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Nemours Ranks in 9 of 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nemours Ranks in 9 of 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report

Jacksonville, FL — Nemours, one of the nation’s leading pediatric health systems, which owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and partners with Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, has been ranked in 9 of the 10 specialties among the best in the nation in the 2011-12 edition of Best Children’s Hospitals, by U.S. News & World Report. The listing is available online now at

"The results of this year’s survey validate our efforts to be a trusted resource for children and families nationwide," remarked David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Nemours. “I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to our clinicians and staff for their remarkable dedication, our pediatric partners for their close collaboration, and most of all, our families for entrusting their children to our care."

The new rankings recognize the top 50 children’s hospitals in 10 specialties: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. To create the 2011-12 rankings, U.S. News surveyed nearly 180 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data and asked 1,500 doctors in 10 pediatric specialties where they would send the sickest children. In all, 76 hospitals ranked in one or more specialties.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital ranked in 8 of the 10 specialties which include:

  • 7th Orthopedics
  • 17th Gastroenterology
  • 24th Pulmonology
  • 29th Urology
  • 33rd Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • 41st Neonatology
  • 44th Nephrology
  • 50th Diabetes and Endocrinology

Additionally, Wolfson Children’s Hospital which partners with the Nemours Children’s Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, also ranked in these 3 specialties:

  • 32nd Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • 40th Urology
  • 50th Neurology and Neurosurgery

The 2011-2012 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings also will be published in the print issue of U.S. News & World Report on newsstands August 30.

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.