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Nemours CEO to Speak at U.S. News & World Report's Hospital of Tomorrow Conference

Monday, Nov 4, 2013


David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, president & CEO of Nemours, will join a group of top health care executives and policymakers to address the most complex issues facing America’s health systems at U.S. News & World Report’s inaugural Hospital of Tomorrow conference taking place Nov. 4–6 in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Bailey will share Nemours experience and lessons learned in a session on Designing Hospitals for 21st Century Care on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Nemours had two hospitals with over 1.1 million square feet of space under construction in 2012, and recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. New patient towers under construction at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., are scheduled to open in 2014.

“Hospital design and construction has an important role in the healing process, fostering quality care and improving outcomes,” said Bailey. “In the past, hospitals were built for doctors and procedures. Today we partner with our patients and families, use evidence-based design to create an environment imbued with light and nature to speed healing and reduce the perception of pain, and employ technology as a means, not a substitute for compassionate, personalized, patient- and family-centered care.”

The Hospital of Tomorrow conference will gather executives from the nation’s leading health care institutions as well as industry analysts and policymakers to address today’s critical health care challenges.

In addition to Nemours’ Dr. Bailey, speakers at the U.S. News Hospital of Tomorrow conference will include:

  • Toby M. Cosgrove, M.D., President and CEO, Cleveland Clinic
  • Victor Dzau, M.D., Chancellor of Health Affairs, Duke University
  • Thomas Frieden, M.D., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • William H. "Bill" Frist, M.D., former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
  • Robert C. Robbins, M.D., President and CEO, Texas Medical Center
  • Donna E. Shalala, Ph.D., President, University of Miami; former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary
  • Peter L. Slavin, M.D., President, Massachusetts General Hospital

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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.