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Nemours Children’s Health System Ranks in Multiple Specialties in U.S. News & World Report 2020-21


Wilmington, DE – Nemours Children’s Health System, providing pediatric care at more than 80 sites in five states, is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s best. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, in five pediatric specialties in the new 2020-21 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Orthopedics ranked in the top 20 in the nation. In addition, Nemours’ pediatric partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, achieved rankings in three specialty areas that are staffed solely by Nemours pediatric specialists.


“Congratulations to our outstanding faculty and staff on this acknowledgement of our commitment to exceptional patient care,” said Nemours President and CEO R. Lawrence Moss, MD. “The information provided by U.S. News and World Report helps families make important health care decisions. Patients come to Nemours from across the country and around the world for our expertise and innovative approaches to care. We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best and to offer skilled, compassionate and equitable care every day.”


The duPont Hospital for Children’s ranked specialties include:

  • Cancer

  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery

  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery

  • Orthopedics


Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in each year it has participated in the survey. “To achieve these important rankings in our hospital’s 80th anniversary year is a testament to the high standard of care that families have come to expect from us,” said Jay Greenspan, MD, MBA, Nemours CEO, Delaware Valley Operations.

Ranked specialties provided by Nemours physicians at Wolfson Children’s Hospital include:

  • Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders

  • Orthopedics

  • Urology

“Through the partnership with Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Nemours is proud to support excellence in patient care services, research, and educational endeavors to provide a superior experience for children and their families,” said Gary Josephson, MD, chief medical officer for Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville.

The U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology factors in patient outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices.


U.S. News introduced the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings in 2007 to help families of children with rare or life-threatening illnesses find the best medical care available. The rankings are the most comprehensive source of quality-related information on U.S. pediatric hospitals.

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