Dr. David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of Jacksonville-based Nemours Children’s Health System has been named by Modern Healthcare Magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives for 2016. Less than five percent of hospitals and health systems in the U.S. are lead by a physician. The program honors physician executives deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern Healthcare to be the most influential individuals in any healthcare sector in terms of leadership and impact on the industry.
Nemours is one of the largest integrated children’s health systems in the country, providing specialty and subspecialty care for children with complex illnesses in six states through two, freestanding state-of-the-art hospitals and more than 16 affiliated hospitals. Nemours serves children and families in the Delaware Valley through its practice locations in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and in Florida through its practice locations in Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Central and South Central Florida.
Nemours also operates KidsHealth, ranked as the No. 1 website for children’s health care information. Nemours is also one of the largest educators of clinicians in the country with more than 1,900 medical students, fellows and residents rotating through annually, and an equal number of student nurses and allied clinical providers.