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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, announced today new leadership for its operations in the Delaware Valley and Florida. Dr. Roy Proujansky, executive vice president of Health Operations, has been named Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations, including direct responsibility for Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Robert Bridges, CFO and executive vice president of Enterprise Services, has been named Chief Executive of Florida Operations, including Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando and clinics in North Florida.

Robert Bridges

Dr. Proujansky has served the children and families of Nemours for 24 years in various capacities. As Chief Executive of Delaware Valley Operations, he will have Enterprise oversight of Research, Education, Quality and Safety, Patient Care and Service, and Prevention. Bridges will continue as CFO for Nemours with Enterprise oversight over Finance and Corporate Services, Children’s Health Media, BrightStart! and the Fund for Children’s Health. Proujansky and Bridges will report directly to Nemours President and Chief Executive Officer, David J. Bailey, MD, MBA.

“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 and Robert have provided Nemours, and am confident they are just the right leaders to ensure our continued growth and success.”

Dr. Proujansky has served Nemours for 24 years and joined Nemours in 1989 as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. In 1999, he was named the Chief Executive of the Practice, Nemours duPont Pediatrics in Wilmington and the Delaware Valley.

From 2000 to 2006, he was also the Robert L. Brent Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, serving as Associate Dean of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. In 2005, he was appointed to Nemours Executive Team, and in 2006 he was appointed Executive Vice President, Patient Operations and Chief Operating Officer of Nemours with oversight for all patient care and service, research, prevention and education activities in the organization.

Bridges has served Nemours for more than 13 years, joining our organization in 1999 as Vice President for Business Operations and Chief Financial Office and in 2003, was appointed Executive Vice President. In 2006, he assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services and CFO. During his tenure at Nemours, Bridges has developed and led the execution of the organization's fiscal and enterprise services strategies, yielding tremendous financial and operational capabilities and results in support of our mission. He has also championed the creation of aspects of Nemours' unique associates health and welfare benefits, most notable the Bridge to A Healthy Future.

Prior to joining Nemours, he served as Senior Manager with KPMG LLP, working primarily in the healthcare and insurance industries. His experience in healthcare mergers and acquisitions, and capital formation position him well to help lead Nemours in developing viable clinical and business models to advance the organization’s strategy.

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.