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  • 2014

    December

    Nemours Awarded Top Hospital Distinction by Leapfrog Group

    Nemours Awarded Top Hospital Distinction by Leapfrog Group

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Hospital was one of just nine children’s hospitals in the country to make the annual Top Hospital List for demonstrating excellence in hospital safety and quality

    November

    Nemours Children's Health System Expands in Brevard County

    Orlando - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Palm Bay opens on December 1, giving families access to services including routine and preventative care, check ups and health-screenings.

    Nemours Children's Health System Expands to Maitland

    Nemours Children's Health System Expands to Maitland

    Orlando - Monday, Nov 3, 2014

    Dr. Anne van Wert, a board certified pediatrician, and her team are now available to provide pediatric services such as immunizations and sick visits.

    October

    Overweight Kids Misinterpret Asthma Symptoms

    Florida - Friday, Oct 24, 2014

    New research shows obese children with asthma may mistake symptoms of breathlessness for loss of asthma control leading to high and unnecessary use of rescue medications.

    New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read

    New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read

    Orlando - Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Health System today launched Reading BrightStart!, a new website for parents of children birth-5 that helps all young children find a path to reading success.

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and Wife to Chair Nemours' Fall Gala

    Florida - Tuesday, Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his wife Grace will serve as honorary chairs of 'A Night with Nemours' - an event that supports the Nemours Fund for Children's Health.

    September

    Nemours Expands Team to Help Lead Growth in Florida

    Florida - Friday, Sep 12, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Health System announced the promotion of two leaders, both charged with helping Nemours further expand in Florida.

    August

    UnitedHealthcare and Nemours Expand Network Relationship

    Orlando - Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

    People enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s employer-sponsored, individual, Medicaid and Florida Healthy Kids plans will gain new access to care provided by Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando.

    Nemours Named to Health Care's Most Wired List for 2014

    Florida - Wednesday, Aug 6, 2014

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL, have both been named to the 16th annual Hospitals and Health Networks magazine 2014 Most Wired List.

    July

    Nemours Hires Corporate Partnerships Manager for North Florida

    Jacksonville - Monday, Jul 7, 2014

    Maggie Hightower, CFRE, Corporate Partnerships Manager, will build philanthropic support for the unique pediatric programs and services offered by Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville.

    Nemours Children's Hospital Emergency Department Among the Best

    Nemours Children's Hospital Emergency Department Among the Best

    Orlando - Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

    The Emergency Nurses Association honored the Nemours Children’s Hospital Emergency Department with its prestigious Lantern Award, recognizing the department's commitment to quality and safety.

    June

    Nemours to Launch Early Autism Intervention Program

    Orlando - Sunday, Jun 15, 2014

    More children in Florida will be screened for autism and additional caregivers trained to provide proven therapies thanks to a grant from the State of Florida.

    NCH Announces New Chair for Dept. of Surgery

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Friday, Jun 13, 2014

    Nemours announces the appointment of Dr. Steven Frick as surgeon-in-chief and chair of the Department of Surgery for Nemours Children’s Hospital.

    May

    Nemours Neurosurgeon Commits to Research and Community Outreach

    Orlando - Friday, May 30, 2014

    President Obama convened experts to the White House Healthy Kids and Safe Sports Concussion Summit, including the chief of the division of neurosurgery at Nemours Children’s Hospital.

    Nemours Expands Services Into Lake and Seminole Counties

    Orlando - Tuesday, May 20, 2014

    Families in Lake and Seminole counties will now have greater access to the Nemours Children’s Health System through two new primary care offices.

    Nemours CEO Ranked Among Most Influential Physician Executives

    Jacksonville - Thursday, May 15, 2014

    Nemours Foundation President & CEO David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, was named one of Modern Healthcare Magazine’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

    164 Nemours Physicians Named to 2014 Best Doctors in America List

    Florida - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    164 physicians affiliated with Nemours appear on the recently released Best Doctors in America® List for 2014. Only five percent of doctors in America earn this prestigious honor.

