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Nemours Ranks in 9 of 10 Specialties in U.S. News & World Report's Survey

Monday, May 23, 2011 General News J E 4
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nemours, one of the nation's leading pediatric health systems, which owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE, and partners with Wolfson Children's Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, has been ranked in 9 of the 10 specialties among the best in the nation in the 2011-12 edition of Best Children's Hospitals, by U.S. News & World Report.

"The results of this year's survey validate our efforts to be a trusted resource for children and families nationwide, remarked David J. Bailey, MD, MBA, President & CEO, Nemours.  "I would like to express my thanks and appreciation to our clinicians and staff for their remarkable dedication, our pediatric partners for their close collaboration, and most of all, our families for entrusting their children to our care."

The new rankings recognize the top 50 children's hospitals in 10 specialties. To create the 2011-12 rankings, U.S. News surveyed nearly 180 pediatric centers to obtain clinical data and asked 1,500 doctors in 10 pediatric specialties where they would send the sickest children. In all, 76 hospitals ranked in one or more specialties.

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital ranked in 8 of the 10 specialties which include:

  • 7th Orthopedics
  • 17th Gastroenterology
  • 24th Pulmonology
  • 29th Urology
  • 33rd Cardiology and Heart Surgery
  • 41st Neonatology
  • 44th Nephrology
  • 50th Diabetes and Endocrinology

Additionally, Wolfson Children's Hospital which partners with the Nemours Children's Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, also ranked in these 3 specialties:

  • 32nd Diabetes and Endocrinology
  • 40th Urology
  • 50th Neurology and Neurosurgery

The 2010-11 Best Children's Hospitals rankings are available online now at www.usnews.com/childrenshospitals, and will be published in the print issue of U.S. News & World Report August 30 edition.

Nemours, which owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Delaware and constructing the Nemours Children's Hospital in Central Florida, is one of the nation's leading pediatric health systems dedicated to advancing higher standards in children's health. We have made a promise to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions—a promise of specialty medical care, advanced hospitalization, applied research, and advocacy integrated with health information, prevention and a continuous process of teaching and learning.  Affiliated with respected community and academic partners, Nemours cares directly for 250,000 children annually, treating every child as if they were our own.  Visit us online at Nemours.org.

Wolfson Children's Hospital ,Jacksonville, Florida.  At Wolfson Children's, nationally recognized pediatric specialists representing nearly every medical and surgical specialty work with pediatricians to provide care for children of all ages with congenital heart conditions, cancer, neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, behavioral health disorders, and more. The hospital is staffed by pediatric nurses and other healthcare professionals specially trained to work with children. Wolfson Children's pediatric partners include Nemours Children's Clinic, the University of Florida Jacksonville, and Mayo Clinic Florida.  Please visit wolfsonchildrens.org.

SOURCE Nemours Health and Prevention Services

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