St. Jude History & Growth

St. Jude completed its $1 billion, five-year (1999-2005) expansion that bolstered the hospital's efforts to find cures for the catastrophic diseases of childhood. The expansion moves St. Jude much closer to ultimately realizing the dream of founder Danny Thomas that "no child should die in the dawn of life."

More than doubling the size of St. Jude's original campus, the expansion includes the Children's GMP, LLC, the nation's only pediatric research center on-site facility for production of highly specialized treatments and vaccines and an expanded Department of Immunology. Additionally, the new Chili's Care Center integrates patient care and research where rapidly evolving CT (computerized tomography) and MR (magnetic resonance) technology will keep St. Jude at the cutting edge for radiation therapy in a pediatric/adolescent setting.

St. Jude has also expanded the hospital's International Outreach and Affiliate programs, as well as an alliance with Rady Children's Hospital and the University of California. Along with this expansion is a renewed commitment to family-centered care.