Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a nonprofit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust.

Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors.

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History of Nemours

Dedicated to Children's Health From the Very Beginning

Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions.

Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 450,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own.

We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education and research.

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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Nemours

We’ve made a promise to care for every child as we would our own; to make exceptional family service experiences highly satisfying.

Nemours has been named among the nation’s best in pediatric care, and we are committed to publishing our quality and safety outcomes, measuring the success of our care and to ensuring the satisfaction of our patients and families.

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Giving to Nemours

Giving to Nemours

The Nemours Fund for Children’s Health builds and nurtures relationships with individuals and organizations that wish to advance the mission of Nemours through philanthropy. One hundred percent of every contribution goes to support patient care, biomedical research, and prevention and education initiatives.

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Our Locations

Where We Care for Childen

We have locations throughout the Delaware Valley region and Florida.

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Quick Facts: How Nemours is Improving Children’s Health
  • Entirely focused on the unique needs of children, we are the only children’s health system in the nation with two free-standing children’s hospitals: Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando, Fla.
  • We directly care for 250,000 children annually, treating every child as we would our own.
  • Only 1.1 percent of hospitals in the country have achieved the level of advancement and distinction of Nemours One, our electronic health record system which shares information among specialists, referring physicians, patients and families.
  • Nemours is the world’s most-visited website devoted to children’s health.
  • Nemours BrightStart! identifies young children at risk for future reading failure, and teaches the critical skills needed to succeed in reading.
  • We have more than 300 active research projects and clinical trials within Nemours Research Centers for Excellence.
  • We’re ranked 14th in the nation for National Institutes of Health research funding among 150 free-standing children’s hospitals.
  • Nemours educates and trains more than 1,000 residents, fellows and medical students.
  • Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS), reaches out to families, schools and community partners in Delaware and Central Florida to help children grow up healthy, with an emphasis on obesity prevention and emotional and behavioral health.