Building Our Future

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware Expansion
Expansion of Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware
(Fall 2014)

A five-story patient expansion is under construction and has been designed with input from our families, nurses, and physicians.

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For more than 70 years, Nemours has provided outstanding care for children and their families,
beginning with Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware and extending throughout the Delaware Valley.

Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington. Join our team of dedicated professionals, and you can find a high quality of life in almost any kind of community you’re looking for — a small town, a metropolitan hub, a coastal community, a rural or suburban setting.

Our Hospital

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

Wilmington, Del.

Nestled among 300 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens, lush lawns, sunlight and fresh air, Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware provides an integrated system of care, offering intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties including surgery and dentistry. We care for thousands of children in the Delaware Valley, as well as families who travel to and from across the country, and around the world to see our renowned pediatric specialists.

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Our board-certified specialists, primary care pediatricians, nursing professionals, and other health care specialists, take a whole-child, family-centered approach to healing, providing advanced, multi-disciplinary care, along with research, education and prevention.

Our entire Nemours team is supported by award-winning electronic health record (EHR) technology that reaches across specialties, locations, and is available to referring physicians, and families.

Nationally Recognized Care

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is ranked among the best children’s hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. And our doctors are named, year after year, as some of the Best Doctors in America® — 152 are named among the Best Doctors in America, 2012.

Our Award-Winning Programs & Care:
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) program: Delaware’s only nationally accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center, and only 1 of about 115 accredited CF centers nationwide.
  • Diabetes Education Program: Accredited by the American Diabetes Association, we’re 1 of only 70 Centers of Excellence for diabetes care.
  • Muscular Dystrophy Program: Approved by the Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant: Our program is 1 of 14 institutions in the U.S. that perform autologous and allogeneic transplants to have been recognized and accredited by the Foundation for Accreditation of Cellular Therapies for more than 10 years. Also, Nemours is recognized by the National Marrow Donor Program as an affiliated center for matched unrelated donor transplants.
Some of our highly respected programs include:
  • Orthopedics
  • Spine Center
  • Nemours Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery
  • Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Neurosurgery
  • Solid Organ Transplantation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Pediatric Trauma Center

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Magnet Status

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware

In 2012, the American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded Magnet status to Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, Wilmington, Del., in recognition for its professional nursing excellence — a designation that is awarded to less than 4 percent of hospitals nationwide.

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Specialty & Primary Care

Extending Care Into Our Community

Serving families in the Delaware Valley — southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey — Nemours Children's Health is a multispecialty pediatric group practice. Children and their families receive the same world-class care found at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware through collaboration with community-based physicians and regional health and hospital systems. These collaborations give children throughout the region access to Nemours physicians and advanced family-centered pediatric specialty care.

Nemours also offers a network of primary care pediatricians in locations throughout Delaware and southeast Pennsylvania to provide exceptional primary care services to children.

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Nemours Health & Prevention Services in Newark

The mission of the Nemours Health & Prevention Services (NHPS) in Newark, Del., is to improve child health outcomes through a population-level approach to physical and emotional wellness. Working with communities, NHPS develops innovative programs to help kids grow up healthy.

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Advancing Children’s Health Policy on a National Level

Co-located in Washington, D.C. (Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy), and Wilmington, Del., Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention works to promote policies and practices to improve the health and well-being of children nationwide and to promote prevention at Nemours.

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Senior Care

Nemours Senior Care in Wilmington & Milford

Established in 1981, Nemours SeniorCare provides vision, hearing, and dental senior care services at little to no cost for low-income Delaware residents, age 65 and up.

With two locations — in Wilmington and Milford — many of our doctors come from the local Delaware community and surrounding areas, and are certified in optometry, ophthalmology and dentistry. Our technicians and practitioners in the vision, dental and hearing clinics are also licensed and/or certified in their specialties.

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