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  • 2014

    October

    10 Nemours Doctors Make Suburban Life Magazine 2014 List Best

    Delaware - Monday, Oct 20, 2014

    We are pleased to share with you that 10 Nemours doctors were named to Suburban Life magazine’s list of “Best Doctors for Children” for 2014.

    Nemours Pediatrics in Seaford Earns Level 3 Medical Home Status

    Nemours Pediatrics, Seaford - Monday, Oct 20, 2014

    The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) announced that Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Seaford has received NCQA Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition.

    Nemours Reaches Agreement with Horizon BCBS of New Jersey

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014

    Nemours Children’s Health System, among the most respected pediatric health care systems in the region and nation, has reached a new agreement with Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ).

    Federal Grant Received to Address Barriers to Improved Health

    Delaware - Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

    Nemours Health & Prevention Services will receive $1,821,933 over three years to promote healthy eating and physical activity in targeted communities in the city of Wilmington and contiguous communities in New Castle County.

    Gina F. Ward Appointed to Nemours Board of Managers

    Delaware - Wednesday, Oct 8, 2014

    Gina F. Ward of Wilmington has been named to the Board of Managers – Delaware Valley of The Nemours Foundation.

    September

    Newly Expanded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

    Patients, families, Nemours Associates and other invited guests gathered on the grounds of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children today to celebrate the completion of the hospital’s expansion.

    Help Our Kids Radiothon Raises More Than $257,700

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Sep 9, 2014

    Delmarva radio stations broadcasted stories of hope from patients and families during the fourth annual Help Our Kids Radiothon at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    August

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital Starts Boccia League

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Aug 22, 2014

    The Center for Sports Medicine at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is starting a Delaware centered Boccia league for paralympic competition.

    $10.2 Million Grant to Establish Sickle Cell Research Center

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014

    Nemours in collaboration with Delaware State University has received a $10.2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease.

    National Cancer Institute Awards Nemours $4.65M

    Delaware - Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

    The National Cancer Institute’s Community Oncology Research Program, a project of the National Institutes of Health, granted a $4.65 million award to the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

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

    Delaware - 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.

    June

    South Philly's Finest Tony Luke Makes a Special Visit to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Jun 18, 2014

    Tony Luke Jr. owner of South Philly’s famous Tony Luke’s Sandwich Shop hand delivers dozens of sandwiches to staff at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Anthony N. Fusco Sr. Pledges $5 Million to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

    Anthony N. Fusco, Sr. has pledged $5 million to the expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, specifically, the colorful, soaring atrium entrance lobby.

    Nemours Recognized as Among the Nation's Best in 2014

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is one of only 20 hospitals nationwide ranked in all ten specialties in the 2014-15 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals.

    May

    Nemours Conducts ECMO Simulation and Training Program in Beijing

    Delaware - Friday, May 23, 2014

    Nemours staff members traveled to China to share their expertise in ECMO simulation in an effort to improve the practice of ECMO and resultant health outcomes.

    Testimony in Support of House Bill 309

    Delaware Valley - Friday, May 16, 2014

    Testimony of George Meldrum before the Delaware House of Representatives Health & Human Development Committee in support of House Bill 309, adding electronic cigarettes to the Clean Indoor Air Act and prohibits their use in previously protected public spaces.

    162 Nemours Physicians Named to 2014 Best Doctors in America List

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

    162 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.

    duPont Hospital for Children Verified as Level I Trauma Center

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, May 6, 2014

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Trauma Center has been verified as a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

    April

    Testimony in Support of Senate Bill 94

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

    Testimony of Jay Greenspan, MD before the Delaware Senate Health & Social Services Committee in support of Senate Bill 94, prohibiting minors from using tanning devices.

    Newton One Supports Pet Therapy at duPont Hospital for Children

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Apr 28, 2014

    Newton One LLC, a financial consulting firm, is making a real difference for patients at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children through their support of the pet therapy program.

    'Nemours Cares Day' Brings Hundreds to Support Local Communities

    Delaware - 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.

    Nemours to Sponsor 6th Annual Hear We Go 5K and Family Fun Day

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014

    The 6th Annual “Hear We Go 5k” and Family Fun Day will be held Saturday, May 3rd, 2014. Registration begins at 12:00 p.m. and the race starts at 1:00 p.m.

