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Nemours CEO Named One of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives of 2016

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016

Dr. David J. 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 50 Most Influential Physician Executives for 2016. Less than five percent of hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are lead by a physician. The program honors physician executives 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.

Nemours is one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the country, providing specialty and subspecialty care for children with complex illnesses in six states through two, freestanding state-of-the-art hospitals and more than 16 affiliated hospitals. Nemours serves children and families in the Delaware Valley through its practice locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in Florida through its practice locations in Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Central and South Central Florida.

Nemours also operates KidsHealth, ranked as the No. 1 website for children’s health care information. Nemours is also 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.

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.