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June- Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016
A registered nurse who cares for children with cancer and blood disorders at Nemours Children’s Hospital earned a national honor from the Society of Pediatric Nurses (SPN). Julie Laybourne Swee won the ‘Excellence in Clinical Practice’ award from the organization.- Thursday, Jun 23, 2016
It was an evening of ball gowns and catering from the Four Seasons Resort Orlando for some patients of Nemours Children’s Hospital. The teens, who may have been in the hospital during their school prom, had a second chance to enjoy the special event thanks to "A Night of PROMise."Florida - Thursday, Jun 2, 2016
Osceola Regional Medical Center and Nemours Children’s Health System opened a state-of-the art Pediatric Department – expanding access to life-saving medical treatment for children in Osceola County.Orlando - Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016
Nemours announces the appointment of André Hebra, MD, to the position of chief medical officer (CMO) and physician-in-chief of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando's Lake Nona Medical City.
May- Thursday, May 19, 2016
Some of the nation’s top youth tennis players will optimize their performance through sports medicine programs designed by the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and Nemours Children’s Health System.- Thursday, May 5, 2016
H. Stephen Jones and Associates recently presented the Nemours Fund for Children’s Health with a $25,000 check to serve as a Principal Partner for the Nemours Corporate Champions Program.
April- Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016
When a baby’s life was threatened by a rare pediatric cancer that would not respond to surgery or chemotherapy, doctors at Nemours Children’s Hospital rapidly, successfully shrank the tumor by 90 percent using an experimental treatment, according to a new study published online in Pediatric Blood and Cancer.- Friday, Apr 15, 2016
Families in Southeast Orange County can now see a board-certified pediatrician at a time when most doctors’ offices are closed. Nemours Children’s Urgent Care in Lake Nona opened April 15, providing families with urgent medical services on evenings, weekends and holidays.- Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016
Dr. David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Nemours Children’s Health System has been named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives for 2016.- Wednesday, Apr 6, 2016
The Nemours Children’s Health System associate who leads the effort to promote healthy eating and physical activity among Central Florida children was honored by the Florida Department of Health today. Kelly Rogers, program manager with the Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative, was named a public health hero for Orange County by the Florida Department of Health.
March- Tuesday, Mar 29, 2016
The results of the first-of-its-kind national Reading Readiness Snapshot were recently released at the Library of Congress, Center for The Book symposium exploring the connections between literacy and health.
FebruaryFlorida - Monday, Feb 29, 2016
Dr. Roger Berkow, a Pensacola physician has recently been elected to serve on the editorial board of The Florida Pediatrician, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.Florida - Friday, Feb 19, 2016
A new physician will lead the general surgery program at Nemours Children’s Hospital. Adela T. Casas-Melley, MD, becomes the chief of the Division of Pediatric General Surgery starting February 9th.Orlando - Monday, Feb 15, 2016
Dr. Christine Chan-Ragazzo, a board-certified pediatrician, will provide primary medical care to children of all ages in West Orange County at Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Horizon West.Orlando - Wednesday, Feb 3, 2016
Nemours Children’s Hospital has developed a new model for providing care to children with autism spectrum disorder, reducing poor outcomes and negative experiences caused by sensory overstimulation.
JanuaryFlorida - Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016
Under a new agreement with Osceola Regional Medical Center, Nemours Children’s Health System now provides hospital-based pediatric physicians who specialize in treating acutely ill infants, children and adolescents.
November- Thursday, Nov 19, 2015
Dr. Karen Aroian, from the University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Nursing, is part of a team of researchers that has been awarded a $1.5 million federal grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a crowdsourced social media portal for parents of very young children with Type 1 diabetes.- Friday, Nov 13, 2015
Families in Kissimmee have a new option for care on evenings, weekends and holidays. Nemours Children’s Urgent Care, Kissimmee opens November 13th at 750 Centerview Blvd, which is in The Crosslands Plaza near the Loop.- Thursday, Nov 12, 2015
Families in Seminole County will now have greater access to the Nemours Children’s Health System through a new pediatrician who will be based in Sanford. Nemours Children’s Primary Care, Sanford will begin seeing children and families on November 16th.Florida - Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
The leading provider of patient experience measurement just announced that Nemours Children’s Hospital was among the top-performing health care organizations in the country.Florida - Monday, Nov 2, 2015
Daniel J. Podberesky, M.D., Radiologist-in-Chief, Nemours Children’s Health System, gives a statement on making medicine better and safer for our kids for the International Day of Radiology.Florida - Sunday, Nov 1, 2015
Florida families now have an easier way to see a pediatrician through a service called Nemours CareConnect. Nemours doctors are available to meet with parents online, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
OctoberFlorida - Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
Parents who abuse controlled substances have a higher risk of abusing their children, but research shows they could be educated to be more effective parents.Pensacola - Tuesday, Oct 27, 2015
Dr. Mark Kummer, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola, was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the Diabetes Advisory Council.Florida - Friday, Oct 9, 2015
Team of Paramedics, known as the Boo-Boo Care Team, Honored for Unique Program in Hospital Emergency Department.Jacksonville - Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015
Eric Sandler, MD, chief of pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care and Wolfson Children’s Hospital, has been named one of Newsweek’s Top Cancer Doctors for 2015.