    Cheer for Charity Competition Raises $45,000 for Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Apr 14, 2014

    Jeffrey Martino of Cheer for Charity (CFC) presented a donation to the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children this month as part of a $250,000 pledge.

    March

    Cure4Cam Foundation Awards $20,000 to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Mar 31, 2014

    The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital was the recent beneficiary of a $20,000 donation from the Cure4Cam Childhood Cancer Foundation.

    Leukemia Research Foundation of Delware Gala Benefits Nemours

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Mar 31, 2014

    The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware pledged $1 million to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to further its promising pediatric cancer research.

    In Support of Prohibiting the Sale of e-Cigarettes to Minors

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

    Testimony of Katherine A. King, MD, MPH before the Delaware House of Representatives Judiciary Committee regarding House Bill 241

    Nemours Gait Lab Receives Full Accreditation

    Hospital - Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014

    The Gait Analysis Laboratory at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received full accreditation from the Commission for Motion Laboratory Accreditation (CMLA).

    Nemours Applauds Partnership for a Healthier America's Leadership

    Delaware Valley - 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 Creates Video to Help Kids Prepare for Surgery

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Mar 6, 2014

    Nemours created a fun, kid-friendly video showing children and teens what to expect step-by-step when they have surgery at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    February

    M&T Bank Funds Nemours Pediatric Telehealth Initiative

    Delaware Valley - Friday, Feb 28, 2014

    M&T Bank Charitable Foundation donated $20,000 to establish a telehealth initiative for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and other satellite locations in Kent and Sussex counties.

    First Lady's Leadership to Prevent Childhood Obesity

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Feb 27, 2014

    Nemours congratulates First Lady Michelle Obama and Partnership for a Healthier America for their commitment and implementing standards that align with the Let’s Move! Child Care goals.

    Testimony in Support of Funding for Nurse Family Partnership

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014

    Testimony of Jay Greenspan, MD before the Delaware Joint Finance Committee in support of funding for Nurse Family Partnership

    Statement Regarding United Terminating Its Contract With Nemours

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Feb 10, 2014

    UnitedHealthcare (United) notified Nemours they are terminating their relationship with Nemours in Delaware as of April 1, 2014.

    Nemours Offers New Cookbook for Families with Sickle Cell Disease

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Feb 10, 2014

    The sickle cell team at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children developed a unique cookbook offering recipes for appealing calorie-dense meals and snacks.

    January

    Kids' Runway for Research Makes Donation for Cancer Research

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Jan 24, 2014

    Last fall, survivors of childhood cancer aged 2-21 walked the runway modeling clothes from local boutiques to benefit childhood cancer research.

    Peter Lustgarten Receives Nemours Inspiration Award

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Jan 15, 2014

    The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, the philanthropic arm of Nemours, honored Peter Lustgarten, co-owner of Concordville Nissan-Subaru, with its Inspiration Award in 2013.

  • 2013

    December

    Videos for Teens With Health Needs Transitioning to Adulthood

    Hospital - Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013

    The transition from adolescence to independent young adulthood can be an especially challenging time for those with special health care needs. Nemours has developed a series of videos to help.

    Local Family Donates in Daughter's Memory

    Hospital - Friday, Dec 13, 2013

    In honor of Laura Govatos' legacy of loving kindness, the Govatos family donates $10,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to support the Family Resource Center.

    Kids with Confidence Funds Child Life Therapy at duPont Hospital

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Dec 2, 2013

    Kids with Confidence recently committed funds ($68,000 over two years) to support the appointment of a Child Life specialist specifically for children in the Palliative Care program.

    November

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital to Benefit From Giving Tuesday

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

    A gift to Nemours on #GivingTuesday will support childhood cancer research and be matched thanks to the generosity of the D.O. Believe Foundation.

    Nemours Recieves Press Ganey 2013 Beacon of Excellence Award

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC) is proud to announce that it has been named a 2013 Beacon of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

    Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania Donates $40,000 to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Nov 25, 2013

    The Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has made a gift of $40,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to purchase telemedicine equipment.

    Nemours Adopts Temporary Inpatient Visitation Restrictions

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Nov 18, 2013

    A temporary restriction on inpatient visitation is being implemented at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (N/AIDHC) as a pre-emptive strike against the spread of influenza.

    New Inpatient Menu at duPont Hospital for Children

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Nov 15, 2013

    The Food and Nutrition Services department at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children recently debuted their new “At Your Request” room service menu for inpatients of the hospital.

