Setting Higher Standards in Children's Health Care
Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions.
Today, through their children’s hospitals and health system, they directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see their specialists — treating every child as they would their own.
They also reach beyond the walls of their hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education and research
Every parent wants the best for their child. At Nemours Children’s Health System, their care teams work hard to provide excellent care for kids, and although they don’t do it for the recognition, people are noticing. Keeping their promise to do whatever is within their power to give kids the best chance of growing up healthy has earned Nemours a place among the most respected pediatric health care systems in the nation and the world. Here’s just a sampling of their accomplishments:
Pediatric Patient Care
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children's hospitals in the nation in cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, gastroenterology and GI surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, and orthopedics.
Their doctors consistently rank among the Best Doctors in America®, year after year by Best Doctors®, Inc.
Their family-centered care ranks in the top 20 percent in key patient satisfaction areas.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children's nursing program was granted Magnet status in 2012 and was granted redesignation in 2017 by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program® as a result of their professional nursing excellence.
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was accredited as a Shared Governance organization. They earned this credential through their 12-year history of shared governance and also by participating in a Shared Governance assessment and achieving a Shared Governance level score.
Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is one of only two designated pediatric National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs (NCORP) in the country, recognized by the National Cancer Institute as a fully integrated pediatric cancer network with excellence in clinical research, clinical care and quality improvement.
A technology that remotely brings board-certified pediatricians into homes in Delaware, Florida, Maryland and Pennsylvania will be honored by CIO, a content resource for technology executives. Nemours CareConnect was selected as a Digital Edge 50 Award winner by a distinguished panel of industry experts and business and technology executives who are recognizing technology that drives greater customer engagement.
Quality & Safety
Their excellent quality and safety outcomes, from hospital readmissions for asthma to patient survival rates, help make Nemours an industry leader.
They have more than 300 active research projects and clinical trials within Nemours Research Centers for Excellence.
They’re ranked 14th in the nation for National Institutes of Health research funding among 150 free-standing children’s hospitals.
Nemours educates and trains more than 1,000 residents, fellows and medical students per year.
Health Information & Technology
They're named among the Most Wired hospitals and health systems in the annual Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
They received the HIMSS Davies Organizational Award of Excellence in 2010 from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) for their effective use of health information technology to improve the safety and quality of patient care.
Nemours Center for Children's Health Media is the creator of KidsHealth.org — the No. 1 most-visited website in the world devoted to children's health.
Only 1.1 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved the level of advancement and distinction of Nemours One, their electronic health record system which shares information among specialists, referring physicians, patients and families