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Nemours CEO Recognized Among the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare

Thursday, Aug 27, 2015


Dr. David Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Nemours Children’s Health System has been named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. The program, in its 14th year, honors individuals in healthcare deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in any healthcare sector in terms of leadership and impact on the industry. Bailey is the only Florida-based healthcare executive on the 2015 list.

Nominations for the recognition program included more than 4,600 submissions, which led to a final ballot comprising 300 candidates based on those receiving the most nominations. Readers then voted for their top five candidates with nearly 64,000 ballots cast, representing more than 319,000 votes for individual candidates. Readers' votes counted toward half of the outcome and votes from the senior editors at Modern Healthcare for the other half.

Nemours is one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the country, providing medical care in six states through two, freestanding state-of-the-art hospitals, and more than 40 hospitalists serving 19 affiliated hospitals and providing specialty and subspecialty care that helps keep the best possible care for children local. Nemours also serves children and families in Florida through its practice locations in Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Central and South Central Florida. Hospital affiliations in Florida include Wolfson Children’s, The Children's Hospital at Sacred Heart, Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Indian River Medical Center and Wuesthoff Regional Medical Center.

Nemours offers pediatric clinical care for children with complex illnesses and is renowned for its research and medical education programs. Nemours is one of the largest educators of clinicians in the country with more than 1,900 medical students, fellows and residents rotating through annually, and an equal number of student nurses and allied clinical providers. Nemours also operates KidsHealth, ranked as the No. 1 website for children’s health care information.

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.