    October

    Kohl's Donates More Than $90,000 to Injury and Trauma Prevention

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

    Denise Merson, district VP, Kohl’s Department Stores, presented a check for $92,279 to help fund the Injury and Trauma Prevention Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours and Partners Receive $25 Million in Support of Research

    Delaware - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, along with other partners, has received $25 million to support the growth of clinical and translational research over the next five years.

    Nemours Receives Award for Training & Development

    Delaware - 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.

    Nemours duPont Pediatrics Celebrates New Practice in Bryn Mawr

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Oct 7, 2013

    Nearly 200 families, children and other special guests celebrated the opening of Nemours' newest outpatient practice in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

    September

    Bank of America Grants $50,000 to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Sep 23, 2013

    Nemours has announced a $50,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support a family-centered environment in the hospital’s new emergency department, set to open in 2014.

    Help Our Kids Radiothon Raises More Than $203,000

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013

    On September 10 and 11, 2013, the Help Our Kids Radiothon was held at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Donations came steadily throughout the two-day event via a phone bank and online giving.

    August

    Colloquium Accredits Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Aug 26, 2013

    The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium announced that Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE, is the second Accredited Pediatric Heart Failure Institute in the nation.

    Nemours Statement on New Childhood Obesity Data From CDC

    Delaware - 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.

    Advanced Life Support Program Receives Award of Excellence

    Delaware - Friday, Aug 2, 2013

    The Extracorporeal Life Support Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, comprised of cardiac, neonatal and critical care ECMO, has received the Award for Excellence in Life Support.

    July

    Opening in August Nemours duPont Pediatrics, Bryn Mawr

    - Friday, Jul 19, 2013

    Coming soon - Nemours duPont Pediatrcis, Bryn Mawr. Nemours specialists will soon be available even closer to home for many Delaware Valley families.

    National Cancer Institute Awards Oncology Program

    Delaware - 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

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Jul 11, 2013

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

    Nemours Announces New Leadership for Delaware and Florida

    Delaware - 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

    Nemours 'Tops Out' on Hospital Expansion

    Hospital - Wednesday, Jun 26, 2013

    Patients, families and other invited guests gathered on the grounds of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to celebrate the placement of the final steel beam for the hospital’s Expansion.

    Race Car Team Visits Children at duPont Hospital

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Jun 25, 2013

    Grand-Am race car driver Al Carter, a cancer survivor, and his teammate, Hugh Plumb, visited Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as guests and supporters of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Among the Nation's Best

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been ranked in eight specialties in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013-2014 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings.

    Kohl's Features Books to Benefit Nemours/A. I. duPont Hospital

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013

    Kohl's Department Stores is offering Pout-Pout Fish books by Deborah Diesen with 100 percent of the net profit going toward children's health and educational opportunities nationwide, including the Kohl's Healthy Kids Trauma Injury Prevention Program at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels Awards $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Jun 10, 2013

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels® and Wilmington-area Hyundai dealers have awarded Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children a $75,000 Hyundai Scholar Grant.

    NCPP Congratulates Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital as Gold Apple Hospital

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Jun 6, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE was recognized by NC Prevention Partners (NCPP) for providing the highest standard of excellence for comprehensive wellness programs offered to their employees through their healthy food environment.

    Nemours duPont Pediatrics Dedicates New Location in Voorhees

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Jun 5, 2013

    William G. Mackenzie, MD was invested on May 8, 2013, as the first holder of The Shands/MacEwen Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery in a ceremony at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    May

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children CEO Kevin Churchwell Departing

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

    Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Senior Vice President, Nemours, is departing to become the new Executive Vice President of Health Affairs and Chief Operating Officer (COO), Boston Children’s Hospital, effective August 2013.

    Mackenzie, MD Invested as First Endowed Chair of Orthopaedics

    Nemours Enterprise - Friday, May 17, 2013

    William G. Mackenzie, MD was invested on May 8, 2013, as the first holder of The Shands/MacEwen Endowed Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery in a ceremony at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours Physician Selected to National Leadership Program

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Sharon S. Lehman, MD, Division Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, has been selected to the 2013-2014 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program at Drexel University College of Medicine.

    Dr. Sandra Hassink a Candidate for Presidency of the AAP

    Nemours Enterprise - Wednesday, May 8, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (AIDHC) pediatrician Sandra G. Hassink, MD, is one of two candidates nominated in 2013 for the office of President of the AAP. Elections will take place in November.

