National Jewish Health-Main Campus

1400 Jackson Street
Denver, CO 80206

303-398-1355

National Jewish Health is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac, immune and related disorders.

History

National Jewish Health began serving patients in 1899 in response to the great number of destitute individuals suffering from tuberculosis (then known as consumption) who flocked to Denver for the climate's supposed beneficial effect on respiratory diseases. At the time, no institution in Denver would admit penniless consumptives, and many poor victims of the disease lived and died on the city's streets.

Our Name

Throughout our history, the National Jewish Health name has evolved.

1899: The National Jewish Hospital for Consumptives

1925: National Jewish Hospital at Denver

1965: National Jewish Hospital and Research Center

1978: National Jewish Hospital/National Asthma Center

1985: National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine

1997: National Jewish Medical and Research Center

2008: National Jewish Health

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