SeptemberFlorida - Friday, Sep 18, 2015
Researchers at Nemours Children’s Health System will leverage 4.5 million patient records to answer medical questions that have challenged families and providers for generations.- Monday, Sep 14, 2015
Nemours Children’s Specialty Care has received a $10,000 grant from Liam’s Land for Lymphatic Malformation Research to develop the Nemours Vascular Anomalies Program (VAP).
AugustJacksonville - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015
Dr. David Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Nemours Children’s Health System has been named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.- Thursday, Aug 20, 2015
The Nemours Foundation Board of Directors announced yesterday the election of Brian P. Anderson as its Chairman, effective immediately.Florida - Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015
Children with sleep disorders, cystic fibrosis and asthma have a new physician-expert in Northwest Florida. Dr. Christopher Michael Makris, MPH has joined Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola.Florida - Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015
Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, has added a new leader to its fundraising team. Jodi Gup, Development Manager, will build philanthropic support for the unique pediatric programs and services offered by Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Pensacola.Florida - Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015
Lakeland Regional Health is proud to announce it has joined with Nemours Children’s Hospital of Orlando to provide expanded pediatric specialty care to the children and adolescents in the communities it serves.
JulyOrlando - Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
Visits to emergency departments by children with sports-related head injuries have skyrocketed in the past decade, and new research finds that many patients undergo unnecessary computed tomography or CT scans that expose them to radiation and increase the cost of treatment.- Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015
Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, FL, have both been named to the 17th annual Hospitals and Health Networks magazine 2015 Most Wired List.
JuneOrlando - Friday, Jun 12, 2015
Nemours Children’s Health System announces an agreement with the telehealth technology company American Well that will bring video urgent care visits to families in Central Florida this fall.
MayJacksonville - Monday, May 11, 2015
Nemours experts and integrated care team separates conjoined twins Carter and Conner in Jacksonville, Fla.Florida - Monday, May 11, 2015
Roger Oxendale, the person who led Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH) for the past five years, will be retiring at the end of the year. Oxendale and his wife made the decision after welcoming their first grandchild.
AprilFlorida - Monday, Apr 6, 2015
As the Nemours Children’s Health System continues to grow in Florida, five new leaders joined the Board of Managers-Florida which serves as the governing body of Nemours Children’s Hospital and oversees clinical operations throughout Florida.Jacksonville - Wednesday, Apr 1, 2015
Training pediatric primary care providers to screen and assess depression and suicide risk in adolescent patients improved providers’ confidence and knowledge of these conditions.
JanuaryFlorida - Wednesday, Jan 7, 2015
New procedure using novel magnet technology to lengthen a child’s bone up to two and a half inches in just weeks was highlighted at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
DecemberFlorida - Friday, Dec 19, 2014
A new study, published in the December issue of Diabetes, suggests that continued exposure to hyperglycemia, or high blood sugars, may be detrimental to the developing brain.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
NovemberOrlando - 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.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.
OctoberFlorida - 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.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.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.
SeptemberFlorida - Friday, Sep 12, 2014
Nemours Children’s Health System announced the promotion of two leaders, both charged with helping Nemours further expand in Florida.
AugustOrlando - 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.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.
JulyJacksonville - 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 Specialty Care, Jacksonville.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.
JuneOrlando - 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.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.
MayOrlando - 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.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.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.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.
AprilFlorida - 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.
MarchFlorida - 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.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.Florida - 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.
FebruaryFlorida - Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014
Nemours named Rodney McKendree to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
DecemberFlorida - 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.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.
NovemberJacksonville - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
The Blood and Marrow Transplantation Program of Mayo Clinic, Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation renewal.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.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.
OctoberOrlando - 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, 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.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.
SeptemberJacksonville - Tuesday, Sep 10, 2013
Nemours BrightStart! intervention helps close reading readiness performance gap in at-risk children.
AugustOrlando - 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).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.
JulyNemours 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).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 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.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.
JuneFlorida - 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.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.
MayJacksonville - 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.
AprilJacksonville - 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.
MarchFlorida - Tuesday, Mar 5, 2013
Nemours Delaware Sites have been named one of America’s 150 Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics.
DecemberNemours 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.
OctoberNemours 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.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.
SeptemberFlorida - 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.
AugustJacksonville - 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.
JulyNemours 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 - 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.
MayNemours - 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.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.
MarchNemours 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.
FebruaryNemours - 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.Orlando - Wednesday, Feb 15, 2012
Nemours Children's Hospital posts nearly 600 jobs to website. Parents and families will help interview candidates.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.
NovemberOrlando - Friday, Nov 11, 2011
Nationally recognized physicians have been appointed to the Nemours Children's Hospital leadership team.
SeptemberOrlando - 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.
JuneJacksonville - Monday, Jun 27, 2011
Nemours patient with severe seizures has surgery to disconnect the hemispheres of her brain.Jacksonville - Friday, Jun 3, 2011
The Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville, is proud to announce that Nemours team members have been honored for their research surrounding new treatments of juvenile diabetes.
May- Friday, May 20, 2011
Nemours Ranks in 9 of 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report
AprilOrlando - 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).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.
MarchJacksonville - Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011
The joint Pediatric Cancer Program of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital has received the prestigious Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeons (ACS).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.
FebruaryDelaware 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).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.