    Overweight and Obesity Rates Shifting Among Delaware's Kids

    Delaware - Tuesday, May 7, 2013

    The Delaware Survey of Children’s Health (DSCH), sponsored by Nemours, is a surveillance instrument, administered by telephone, with results from over 3,000 households with children from birth through age 17. Administered in 2006, 2008 and 2011, the DSCH provides data on trends in such issues as weight status, consumption of healthy foods, activity levels, use of screen media, and parental understanding of a child’s weight.

    Barthold Honored for Work in Pediatric Urologic Research

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, May 6, 2013

    Julia Spencer Barthold, MD, Associate Chief, Division of Urology, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a 2013 recipient of the Urology Care Foundation John W. Duckett Pediatric Urology Research Excellence Award.

    April

    Kazak Appointed Co-Director

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Apr 25, 2013

    Anne E. Kazak, PhD, ABPP, has joined Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as Co-Director of the Nemours Center for Healthcare Delivery Science.

    King Appointed Chief Medical Officer

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Apr 4, 2013

    Nemours, one of the nation's premier pediatric health systems, today announces the appointment of Brent R. King, MD to the positions of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Physician-in-Chief at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE.

    March

    Nemours Granted First Accredited Pediatric Obesity Fellowship

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Mar 13, 2013

    The Nemours Pediatric Obesity Fellowship has received a two-year provisional accreditation by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). It's the first and only accredited pediatric obesity fellowship in the country.

    Nemours Announces the Arrival of the da Vinci Surgical System

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Mar 4, 2013

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is the first children’s hospital in the Delaware Valley to offer the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System.

    February

    Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware Announces $1M Grant

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013

    The Leukemia Research Foundation of Delaware announced that it will make a one million-dollar research grant to the Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at the duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours Holds Intensive ECMO Training Course

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Feb 8, 2013

    Nemours took a major step forward in clinical acuity and the training of those who provide high risk patient care.

    January

    Children's Hospital Adopts Temporary Visitation Restrictions

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Jan 29, 2013

    To prevent the spread of the flu virus and protect the health of all children at duPont Hospital for Children, a temporary inpatient visitation restriction has been put into effect.

  • 2012

    December

    Nemours Awarded as a 2012 Leapfrog Top Children's Hospital

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Dec 6, 2012

    The Leapfrog Group’s annual list of Top Hospitals included Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, for the first time.

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Awarded FACT Accreditation

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012

    The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders received internationally-recognized accreditation by the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).

    November

    Nemours Receives HR Department of the Year Award

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

    The Delaware Valley HR Awards, Inc. recognized Nemours Human Resources Department as the HR Department of the Year for organizations with a staff of 21-50.

    Nemours Accredited as a Clinical Pastoral Care Education Center

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Nov 19, 2012

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been granted a full, seven-year accreditation as a Clinical Pastoral Care Education training center by the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy.

    Children's Hospital in Delaware Achieves Nursing Recognition

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Nov 19, 2012

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has achieved Magnet® recognition as a reflection of its nursing professionalism, teamwork, and superiority in patient care.

    Kohl's Awards Injury Prevention Grant to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Nov 2, 2012

    This month, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received a gift of $130,337 from the Kohl’s Cares program.

    October

    Carper, Carney Announce $4.6 Million for Cancer Research

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Oct 22, 2012

    U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. John Carney announced $4.6 million in funding from the National Cancer Institute for the Community Clinical Oncology Program.

    Swank Foundation Contributes $500,000 to Nemours

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Oct 19, 2012

    The Swank Foundation presented a gift of $500,000 to fund the establishment of a new Tissue Repository to support research on neuro-orthopedic conditions like cerebral palsy.

    Walmart Associates Choice Program Makes $50,000 Donation

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Oct 11, 2012

    Associates of Walmart stores in Delaware have chosen Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to receive a gift of $50,000 to support the expansion of the hospital.

    duPont Hospital for Children Wins $250,000 Research Grant

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Oct 1, 2012

    Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Wilmington-area Hyundai dealers awarded Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children a $250,000 Hope Grant to support pediatric cancer research.

    September

    Jeremy P. Wilson Foundation Donates $20,000 for Cancer Research

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Sep 28, 2012

    The Wilson family of Malvern, PA, made a special gift in memory of their son, Jeremy, to promote childhood cancer research at Nemours.

