Quality & Safety Outcomes

Achieving excellence as a children’s health system is a team effort. We work together across specialties, clinics and hospitals to give your child care that's among the safest, most caring and compassionate.

We rigorously measure and compare our results to other pediatric health care providers across the country. We’re able to look at how we’re doing by tracking and analyzing information about our patients’ “outcomes,” which is how our care affects the children we treat. We’re proud to say we’re doing better than the national average in many of our specialties and processes. And we’re always looking for new ways to improve on how we do things. It's part of our promise to provide outstanding care and to achieve the very best outcomes we can for your child.

See Our Quality & Safety Outcomes

Every specialty has its own way of measuring success. Here are some outcomes we’re especially proud of, not just because they showcase how well we’re doing, but because they highlight our commitment to consistently giving kids excellent care.


When your child needs any kind of procedure, getting them safely back in your arms as soon as possible is probably your biggest concern. We want that too. But we also want to make sure they’re as comfortable as possible not just during the procedure but afterward.

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Cardiology & Cardiothoracic Surgery

About two-thirds of patients with critical heart disease are diagnosed as infants. So it’s often the tiniest hearts that need the most help — and as soon as possible. At the Nemours Cardiac Center, babies born with virtually any heart defect can be swiftly diagnosed and treated when it matters the most.

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Critical Care

Catheters are a common part of care in any pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). Unfortunately, infections can happen if bacteria enter the catheter and get into the child’s bloodstream. That's why we take every precaution to ensure that our patients — especially those who are critically ill and most vulnerable to other conditions — don’t get an infection.

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The Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is one of only two National Cancer Institute Community Oncology Research Programs in the nation dedicated exclusively to children. This means we're a fully-integrated network with recognized excellence in clinical research, patient care and quality improvement.

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Palliative Care

Pediatric palliative care helps families and children with life-threatening or life-limiting conditions experience the best possible quality of life.

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Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Getting labwork can be stressful for you and your kids. So when blood work or urine samples are needed you want to make sure you’re getting accurate, fast results.

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Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

If a disorder or injury has impaired your child’s physical abilities and communication skills, we want to ensure that they're discharged from the hospital back to their own home and school, where they will hopefully thrive.

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Procedural Sedation

Sedation can help children stay still for certain procedures, and can help with feelings of fear and anxiety. Whatever your child’s sedation needs, we are committed to using only the safest, most effective sedation medicines and procedures every time.

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