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.

 
Adolescent Medicine & Pediatric Gynecology

Our adolescent medicine and pediatric gynecology specialists address puberty and reproductive health issues in both girls and boys. As part of our commitment to keeping kids healthy, we monitor certain metrics related to disease detection and prevention. 

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Allergy & Immunology

A big part of our allergy and immunology care is helping kids with asthma. At Nemours, our pediatric specialists are internationally recognized for our expertise in children’s asthma. Our goal is to help both you and your child successfully manage the disease and avoid asthma emergencies.

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Anesthesiology

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 Nemours, babies born with virtually any heart defect can be swiftly diagnosed and treated when it matters the most.

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Continence Clinic

We know how overwhelming incontinence can be for everyone in the family. That’s why our unique Continence Clinic at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville is here to help kids achieve continence — the ability to control their bladder and bowels.

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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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Developmental Medicine

Developmental medicine is a specialty that focuses on children's growth and development. Working together with a team of medical specialists as needed, we help kids with developmental delays, developmental disabilities or medical conditions that affect learning and behavior. 

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Emergency Medicine

A big part of caring for children in the Emergency Department is knowing when to prescribe medications — and when not to. Our board-certified pediatric experts understand that when it comes to using prescription medicines, children are not simply little adults.

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Endocrinology

A big part of our endocrinology care is helping children with diabetes. Our teams of experts offer the latest treatment therapies, and provide the tools, personalized treatment plan, and ongoing education and support your family needs to help your child maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Gastroenterology

From allergic diseases of the intestinal system to liver disease requiring transplantation, our board-certified gastroenterologists help alleviate your child’s symptoms and, when necessary, provide ongoing management to maintain your child’s good digestive health.

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General Surgery

Specially trained in both surgery and pediatric surgery, our general surgeons are committed to performing the most effective and least invasive procedures with the fewest trips to the operating room.

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Genetics

Nemours pediatric geneticists diagnose and manage genetic conditions in children, supporting and counseling families every step of the way.

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Hematology/Oncology

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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Hospitalists (Inpatient Hospital Care)

As your child’s attending (supervising) doctors and advanced practice providers, Nemours hospitalists provide comprehensive inpatient services and work with your child’s primary care physician to ensure seamless continuity of care from hospital to home.

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Infectious Disease

Nemours infectious disease specialists are committed to providing a safe environment for all the children we see, especially those who are sick and have weakened or undeveloped immune systems.

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Neonatology

Nemours neonatologists offer comprehensive, around-the-clock newborn care in our technologically advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs). Every single NICU team member strives to give babies the very best chance at a healthy future, from the start.

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Nephrology

Nemours pediatric nephrology (kidney care) physicians evaluate kidney function, help preserve kidney health, and treat kidney (renal) problems and diseases in kids. We can help manage children’s diet, medications, dialysis and kidney transplantation.

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Neurology

Our Nemours neurologists provide comprehensive care for a wide variety of conditions involving the brain, spine and nerves. Our teams work hard to provide the highest quality inpatient (hospital stay) and outpatient (office visit) care for kids.

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Neurosurgery

Nemours board-certified pediatric neurosurgeons are experts in injuries and conditions of the brain, skull, spinal cord, spinal column and nerves throughout the entire body.

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Ophthalmology

From the youngest children who can’t tell us what they see, to those getting their first pair of glasses, Nemours’ pediatric ophthalmology (eye) experts focus on kids’ unique eye care needs.

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Orthopedics

Nemours has one of the largest and most widely respected pediatric orthopedics programs in the United States — and the world. As international leaders in pediatric orthopedic research and care, our orthopedic physicians help correct or prevent deformities, disorders or injuries of the skeleton and any related muscles, tendons and ligaments.

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Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

When your child has any procedure, we know it’s important for you to know and trust that your child’s surgeon will fix the symptoms, improve your child’s quality of life, and support their growth and development.

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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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Plastic Surgery

Nemours pediatric plastic surgeons help children of all ages with birth defects, injuries, tumors and other conditions feel better, inside and out. We’re committed to performing the most effective and least invasive procedures with the fewest trips to the operating room.

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Primary Care

As part of our longstanding commitment to keeping kids as healthy as possible, Nemours strives to be a leader in childhood vaccinations. Immunizations remain a crucial tool for protecting kids from many serious and potentially deadly diseases throughout their childhood — and later.

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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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Psychology (Behavioral Health)

Our highly trained and experienced pediatric psychologists at Nemours are here to help kids cope, whether they're facing difficulty adjusting to a medical condition, a separate emotional or behavioral challenge, or both.

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Pulmonology

A big part of pediatric pulmonology care is treating children with cystic fibrosis (CF), an inherited disease that affects the lungs and digestive system, and can make kids more likely to get repeated lung infections. At Nemours, we’re committed to keeping children with CF as healthy and protected against infections as possible.

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Radiology/Medical Imaging & Interventional Radiology

Pediatric radiology at Nemours is enterprisewide, which means we operate as one cohesive team, collaborating across the miles from locations in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and throughout Florida. Our radiologist staff is nationally and internationally recognized for their knowledge and work to advance pediatric imaging techniques.

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Rheumatology

Nemours pediatric rheumatologists specialize in diagnosing and treating joint, muscle and bone diseases that cause pain, swelling, stiffness and deformity, and can affect kids’ eyes, skin, internal organs and nervous system.

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Urgent Care

Urgent care at Nemours bridges emergency and primary care, giving children with non-life-threatening conditions the most effective and efficient treatment at families’ convenience — outside of normal office hours. We’re proud to say our urgent care practices are doing as well as or better than many of the reported averages.

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Urology

Most kids do extremely well with surgery. As with any operation, though, there are risks. At Nemours, we work hard to minimize them by streamlining and improving our surgical processes.

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Weight Management

The number of overweight children in the United States has grown at an alarming rate, with 1 out of 3 kids considered overweight or obese. Nemours is proud to have one of the longest standing pediatric weight management programs in the country.

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