    Nemours Leads National Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

    - 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.

    New Chief of the Division of Neonatology Appointed

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Monday, Sep 24, 2012

    Mark Ogino, MD, has been appointed Chief, Division of Neonatology at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. He comes to Nemours from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

    duPont Hospital for Children partners with Delmarva Broadcasting Company for Annual Radiothon.

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Sep 11, 2012

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children partners with Delmarva Broadcasting Company for our Annual Radiothon.

    August

    Nemours Researchers Receive $600,000 for Rett Syndrome Research

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Aug 24, 2012

    The International Rett Syndrome Foundation awarded a $600,000 grant to researchers at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to study therapeutic options for Rett syndrome.

    Athletes Bring Back Medals from the Transplant Games of America

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Aug 22, 2012

    Sixty-five organ transplant recipients, including 13 athletes who were transplanted at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, competed in the Transplant Games of America.

    July

    Pendley, Tynan Named Co-Editors of Psychology Journal

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Thursday, Jul 26, 2012

    The Society of Pediatric Psychology Board of Directors has announced Jennifer Shroff Pendley, PhD and Doug Tynan, PhD as the Co-Editors for its journal, Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology.

    Nemours Receives Donation to Support Cancer Research

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Jul 20, 2012

    The Langseder family of Hockessin, Delaware made a special gift to benefit children with cancer. Through the Jack Langseder Forever Strong Foundation, the family donated $25,000 in memory of their son, Jack, who was a patient of Nemours.

    Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Donates $500,000

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012

    Timothy Constantine, President of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware, announced the company has contributed $500,000 in support of the expansion of Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Delaware Community Foundation Contributes $10,000

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Jul 18, 2012

    The Delaware Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $10,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to support its expansion.

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Among "Most Wired"

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has again been recognized among the “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems in the U.S. for 2012 by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

    Nemours Kids Transport Program Celebrates One Year Milestone

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Sunday, Jul 1, 2012

    The Nemours Kids Transport Program is a critical care specialty service that primarily transports patients from other licensed health care facilities to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children for specialized pediatric care and support.

    June

    Nemours Nurse Elected President of Emergency Nurses Association

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Jun 22, 2012

    Deena Brecher, Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Emergency Department at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, has been elected to the National Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) Board of Directors as the 2013 President-Elect.

    Optimizing Health Outcomes for Children With Asthma in Delaware

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Jun 18, 2012

    Nemours will receive $3.6 million to implement projects that focus on delivering better health, improved care, and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

    Annual Picnic at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, Jun 6, 2012

    The annual Summer Picnic at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers patients and families a break from the stress often associated with the hospital experience, allowing them to put aside their normal hospital routines for the afternoon.

    Nemours Hosts Bone Marrow Donor Drive

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Jun 1, 2012

    The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is hosting a bone marrow donor drive on Tuesday, June 5, from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    May

    Children's Oncology Group Scientific Council Appointment

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Wednesday, May 30, 2012

    Anders “Andy” Kolb, MD, Director of the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, has been appointed to the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) Scientific Council.

    April

    The 'Beach Ball' Prom

    Delaware - Wednesday, April 25, 2012

    With the help and support of the community, the auditorium at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children was magically transformed into a colorful, festive setting for The “Beach Ball,” a special prom for teens with cancer or in recovery.

    Beech Memorial Concert

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Apr 17, 2012

    The Fifth Annual Jonathan Beech Memorial Concert benefitted the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and our SuperSibs! Program.

    March

    Cheer for Charity Competition Raises Money for Hospital

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Mar 19, 2012

    Cheer for Charity Competition Raises Money for Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    New Evidence of Harmfulness of Secondhand Smoke

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012

    Nemours Researchers Uncover New Evidence of Harmfulness of Secondhand Smoke

    February

    Spine and Scoliosis Center Award-Winning Technology

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012

    The Nemours Spine and Scoliosis Center installs ultra-low-dose imaging machine

    Tackling Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Feb 16, 2012

    Nemours Supports Congressional Efforts to Tackle Childhood Obesity Epidemic

    Nemours and Bryn Mawr Hospital Expand Pediatric Partnership

    Delaware Valley - Wednesday, Feb 1, 2012

    Nemours and Bryn Mawr's expanded relationship ensures children throughout the Main Line have access to specialized Pediatric Care in their community.

