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  • 2014

    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

    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

    - 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.