal extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program. Collectively, National Jewish Health, Saint Joseph Hospital and the entire SCL Health system received the Lung Cancer Center of Excellence designation from the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. These are just a few examples of the amazing things we have accomplished this past year.
Thank you for being a part of this journey and for the excellence that each and every one of you bring to your jobs every day. Your dedication enables us to make a difference for all of our patients.
We hope you will take a few minutes to look through the stories captured in this issue of our newsletter.
Thank you for your hard work and your commitment to excellence. We look forward to an incredible 2019.
Please enjoy the holidays with your families and friends.
All the best.
Michael Salem, MD
President & CEO, National Jewish Health
Chair, Board of Directors, National Jewish
Health | Saint Joseph Hospital
President, Saint Joseph Hospital
CEO, National Jewish Health | Saint