    April

    'Nemours Cares Day' Brings Hundreds to Support Local Communities

    Florida - Friday, Apr 18, 2014

    Demonstrating their collective power to make a difference in communities across the Delaware Valley and Florida, Nemours held its first Nemours Care Day on April 12.

    March

    Nemours Hires New Central Florida Director of Fund Development

    Nemours Hires New Central Florida Director of Fund Development

    Florida - Monday, Mar 24, 2014

    Lesli J. Cearley, director of fund development for the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, will build philanthropic support for the unique pediatric programs and services offered by Nemours.

    Nemours Applauds Partnership for a Healthier America's Leadership

    Nemours Applauds Partnership for a Healthier America's Leadership

    Florida - Thursday, Mar 13, 2014

    Nemours congratulates the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) regarding Knowledge Universe’s commitment to join PHA and implement standards that align with the Let’s Move! Child Care goals.

    Nemours Launches Nemours Children's Urgent Care

    Orlando - Saturday, Mar 1, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Urgent Care will provide children the treatment they need for flu, broken bones, cuts, burns and sports injuries during evenings, weekends and holidays.

    February

    Nemours Names Rodney McKendree Chief Financial Officer

    Nemours Names Rodney McKendree Chief Financial Officer

    Jacksonville - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

    Nemours named Rodney McKendree to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

  • 2013

    December

    Nemours, Other Children's Hospitals Win Grant to Link Data

    Nemours, Other Children's Hospitals Win Grant to Link Data

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Sunday, Dec 22, 2013

    The Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute awarded Nemours and seven other children’s health systems a grant to develop an infrastructure that allows participating systems to easily collaborate.

    Nemours Children's Hospital Honors Dedicated Supporter

    Nemours Children's Hospital Honors Dedicated Supporter

    Orlando - Friday, Dec 20, 2013

    Dan Deighan of Deighan Financial Advisors in Melbourne, Fla. — also known in the community as ”Coach Deigs” — was recognized with the Inspiration Award at a Nemours Society event held in Orlando.

    November

    Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Earns National Accreditation

    Blood and Marrow Transplant Program Earns National Accreditation

    Jacksonville - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013

    The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal.

    Nemours Receives Department of Defense Award

    Nemours Receives Department of Defense Award

    Jacksonville - Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013

    The Department of Defense has awarded Nemours a $3.9 million grant to evaluate how physicians use best practice guidelines and consider strategies to maintain clinical skills and consistency of care.

    Nemours CEO to Speak at Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

    Nemours CEO to Speak at Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

    Jacksonville - Monday, Nov 4, 2013

    David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, president & CEO of Nemours, joins top health care executives and policymakers to address the most complex issues facing America’s health systems.

    October

    Nemours Children's Hospital Honored for Patient Safety

    Nemours Children's Hospital Honored for Patient Safety

    Orlando - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

    The Clinical Logistics Center at Nemours Children's Hospital received the FHA’s Leadership in Quality and Patient Safety Award at the Celebration of Achievement ceremony.

    Nemours Children's Hospital Celebrates First Anniversary

    Nemours Children's Hospital Celebrates First Anniversary

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013

    Families from across Central Florida celebrated Nemours Children's Hospital’s one-year anniversary and the specialized pediatric care that’s been transforming lives since opening day.

    Nemours Receives Award for Training & Development

    Nemours Receives Award for Training & Development

    Orlando - Monday, Oct 14, 2013

    Nemours ranked fourth in the prestigious American Society for Training & Development’s 2013 BEST Awards program for outstanding practice in education.

    September

    Nemours BrightStart! Program Improves Reading Readiness Skills

    Nemours BrightStart! Program Improves Reading Readiness Skills

    Jacksonville - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013

    Nemours BrightStart! intervention helps close reading readiness performance gap in at-risk children.

    August

    Nemours Conducts Groundbreaking SMA Clinical Trial

    Nemours Conducts Groundbreaking SMA Clinical Trial

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Monday, Aug 12, 2013

    Dr. Richard Finkel, division chief of neurology at Nemours Children’s Hospital, is conducting the first targeted drug trial for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

    Nemours Statement on New Childhood Obesity Data From CDC

    Florida - Thursday, Aug 8, 2013

    Nemours is encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recent release of data on low-income preschoolers and the prospect that the obesity epidemic may have reached a plateau.

