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DuPont Company Donates Generous Gift for Hospital Expansion

Tuesday, Aug 23, 2011

DuPont Company Donates Generous Gift for Hospital Expansion

Roy Proujansky, MD, Executive Vice President, Health Operations & COO; Hinton Lucas, SVP DuPont and Nemours Board of Managers; Dick Christopher and Jack Porter, Nemours Board of Directors; and Tom Ferry, Retired CEO of N/AIDHC.

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. The gift was announced at a “Sky Breaking” event that marks the start of construction which will have all single-rooms for children and accommodations for families.

DuPont CEO, Ellen Kullman, comments, “Nemours/Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children is an internationally renowned institution and an important resource for children and families from around the world. We are proud to help the hospital increase its efforts to provide its patients with the best possible care and service. Nemours strives to achieve the principles that Alfred I. duPont instilled — to do all that is in your power to alleviate human suffering."

“We are incredibly grateful to DuPont for its generosity and vision in providing this transformational philanthropic gift,” says Kevin B. Churchwell, MD, CEO of Nemours/ Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours Senior Vice President.

About Nemours

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the two free-standing children’s hospitals: the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in five states, delivering pediatric primary, specialty and urgent care. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens,, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours is a program dedicated to preventing reading failure in young children, grounded in Nemours’ understanding that child health and learning are inextricably linked, and that reading level is a strong predictor of adult health.

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