St. Jude has a close relationship with the University of Tennessee (UT) Medical School and the local children's hospital, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital.
Many St. Jude patients will be seen by specialists from Le Bonheur and by UT faculty members. Many of these doctors visit St. Jude on certain days of the week to work with St. Jude patients. In other cases, the patient may need to visit Le Bonheur.
While most patient surgeries are done in the St. Jude surgery suites, a few are performed at Le Bonheur. Most often, if a St. Jude patient is admitted to Le Bonheur, one of the UT/Le Bonheur specialists (working with St. Jude staff members) will supervise that child's care.