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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children Ranks in Seven Specialties in U.S. News & World Report 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals
Patients come to Nemours from across the country and around the world for our expertise and innovative approaches to care. We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best and to offer skilled, compassionate care every day.

Wilmington, DE - U.S. News & World Report has ranked Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in seven pediatric specialties in the new 2019-20 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Orthopedics ranked in the top 15 in the nation.  The hospital’s ranked specialties include:

Cancer (#30)

Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#24)

Diabetes and Endocrine Disorders (#35)

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (#30)

Nephrology (#42)

Neurology & Neurosurgery (#45)

Orthopedics (#14)

The 13th annual Best Children’s Hospitals rankings highlight U.S. News’s top 50 U.S. pediatric facilities in 10 surveyed specialties: cancer, cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & GI surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

 

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children has been ranked among the nation’s best children’s hospitals in each year it has participated in the survey.

The rankings rely on clinical data and on an annual survey of pediatric specialists. The rankings methodology considers clinical outcomes, such as mortality and infection rates, efficiency and coordination of care delivery, and compliance with best practices.

 “Congratulations to our outstanding faculty and staff on this acknowledgement of our commitment to exceptional patient care,” said Nemours President and CEO R. Lawrence Moss, MD. “The information provided by U.S. News and World Report helps families make important health care decisions. Patients come to Nemours from across the country and around the world for our expertise and innovative approaches to care. We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best and to offer skilled, compassionate care every day.”

 

“The Best Children's Hospitals rankings were designed to help provide families seeking the best medical care for their sick child with access to the most comprehensive data available,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. This year’s rankings will be published in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook, available in stores mid-September. For more information, visit Best Children’s Hospitals for the full rankings and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

About Nemours Children’s Health System

 

Nemours is an internationally recognized children's health system that owns and operates the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, Fla., along with outpatient facilities in six 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, KidsHealth.org, and offers on-demand, online video patient visits through Nemours CareConnect. Nemours ReadingBrightstart.org 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. Online at www.Nemours.org.

 

 

For further information: Karen Bengston Nemours Public Relations 302-293-4928, Karen.bengston@nemours.org