    July

    Nemours Children's Hospital Awarded LEED Certification

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Thursday, Jul 25, 2013

    Nemours Children's Hospital has been awarded LEED® Gold Certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

    National Cancer Institute Awards Oncology Program

    Jacksonville - Tuesday, Jul 16, 2013

    The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has received a 2-year $1.2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institute of Health (NIH), to establish the Nemours Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP).

    Nemours Named to 2013 Most Wired List

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

    Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL, and Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, have both been named to the 2013 Most Wired list.

    Nemours Announces New Leadership for Delaware and Florida

    Florida - Monday, Jul 1, 2013

    Nemours, one of the nation’s leading integrated children’s health systems, announced today new leadership for its operations in the Delaware Valley and Florida.

    June

    Summer Camp for Children With Cochlear Implants

    Florida - Tuesday, Jun 18, 2013

    For one week each summer, children with cochlear implants get together at Nemours and spend the week playing games and making crafts while working one-on-one with Speech Pathologists.

    Nemours Recognized Among the Nation's Best in 2013

    Nemours Recognized Among the Nation's Best in 2013

    Jacksonville - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013

    Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, has been recognized again by U.S. News & World Report for being among the best children’s health systems in the nation in the 2013-2014 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

    May

    Asthma Researcher Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

    Jacksonville - Wednesday, May 1, 2013

    In recognition of his dedication to pediatric asthma research, Dr. John Lima was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Lung Association of Northeast Florida.

    April

    Nemours to Help Library of Congress Select Literacy Award Winners

    Jacksonville - Monday, Apr 22, 2013

    The Library of Congress has named Dr. Laura Bailet, Executive Director of Nemours Brightstart!, to serve on the Advisory Board of the new Library of Congress Literacy Awards.

    March

    Nemours Named a 2013 National Top Workplace

    Florida - Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013

    Nemours Delaware Sites have been named one of America’s 150 Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics.

  • 2012

    December

    Nemours Children's Hospital Accredited by The Joint Commission

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Friday, Dec 7, 2012

    Nemours Children’s Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with their national standards for health care quality and safety.

    October

    Nemours Children's Hospital Offers New Specialties to Southeast

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Monday, Oct 22, 2012

    Nemours Children’s Hospital is now open, providing families in Florida and the Southeast have a new place to go for highly specialized medical care.

    Local Parents Honored During Hospital Dedication Ceremony

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Thursday, Oct 4, 2012

    When Nemours Children’s Hospital opens Oct. 22, it will be a hospital built by families, for families. To celebrate the upcoming opening, the hospital held a dedication ceremony.

    September

    Nemours Leads National Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

    Florida - Thursday, Sep 27, 2012

    Nemours received a five year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support healthy lifestyles for young children in child care.

    August

    Jacksonville Sports Medicine Program Offers Free Screenings

    Jacksonville - Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012

    Nearly 500 volunteers, including 85 volunteer physicians, will provide free health screenings for approximately 1,500 local middle school and high school student-athletes in preparation for the school year.

    July

    Nemours Children's Hospital Takes Step Toward Seeing Patients

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Monday, Jul 16, 2012

    Although Nemours Children’s Hospital will not see its first patient until October 22nd, this morning, for the first time, newly hired Associates reported to the hospital for training.

    Jacksonville Pediatrician Honored for Lifetime Achievement

    Jacksonville - Monday, Jul 16, 2012

    The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health recently honored Richard G. Skinner, Jr., MD, for his lifetime commitment to serving the children of Northeast Florida.

    May

    Exceptional Efforts in Let's Move! Child Care Initiative

    Jacksonville - Wednesday, May 9, 2012

    The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Child Care (LMCC) initiative recognized states, communities, early childhood programs, and networks for exceptional work promoting and implementing the goals of LMCC at a recent luncheon.