    January

    Component of Turmeric Shows Promise in Brain Tumor Treatment

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Jan 31, 2012

    The work of Dr. Langhans and the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research holds promise for the treatment of brain tumors in both children and adults.

  • 2011

    December

    Statement on The Murphy House

    Delaware Valley - Saturday, Dec 31, 2011

    The Nemours Foundation commences demolition of The Murphy House.

    Healthy Kids Delaware Network Celebrates First Anniversary

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Dec 22, 2011

    The Healthy Kids Delaware Network celebrates its first anniversary.

    NHPS Releases Findings Linking Fitness, Academics & Behavior

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Dec 19, 2011

    Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) announce the findings of a recently completed report showing kids that are more physically fit do better academically.

    Nemours Receives Trauma Center Re-Verification

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Dec 13, 2011

    The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Trauma Center has once again been verified as a Level II Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

    Masonic Grand Lodge Donates to Nemours

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

    The Masonic Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania has made a gift of $40,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to purchase telemedicine equipment for use with pediatric patients at the Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

    ENT Services Coming to NCC Philadelphia

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

    Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Services are now available at Nemours Children’s Clinic, Philadelphia on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

    Nemours Takes Part in PHA Summit

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Dec 8, 2011

    The Partnership for a Healthier America, of which Nemours is a founding member, has a mission of supporting First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign by working with the private sector to fight childhood obesity.

    ArtSPEAKS comes to Nemours

    Delaware Valley - Friday, Dec 2, 2011

    The William E. Proudford Sickle Cell Fund of Baltimore, MD, brought the therapeutic art program artSPEAKS, developed for children with sickle cell disease, to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in November.

    November

    Kohl's Awards Injury Prevention Grant to Nemours

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Nov 28, 2011

    This month, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received a gift of $140,779 from the Kohl’s Cares® program. For the sixth year in a row, this generous grant from Kohl’s Department Stores will be used to enhance the hospital’s injury prevention education programs to local communities.

    Nemours Appoints South Jersey Professional Relations Liaison

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Nov 17, 2011

    The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to announce that Joan Hess, RN, BS, has been appointed as the Professional Relations Liaison for the South Jersey region.

    Jack Porter Wins The Inspiration Award for Philanthropy

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011

    The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health, the philanthropic arm of Nemours, honored Jack Porter with its Inspiration Award in October.

    Students Donate Art Work

    Delaware Valley - Monday, Nov 7, 2011

    Students from the Willowdale Art Academy in Kennett Square, PA, recently visited the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to donate a large group project to the hospital’s pediatric cancer unit.

    Karen Smail recipient of 2011 Champions for Children Award

    Delaware Valley - Thursday, Nov 3, 2011

    Karen Smail, MSN, CNNP, CPNP is a 2011 recipient of the Champions for Children award from Prevent Child Abuse Delaware (PCAD).

    October

    Keeping Young Female Athletes Healthy and Safe

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

    Parents and coaches of female athletes ages 11 to 18 are invited to a free workshop on November 1, to be led by sports medicine specialists at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours Associate Receives Medical Interpreter Certification

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Oct 25, 2011

    Renée Wulf, Certified Medical Interpreter, Spanish language, at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, is the first medical interpreter in Delaware to be nationally certified through the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters.

    Berends Appointed Director

    Delaware Valley - Friday, Oct 14, 2011

    Wilma Berends, RN, has been appointed Director, Cardiac Center Nursing at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Humanitarian Trip to Peru

    Delaware Valley - Friday, Oct 14, 2011

    On October 21, a contingent from the Nemours Cardiac Center will leave for Peru on a two-week charitable mission to provide exams, medical care and surgery for children in poor and medically underserved areas.

    Hyundai Hope on Wheels Awards Nemours $100,000 Grant

    Delaware Valley - Tuesday, Oct 11, 2011

    To support three new videos for younger kids with cancer, local Hyundai dealers and representatives of Hyundai Motor America presented a Hope Grant in the amount of $100,000 to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours Reports Old Computer Backup Tapes Missing

    Delaware Valley - Friday, Oct 7, 2011

    Three unencrypted computer backup tapes containing patient billing and employee payroll data have been reported missing from a Nemours facility in Wilmington, Delaware. The tapes were stored in a locked cabinet following a computer systems conversion completed in 2004. The tapes and locked cabinet were reported missing on September 8, 2011 and are believed to have been removed on or about August 10, 2011 during a facility remodeling project.

