About The Alfred I.Dupont Hospital For Children

Seventy years of medical excellence has made the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children a haven for advanced research, comprehensive clinical services, and quality professional care. According to the 2010-2011 U.S. News & World Report, Nemours currently ranks among the “Best Children’s Hospitals,” after placing in three pediatric specialties: orthopedics (6th), gastroenterology (20th), and urology (29th). Hence the hospital’s reputation makes it a go-to place for many things pediatric.


The story of Nemours first began with philanthropist Alfred I. duPont’s hope to alleviate human suffering. He invested millions of dollars into founding one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the nation. Mr. duPont envisioned a medical center named after his french homeland, Nemours. Construction of this fine medical community began when he set his will to form The Nemours Foundation in 1936. Four years after the startup funding, the Alfred I. duPont Institute made its home in Wilmington, Delaware and embarked on a journey to become a leader in children’s medicine.


Over the years, the success of Nemours led to its continued expansion in pediatric disciplines and land areas. Today it covers over 30 medical specialities and has clinical centers located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Florida. This not-for-profit hospital looks to provide premiere pediatric service to patients and families seeking treatments, information, and support. It currently employs over 4,000 medical professionals to assist around 200,000 children that walk in to its doors annually. Patients are connected to the best medical professionals who specialize in the areas of their inquiry through an advanced electronic medical record system, NemoursOne, that integrates all Nemours hospitals and clinics into one large database.


While many pediatric specialties have made a home in Nemours medical facilities, the duPont hospital has focused many of its resources to pediatric orthopedics. It has even gained an international reputation as the “hospital for crippled children” because over 40,000 visits each year go towards its Department of Orthopedics. Gastroenterology is another area of focus at Nemours and children with stomach and intestinal disorders come to seek help from some of the most experienced doctors and surgeons in the field. Nemours is also widely known for its Deparment of Urology because of its specialists, clinical and support services, and its advanced technologies to treat urinary disorders.


All its clinical services provide direct results in patient care and behind the scenes, the research initiated and conducted at Nemours has also made it a groundbreaking place for various disease treatments. It is affiliated with the University of Delaware and Thomas Jefferson University. Together, Nemours and these academic institutions have made this medical center one of the premiere research institutions in the nation. The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP) has fully accredited Nemours, which is an honor only given to two other pediatric institutions.


The quality medical care at Nemours has kept its mission alive: “to provide leadership, institutions, and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available.” Helping children further, it has even launched address growing technologies, it has even launched KidsHealth.org, which has been acclaimed the #1 most visited children’s health site. Nemours is also engaging in the “Your child. Our promise.” multi-media campaign that aims to improve the quality of life of children everywhere through outreach, publications, and informative online sites. Another way Nemours seeks to honor its mission is through its Office of Child Health Policy and Advocacy. It looks to help children better their lives through healthy living, a hope that are trying to implement through obesity awareness programs. This goes to show how Nemours is doing all it can to increase the possibilities and lives of children.