March 23, 2015
According to www.stjude.org, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been dedicated to finding cures for children with catastrophic diseases and treating children with no payment expected. All donations that are given go to research and treatment for the children with diseases not only in the U.S. but across the world. The late Danny Thomas, a Lebanese immigrant, was the founder of the hospital. One night at mass he had given his last seven dollars to the church and knelt down to pray in front of a St. Jude statue, asking for an answer to whether he should pursue entertainment as means of supporting his new child and his wife. He promised to erect a shrine of the statue if he got an answer. He got a moderate job within two hours of prayer. He opened the hospital in 1962 with the mission statement, “to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic disease through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder, Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion, or a family’s ability not to pay”.(about st.jude). There has been five CEO’s of the company each serving 10 years. The CEO now is Dr. William Evans, who has authored more than 300 publications (About St.Jude). This company has been around for 53 years and has made miracles happen for children with no hope. St. Jude is the global leader in research and treatment for pediatric catastrophic disease.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has many partners in its efforts to raise money, it has a code of ethics to protect its patients and employees, and the hospital has received many awards, all for which reasons people trust them or the ethos. The hospital has over nine million active donors, and is partnered 288 fortune1, 000 companies (annual report). Some of their partners are well known such as Jared Jewelers, Anne Klein, Coca-Cola , Chili’s, The Today Show, CVS and many more just to name a few. They have a code ethics that is followed and audited by a committee called the formal compliance which is overseen by the CEO. The code ethics discusses the commitment to their donors that every dollar will be wisely spent to achieve their mission, also to be committed to give patients the highest quality of medical and supportive care. The code ethics also sates their commitment to develop their employees. In the code of ethics it also state that their research is not done for a profitable motive, but that sometime the research does conclude into patentable inventions, which they do make money from. No family is ever billed for the services they receive at St. Jude. They patients are also offered after care services. Every employee must pass a federal and state background check and database for working in a federal healthcare or research facility. The hospital has received many awards. Just in 2014 they received the award for Top Workplace , 2014 Direction award and 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. They were the number one children’s cancer hospital in the U.S. form 2010-2011. Greg Hale was named a top physician in America. The CEO, Dr, Evans has three cancer institute merit award for his research in anti-leukemic agents in children (about St,Jude). And of course, the founder, Danny Thomas, was given the Congressional Gold Medal in 1985 during Ronald Reagan’s presidency and in 2004 he received the Bob Hope humanitarian Award.
In the annual report it gives data and facts, or logos. St. Jude doesn’t just help in the U.S. but all over the world. They share their success with other doctors. There are 20 sites in 14 countries that are a part of St. Jude Children’s Research hospital. They offer 37,000 healthcare professionals free to pediatrics for more than 157 countries. They have more than 2,200 seminars available and seven million items viewed or downloaded. St, Jude does at least 31, 00 fundraisers a year. St. Jude is the 2nd