    September

    Nemours Earns Accreditation for Echocardiography Lab

    Delaware - Thursday, Sep 29, 2011

    The Echocardiography Department within the Nemours Cardiac Center at the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has received three-year accreditation for pediatric transthoracic echocardiography by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) -- the country’s highest level of achievement in the specialty.

    Nemours and Delaware Foster Care Partner

    Delaware - Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children now offers primary care services and a “medical home” for children in foster care in Delaware.

    Nemours Joins Federally-Funded Pediatric Research Network

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Friday, Sep 16, 2011

    The Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine received federal funding to join the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).

    Major Restaurant Group Makes Commitment to Healthier Menus

    Delaware - Thursday, Sep 15, 2011

    The Darden group of restaurants, which includes Red Lobster and Olive Garden, announced today that they will provide healthier and lower-calorie options on their menus and will serve fruit or vegetables and milk as default choices to accompany kid’s meals.

    Saving Money and Kids' Lives

    Delaware - Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011

    Through its participation in a nationwide network of children’s hospitals dedicated to eradicating central line-associated blood stream infections (CLABSIs) in hospitalized children, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has prevented 68 of these infections and saved $2,377,229 in health care spending.

    Radiothon a Huge Success

    Delaware - Friday, Sep 9, 2011

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children partners with Delmarva Broadcasting Company for its first-ever radiothon and raises more than $100,000.

    HIMSS Analytics Honors Nemours

    Delaware - Thursday, Sep 8, 2011

    HIMSS Analytics announced that the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children received its Stage 7 Award, which honors hospitals that operate in a paperless environment and represent best practices in implementation of the electronic medical record.

    August

    DuPont Company Donates Generous Gift for Hospital Expansion

    Delaware - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

    Thanks to a $2.5 million gift from DuPont, a global company based in Wilmington, Delaware, and operating in 90 countries, Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has received a tremendous boost for its plans to expand into a new five-story patient care building.

    Nemours Looks "Up" to the Future

    Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington - Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

    More than 800 people gathered on the grounds of the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children to ceremoniously “break the sky” on phase one of a $260 million hospital expansion.

    Nemours, South Jersey Healthcare Announce Partnership

    New Jersey - Wednesday, Aug 17, 2011

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to announce their partnership with South Jersey Healthcare to expand access to high quality pediatric specialty care throughout South Jersey. As part of this new relationship Nemours Pediatric Partners at South Jersey Healthcare (SJH) will provide around-the-clock neonatal, pediatric, and emergency care for children at SJH Regional Medical Center requiring specialized care.

    School Health Achievers Recognized

    Delaware - Wednesday, Aug 3, 2011

    Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS), in partnership with the Delaware School Board Association (DSBA), the Delaware Department of Education (DOE), the Delaware Coalition for Healthy Eating and Active Living (DE HEAL), the Delaware Division of Public Health, and the Delaware Association of School Administrators (DASA), is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 school year recipients of the Edith P. Vincent Healthy Schools Award for Nutrition and Physical Activity.

    July

    KidsHealth Announces First iPhone App: Is It Contagious?

    Delaware - Friday, Jul 29, 2011

    Visit KidsHealth.org or download KidsHealth’s free iPhone app, Is it Contagious? Featuring 85+ infections and illnesses, the app answers common questions parents ask and helps identify and assess the contagiousness, symptoms, treatment, and prevention of the most common childhood infections. To download the free app, search “Is It Contagious?” on the iPhone App Store.

    Nemours Among Nation's 'Most Wired'

    Delaware - Thursday, Jul 28, 2011

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been recognized among the “Most Wired” hospitals and health systems in the U.S. by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine.

    Dr. Elissa Miller Appointed Director of Palliative Care Program

    Delaware - Thursday, Jul 28, 2011

    Elissa Miller, MD, has joined Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children as director of the new Thomas P. Ferry Palliative Care Program. Dr. Miller recently completed fellowship training in pediatric hospice and palliative care medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, one of only four such fellowship programs in the U.S.

    Coach Keeler Makes Donation to Nemours

    Delaware - Thursday, Jul 14, 2011

    University of Delaware (UD) football head coach K.C. Keeler, who received the 2010 Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award, has shared that award with the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    Nemours Kids Transport Program Dedication

    Delaware - Tuesday, Jul 5, 2011

    Nemours announced the formation of The Nemours Kids Transport Program. This transport service is owned, operated, and staffed by Nemours, providing an immediate introduction to the "Nemours Experience" for patients and their families.