    Nemours Announces New Professional Services Administrator at NCH

    Nemours Announces New Professional Services Administrator at NCH

    Orlando - Tuesday, May 8, 2012

    Nemours announces Jay R. Wolitz, M.P.H., C.M.P.E., as Administrator, Professional Services for Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) currently under construction in Lake Nona’s Medical City.

    March

    Nemours Children's Hospital Joins Children's Hospital Association

    Nemours Children's Hospital, Orlando - Monday, Mar 12, 2012

    Nemours Children’s Hospital is pleased to announce Chief Nurse Executive Barbara Meeks will represent Nemours as part of the organization’s recent acceptance into the Children’s Hospital Association.

    February

    Tackling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    Jacksonville - Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

    Nemours, the Trust for America’s Health, the YMCA of the USA, the American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics join Senator Mark Udall in tackling childhood obesity epidemic.

    Nemours Children's Hospital Posts 600 Jobs to Website

    Orlando - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012

    Nemours Children's Hospital posts nearly 600 jobs to website. Parents and families will help interview candidates.

    Celebrating Let's Move! Anniversary With First Lady

    Celebrating Let's Move! Anniversary With First Lady

    Orlando - Thursday, Feb 9, 2012

    As First Lady Michelle Obama tours Central Florida to celebrate the second anniversary of Let’s Move!, Sat., Feb. 11, Nemours will offer children and families attending educational resources and healthy activities.

  • 2011

    November

    Nationally Recognized Physicians Appointed To NCH Leadership Team

    Orlando - Friday, Nov 11, 2011

    Nationally recognized physicians have been appointed to the Nemours Children's Hospital leadership team.

    September

    Families Vote on Grant Spending

    Orlando - Monday, Sep 12, 2011

    Families vote, via Facebook, on how a grant from the Edyth Bush Charitable Foundation will be spent at Nemours Children's Hospital.

    June

    Child with Seizures Has Surgery to Disconnect Sides of Brain

    Jacksonville - Monday, Jun 27, 2011

    Nemours patient with severe seizures has surgery to disconnect the hemispheres of her brain.

    Nemours Juvenile Diabetes Study Receives Clinical Research Award

    Jacksonville - Friday, Jun 3, 2011

    The Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville, is proud to announce that Nemours team members have been honored for their research surrounding new treatments of juvenile diabetes.

    April

    Chief Administrative Officer Appointed for NCH

    Orlando - Thursday, Apr 14, 2011

    Nemours, one of the nation’s premier pediatric health systems, today announces the appointment of Randall W. Hartley to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH).

    Health First and Nemours Partner to Expand Pediatric Care

    Orlando - Tuesday, Apr 5, 2011

    Health First, Brevard County's leading health care provider and Nemours, one of the nation’s premier pediatric health systems, today announced a partnership that will bring expanded pediatric care to the region through a newly created pediatric hospitalist program at Health First's Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.

    March

    Joint Pediatric Cancer Program Receives Achievement Award

    Jacksonville - Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011

    The joint Pediatric Cancer Program of Nemours Children’s Clinic, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital has received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

    Professional Relations Liaison Announced

    Orlando - Wednesday, Mar 2, 2011

    Nemours today announces the addition of a third professional relations liaison, Lisa Howell, for Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH). Nemours’ professional relations liaisons are key points of contact for referring physicians concerning the new hospital and Nemours Children’s Clinic, Orlando.

    February

    Nemours Wins High Honors for Electronic Health Records

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Feb 28, 2011

    Nemours, one of the nation’s premier pediatric health systems, has received the prestigious HIMSS Davies Organizational Award of Excellence for 2010 from the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

    Nemours Launches Hospital Preview Center

    Orlando - Thursday, Feb 17, 2011

    Nemours announces the public opening of the Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) Preview Center, located at 9145 Narcoossee Road, Suite A102 in Orlando, FL. The facility will introduce the new hospital to the community and showcase the transformation of family-centered pediatric care delivery in the 21st century.


About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, along with major pediatric specialty clinics in Delaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves.