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Nemours CEO Recognized Among the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives

Monday, Jun 19, 2017

Dr. David Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Nemours has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. The ranking is featured in the June 19 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine, and profiles of the winners are available at

In its 13th year, the recognition program acknowledges physicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. Bailey is the only Florida and Delaware-based healthcare executive on the 2017 list.

"Each year the competition for this recognition intensifies. This year, more than 66,000 votes were cast on our ballot of high-profile physician leaders.  The caliber of leadership displayed is best-in-class," shares Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare.  

Nemours is one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the country, with two freestanding state-of-the-art children’s hospitals — Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., Nemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando. Nemours provides medical care in six states with more than 70 primary- urgent- and specialty care practices serving children in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Georgia. More than 40 hospitalists serve 19 affiliated hospitals, helping keep the best possible care for children local and Nemours CareConnect provides parents peace of mind 24/7 with telehealth services delivered by board certified pediatricians.

Established as The Nemours Foundation through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care for children with complex illnesses and is renowned for its research and medical education programs. 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.