    June

    Swank Foundation Makes Million Dollar Gift to Nemours

    Delaware - Monday, Jun 27, 2011

    The Howard W. Swank, Alma K. Swank and Richard Kemper Swank Foundation, located in Wilmington, has announced a gift of $1 million ($333,000 in each of three years) to establish The Swank Center for Neuro-Orthopaedics at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

    HHS Launches National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition

    Delaware - Monday, Jun 13, 2011

    Nemours is contributing to the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition’s efforts through the in-kind assistance of Rich Killingsworth, Deputy Director and Senior Advisor for Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS).

    First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign Teams Up with Nemours

    Delaware - Wednesday, Jun 8, 2011

    First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign today announced a new aspect of the healthy eating/active living initiative that focuses on early childhood.

    Nemours Partners with Delaware Today Magazine

    Delaware - Friday, Jun 3, 2011

    Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is pleased to announce that it has been chosen as a beneficiary of the 2011 Best of Delaware Party. The hospital, which has served children and families in Delaware for more than 70 years, is one of the three appointed beneficiaries this year.

    May

    A Night at Nemours to Benefit Emergency Department

    Delaware - Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    A Night at Nemours, the sixth annual black-tie gala to benefit the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, will take place on Friday, June 17, 2011 on the hospital grounds near the landmark Carillon tower.

    Delaware Health Sciences Alliance to Hold Research Symposium

    Delaware - Tuesday, May 10, 2011

    The Delaware Health Sciences Alliance (DHSA), of which Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a founding member, will host its 3rd Annual Research Symposium on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at the Dorrance Hamilton Building of Thomas Jefferson University.

    April

    Component of Turmeric Shows Promise in Brain Tumor Treatment

    Delaware - Monday, Apr 18, 2011

    Today, BMC Cancer reported promising findings from the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research in Wilmington, DE, about the potential for components of a common spice to be effective in treating brain tumors in children.

    Nemours Physicians Selected as Best Doctors in America

    New Jersey - Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011

    One hundred fifty-two Nemours physicians have been selected among the Best Doctors in America ® for 2011-2012.

    NHPS Appoints New Executive Director

    Delaware - Thursday, Apr 7, 2011

    Mary Kate Mouser has been appointed Executive Director of Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS), the health promotion and disease prevention arm of the Nemours pediatric health system.

    March

    Patient Engagement is Vital to Safer Care

    New Jersey - Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011

    Improving healthcare communications and engaging patients is critical to improving safety and reducing error. That’s why in celebration of The National Patient Safety Foundation’s Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 6-12, patient safety thought leaders will be podcasting at the Engaging the Patient blog about how to improve patient safety and empower patients to become more actively involved in their care.

    February

    Furry Friends Bring Smiles to Patients

    Delaware - Friday, Feb 18, 2011

    On Valentine’s Day, more than 200 stuffed animals were presented to the Endocrinology Department at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), in conjunction with Build-A-Bear Workshop®, donated the furry friends in hopes of sharing hugs and putting a smile on the face of a child newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

    January

    Radio Host Delilah helps raise money for Nemours

    Delaware - Friday, Jan 28, 2011

    Popular syndicated radio host, Delilah, has become a spokesperson for Together for Kids, a national alliance of children’s hospitals, including Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, and will help raise money and awareness for Together for Kids hospitals nationwide.

    A Remarkable Journey

    Delaware - Tuesday, Jan 25, 2011

    Journalism student Melissa Pileiro was diagnosed at 18 months old with cerebral palsy. In this article for The Daily Journal in Wilmington, Delaware, she writes about her 20 year relationship with Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and her orthopedic specialist, Dr. Freeman Miller.

    Killingsworth Appointed Special Advisor to President's Council

    Delaware - Tuesday, Jan 18, 2011

    Richard Killingsworth, Senior Advisor for Nemours Health & Prevention Services, has been appointed special advisor to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition for one year.

    Nemours on its Way to Meaningful Use of Electronic Health Records

    Delaware - Thursday, Jan 13, 2011

    The Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has joined the ranks of hospitals and health care providers across the nation that are enthusiastically embracing the benefits of electronic health records and other forms of health IT.

Media Releases from Nemours in Florida

Media Releases Archive

  • 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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.