Named one of the 25 Best Children’s Hospitals by Parents magazine in 2009, the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers a treatment philosophy and level of care and comfort that sets the standard. Nestled among beautifully landscaped gardens, lush lawns, sunlight and fresh air, the 200-bed teaching hospital provides all the specialties of pediatric medicine, surgery and dentistry in a warm, family-centered environment.
The hospital offers intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services in more than 30 disciplines. Programs in orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiology and cardiac surgery, cancer, bone marrow and organ transplantation attract patients from our community, across the nation and around the world.
This nonprofit teaching hospital is a division of Nemours, which also owns and operates major children’s centers in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and more than a dozen primary care pediatric practices throughout Delaware and southeastern Pennsylvania.
Nemours employs over 4,400 individuals, including 430 pediatric physicians, specialists and surgeons who cared for about 250,000 children in 2008. The organization’s goal is to align with parents, physicians, community leaders, children’s advocates and elected officials to ensure optimal wellness for every child.
As the academic partner of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Medical College (see page XX), the duPont Hospital and its physician practice are committed to training the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. In addition, an active research department has a long-standing commitment to scholarly and scientific endeavors directed toward improving the health of children. KidsHealth.org, the world’s most visited pediatric health care Web site for parents, kids and teens, is a project of Nemours.