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Nemours Announces New Leadership for Delaware and Florida Operations

Nemours Positioned for Changing Healthcare Environment

Monday, Jul 1, 2013


Dr. Roy Proujansky

Nemours, one of the nation’s leading integrated children’s health systems, today announced new leadership for its operations in the Delaware Valley. Dr. Roy Proujansky, Executive Vice President of Health Operations, will now also serve as Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations.

In this dual role, as Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations, Dr. Proujansky will have direct responsibility for all clinical operations at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and Nemours duPont Pediatrics.

In addition, as Executive Vice President, Dr. Proujansky will continue overseeing Nemours’ enterprise-wide research, education, quality and safety, patient care, service excellence and prevention efforts. Proujansky is based in Wilmington, DE, and reports directly to Nemours President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. David J. Bailey.

“Outcomes and service are the two most important things Nemours delivers to children and families,” said Dr. Bailey. “These are the cornerstone of our mission and commitment to doing whatever it takes to help children grow up healthy. Nemours must not only have the best clinical and research talent possible, but a management structure that reflects the needs of our organization in an ever-changing health care industry. I am grateful for the leadership that Roy provides for Nemours, and am confident he is the right leader to ensure our continued growth and success.”

Dr. Proujansky joined Nemours in 1989 as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. In 1999, he was named Chief Executive of the Practice, and from 2000 to 2006 he also served as the Robert L. Brent Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Dean of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. In 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice President for Patient Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Nemours, with oversight for all patient care and service, research, prevention and education activities in the organization.

“For more than two decades, I’ve been privileged to work with so many talented and compassionate Nemours Associates,” remarked Dr. Proujansky. “I continue to be inspired daily by the children and families we serve and look forward to finding new ways to integrate Nemours’ clinical, prevention and research efforts to help children throughout the Delaware Valley grow up healthy.”

The changes announced today simplify Nemours’ organizational structure with a focus on creating a more integrated approach to delivering care in the Delaware Valley and realizing the Nemours ‘True North’ commitment to help families receive exactly the care they need and want, how and when they need and want it.

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.