St Jude is a pediatric hospice located Tennessee, United States. Founded in 1962 by Danny Thomas, the institution has mutated into one of the best pediatric healthcare centers in the US. Unlike most healthcare institutions, the Foundation is a non-profit institution wherein treatment is free (Stjude.org, 2016). The hospice admits patients without considering the ability of their families to pay. Due to its commitment to free and fair medication, it does not pay taxes. The hospital sustains its operations through donations from individuals as well as organizations. Its main distinguishing mark is its concentration on acute medical conditions such as cancer, retinoblastoma, and sick cell.
To meet its objectives, the hospital has teamed up with other healthcare institutions. These institutions play a twofold role. They act as cites for referring eligible patients to St Jude (Stjude.org, 2016). They are likewise sites used by St Jude to provide care to patients. Such partnership has enabled the hospital to reduce aspects such as crowding, preventable deaths, and remoteness. To further its vision, the hospital requires all its affiliates to comply with its standards, which it routinely probes to ensure quality care.
St Jude has a comprehensive research center. The objective of the center is to find new ways of treating prevailing maladies. The center works closely with both local and international research organizations. In this way, it has been able to improve healthcare significantly. Still, the organization has routinely embraced technological innovations. Technology has played a fundamental role in its service delivery as well as research.
The hospital has a highly competent medical staff. In fact, it hardly faces a shortage of clinicians in consideration of the fact that it has teamed up with several universities to provide training to undergraduate students. Moreover, it also provides training to clinicians, professionals, and physician-scientists. In doing so, it does not only train future clinicians but also ensures it has a uniform caregiver-patient ratio.