St. Jude History & Growth - Physical Expansion

With the growth of St. Jude's clinical and research efforts, the hospital's physical facilities must grow. The current expansion plan more than doubles the size of the campus.

A Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) facility has been built to produce drugs, vaccines, proteins, gene-based molecules and other biological products developed by St. Jude researchers and collaborating institutions. Opened in 2003, the GMP provides state-of-the-art support for investigators who are finding new ways to advance the prevention or treatment of cancer and other catastrophic illnesses in children.

The Integrated Research Center provides added space for research activities. The newly constructed Chili's Care Center houses the Department of Radiological Sciences and provides space for future expansion of inpatient activities and new research laboratories.

Despite all the planned growth, St. Jude staff have made a solid commitment to every family that enters its doors. St. Jude will continue to provide care that helps patients reach their full developmental potential, as well as support parents in their roles and help strengthen families by reorganizing services through a family-centered care model - a system-wide approach to pediatric care based on the belief that the family is a child's primary source of strength and support.