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Nemours Appoints South Jersey Professional Relations Liaison

Thursday, Nov 17, 2011

Delaware Valley
Joan Hess, Newly Appointed Professional Liaison for South Jersey

Joan Hess, RN, BS

Wilmington, DE — 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.

Hess brings nearly 30 years of health care experience to Nemours, including time spent as a labor and delivery nurse and as a care manager for high-risk maternity patients. Upon transitioning to marketing health care services, she spent more than six years with the Tokos Medical Corporation building relationships with physicians and their staff to promote nursing and telephonic monitoring of high-risk preterm labor patients.

From 1996 to 2007, Hess was a Physician Liaison with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she marketed specialty services to physicians and hospitals throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Immediately prior to joining Nemours, Hess served as an Outreach Coordinator for ComForcare Home Care in Exton, PA.

“I’m thrilled to join Nemours and do my part to help children grow up healthy and reach their full potential,” remarked Hess. “I look forward to working with the rich network of pediatric providers and practice staff throughout South Jersey.”

Hess is a Registered Nurse and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from West Chester University in West Chester, PA. She resides in Downingtown, PA.

For Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children physician relations matters, Joan can be reached by phone (609) 977-0539 or by emailing


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.