St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital
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This not-for-profit hospital hardly ever slows down because, struggling economy or no, there are always patients to see. St. Jude has made it a point to steer clear of layoffs, says Mary Anna Quinn, senior vice president of human resources. "We don't want to create fear among our employees. If they stick with us, we will stick with them."

Rather than resorting to layoffs, St. Jude slowed down its hiring and cut back on other expenses as economic conditions deteriorated over the past few years. "We asked our employees to cut back on things like magazines subscriptions because the little things like that add up," says Quinn. St. Jude patients do not have to pay for their care, and the hospital also pays for patient housing, food, and transportation.


By Caitlin Keating, reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated January 20 2012: 6:56 AM ET
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