“Despite the many challenges from the ongoing pandemic, our outstanding staff has risen to the occasion, continuing to provide exceptional care to families from across the country and around the world. We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best and to offer skilled, compassionate and equitable care every day.” Nemours President and CEO R. Lawrence Moss, MD
Wilmington, DE (June 15, 2021) - Nemours Children’s Health, providing pediatric care at nearly 80 sites in five states, is proud to once again be recognized among the nation’s best. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, in four pediatric specialties in the new 2021-22 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings published online today. Orthopedics ranked No. 14 in the nation. Nemours duPont Hospital for Children was also named one of the ten best children’s hospitals in the Mid-Atlantic States.
In addition, Nemours’ pediatric partner, Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, achieved rankings in two specialty areas that are staffed solely by Nemours pediatric specialists.
“Patients and families trust the information provided by U.S. News and World Report to help make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions,” said Nemours President and CEO R. Lawrence Moss, MD. “Despite the many challenges from the ongoing pandemic, our outstanding staff has risen to the occasion, continuing to provide exceptional care to families from across the country and around the world. We are proud to be ranked among the nation’s best and to offer skilled, compassionate and equitable care every day.”
The Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children’s ranked specialties include:
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
Neurology & Neurosurgery
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. “Coming off a year as challenging as any we’ve ever experienced makes achieving these important rankings even more gratifying,” said Mark Mumford, Executive Vice President, Chief Executive, Nemours Delaware Valley Operations. “This is a true testament to the trust families have in us and our continued commitment to providing the highest quality of care to all the children we serve.”
Ranked specialties provided by Nemours Children’s Health physicians at Wolfson Children’s Hospital include:
Diabetes & Endocrine Disorders
“We at Nemours Children’s Specialty Care are proud to partner with Wolfson Children’s Hospital to provide the highest quality care for children,” said Gary Josephson, MD, chief medical officer of Nemours Children’s Specialty Care, Jacksonville. “This recognition honors the dedication, expertise and teamwork that goes into providing excellent care for the children and families we serve.”
The Best Children's Hospitals methodology factors objective measures such as patient outcomes, including mortality and infection rates, as well as available clinical resources and compliance with best practices. To calculate the Best Children’s Hospitals rankings, U.S. News gathered relevant data from children’s hospitals in early 2020 and from pediatric physicians and other healthcare organizations in 2021; because of the pandemic, data collection from children’s hospitals was not repeated in 2021.
About Nemours Children’s Health. Nemours Children’s Health is one of the nation’s largest multistate pediatric health systems, including two free-standing children's hospitals and a network of nearly 80 primary and specialty care practices across five states. Nemours seeks to transform the health of children by adopting a holistic health model that utilizes innovative, safe, and high-quality care, while also caring for the health of the whole child beyond medicine. Nemours also powers the world’s most-visited website for information on the health of children and teens, KidsHealth.org.
The Nemours Foundation, established through the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. duPont, provides pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy, and prevention programs to the children, families and communities it serves.
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