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Chief Administrative Officer Appointed for Nemours Children's Hospital

Thursday, Apr 14, 2011


ORLANDO, Fl — Nemours, one of the nation’s premier pediatric health systems, today announces the appointment of Randall W. Hartley to the position of Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for Nemours Children’s Hospital (NCH). On May 2, he will join the organization that is currently building a top-tier pediatric health care system in Orlando that will be completed in 2012.

As CAO, Hartley will lead the direction and coordination of clinical support, operational support and administrative functions associated with the new hospital to ensure that they are part of an integrated plan of operation and focused on family-centered care. In his position, he will define the needs and requirements for all administrative efforts at NCH while also undertaking the recruitment and development of support services.

Hartley is a nationally recognized senior health services executive that brings extensive operational and leadership experience in a wide variety of complex international health care settings. He joins Nemours from his most recent position as vice president, operations at St. Vincent’s Physicians Enterprises in Jacksonville, Florida where he led the strategies for market growth opportunities and physician alignment for a multi-hospital, integrated system of care that included 45 locations and approximately 160 physicians. Prior to that, he served as administrator/chief operating officer for St Luke’s Hospital, also in Jacksonville.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the talents of Mr. Hartley to our new top-tier pediatric health campus,” said Roger Oxendale, President and CEO of Nemours Children’s Hospital. “His experience in managing complex health care operations throughout the world will be key in developing the integrated and family-focused care that we are bringing to Central Florida.”

Hartley received his Bachelor of Arts from the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA and subsequently served our country for more than 28 years in the U.S. Air Force. His service included directing a multinational health care support system for 200,000 personnel from 34 coalition nations that shattered medical support benchmarks during his tenure. He also holds a Master of Science in Business with an emphasis on health care administration from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

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.