Who We Are

#1 Respiratory HospitalNational Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with lung, heart, and immune diseases and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, it remains the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to these disorders. Since 1998, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the #1 respiratory hospital in the nation.

Read a message from our President and CEO, Michael Salem, MD, explaining what makes National Jewish Health a unique healthcare experience.


Science Transforming Life®

Science Transforming Life: ResearcherWe are pioneering the new era of preventive and personalized medicine by integrating the latest scientific discoveries and coordinated care for lung, heart and immune diseases. Learn more about our initiatives in personalized medicine.


Mission: RadiologistOur mission is to heal, to discover and to educate as a preeminent healthcare institution. Learn more about our focus on these areas.



    Strategic Vision

    Strategic Vision: Physician with pediatric patient and motherIn January 2007, our Board of Directors approved a strategic plan, which lays out a vision that will guide us as we grow and evolve during the next decade.

    Download our latest annual report.



    History: Building on the National Jewish Health campusPart of what makes National Jewish Health great is our history as a nonprofit clinical, research and educational facility. Learn about our history, which dates back to 1899.



    Facts and Financials

    Facts and Financials: Graphs and chartsNational Jewish Health is known worldwide for specializing in lung, heart, and immune diseases. Learn about our notable achievements. 

    Read a financial overview of revenue and expenditures and download documents, such as IRS Form 990.

    Leadership and Partners

    Leaders and Partners: Three colleagues consultingOur leaders give their time, energy and resources to build and implement a vision for the institution. Learn about our Officers, Council of National Trustees and Board of Directors.  

    Partnering with other healthcare facilities and corporate organizations is vital to our mission. Learn about our partners.

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