"It only makes sense that Delaware’s only children’s hospital take on this very important responsibility. The state of Delaware has done a fantastic job and we have large shoes to fill. We are excited to add newborn screening as it only strengthens our commitment to the health and well-being of all children in Delaware."
—Roy Proujansky, MD, Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations, Nemours Children’s Health System
"Combining PerkinElmer’s exceptional laboratory expertise with Nemours’ strong relationships with Delaware families, hospitals, primary care providers, and specialists will ensure quality lab results and swift follow-up for children should they be diagnosed or identified as at-risk through newborn screening."
—Michael Cellucci, MD, Medical Director, Nemours Newborn Screening Program
“The transition of newborn screening services from DPH to Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is a positive move on many levels. First, the expanded genetic screening opportunities will be beneficial to families so that disorders are identified and treated sooner. Additionally, this will result in cost savings for the Division, but more importantly, free up our DPH Lab staff to focus on other core mission work.”
—Dr. Karyl Rattay, Division of Public Health Director