2018 Community Benefit
Since opening its doors, Nemours has invested more than $3.3 billion in delivering a higher standard of medical care for children. Nemours’ investment in children, families, research, prevention and education is how we work to fulfill our mission every day — providing leadership, institutions and services to restore and improve the health of children through care and programs not readily available with one high standard of quality and distinction regardless of the recipient’s financial status.
|Uncompensated Medical Care||$149.0|
|Subsidized Health Services||$4.3|
|Education & Training Of Health Professionals||$4.0|
|Prevention & Influencing Children’s Health||$15.0|
UNCOMPENSATED MEDICAL CARE: $149.0 MILLION
Uncompensated medical care includes health care services without a direct source of payment. In 2018, total uncompensated medical care provided by Nemours included:
- $13.2 million in services classified as “charity care” where the recipient could not afford services or lacked adequate health insurance.
- $97.4 million in unreimbursed cost, or shortfalls that occur when providers are reimbursed below the cost of providing services for Medicaid and other public health program beneficiaries.
- $38.4 million in uncollected patient care charges, underwritten by Nemours, where patients were presumed able to pay but from whom Nemours was unable to collect.
SUBSIDIZED HEALTH SERVICES: $4.3 MILLION
Alfred I. duPont was also a benefactor of Delaware’s senior population. Nemours SeniorCare was established in 1981 and has provided dental, vision and hearing care services to hundreds of thousands of Delaware’s low-income seniors at little to no cost.
During 2018, Nemours SeniorCare provided outpatient services to 6,431 Delaware seniors. The program also completed its fifth year of partnership with the St. Francis LIFE program. Nemours SeniorCare made progress on the planning and construction of a new facility in southern Delaware. Services will relocate to that site by early 2020.
RESEARCH: $23.6 MILLION
By increasing the amount of research activity and creating ever-increasing integration between our clinical and research enterprises, Nemours aims to decrease the time between discovery and practice. Beyond treatments, Nemours also seeks to investigate and understand processes that affect the delivery, safety, outcomes, cost, quality and value of pediatric care.
Currently, Nemours boasts:
- 620 funded research projects and clinical trials
- 100+ Nemours physician-scientists
- 28 PhD center directors and laboratory heads
- 210+ research support staff
EDUCATION & TRAINING OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS: $4.0 MILLION
Nemours continues to train the next generation of pediatric specialists through its affiliations with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and Science, Florida State University, University of Central Florida College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine.
In 2018, Nemours hosted:
- 798 residents
- 1,042 medical students
- 92 physician fellows
- 2,318 allied health professionals
The online presence of Nemours Continuing Medical Education continues to grow through NemoursEducation.org, with more than 100,000 registered users.
2018 VOLUNTEER IMPACT
Across Nemours Children’s Health System, more than 1,500 volunteers provided support to nearly every pediatric specialty during 2018. These dedicated individuals shared their time and talent in excess of 109,000 hours. Nemours extends a sincere thank you to all volunteers for bringing joy, comfort, laughter and entertainment to children and families receiving care at Nemours.
CENTRAL FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS
465 volunteers | 45,000 hours of service | $1,111,050 monetary equivalent | 30 animal-assisted activity teams | 408 infants comforted in our NICU/CICU by volunteer cuddlers
3,800 escorts from the surgical suites provided by Parental Presence volunteers
DELAWARE VALLEY VOLUNTEERS
888 volunteers | 59,392 hours of service | $1,466,389 monetary equivalent
3,938 children read to in our waiting areas by Read Aloud volunteers | 40 pet therapy teams | 2,856 NICU babies read to by Baby Bookworm volunteer readers | 6 clowns
NORTH FLORIDA VOLUNTEERS (Jacksonville & Pensacola)
188 volunteers | 4,918 hours of service | $121,426 monetary equivalent | 7 animal-assisted activity teams | 1,054 faces painted by 2 volunteer clowns
2018 Donor Impact
Philanthropic gifts have a profound impact on the children and families Nemours serves. Donations help Nemours stay on the leading edge of patient care, research and education. In 2018, Nemours Fund for Children’s Health received nearly $11.3 million in gifts from 6,532 generous donors across the U.S.
ACCELERATING NEMOURS’ EFFORTS TO HELP KIDS WITH CANCER
Across Nemours, the Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders (NCCBD) is experiencing tremendous strides in supporting children and families dealing with a diagnosis of pediatric cancer and continuously working toward a future without childhood cancer. From venture philanthropists and corporate and foundation partners to individual and community support — these investments are helping Nemours make rapid advances toward finding new treatments, minimizing side effects and improving quality of life through:
- pediatric cancer research
- advanced clinical care and therapies
- integrated psychosocial support
- family and supportive services
SO MUCH TO CELEBRATE, SO MUCH TO SUPPORT
The NCCBD is one of the nation’s largest pediatric hematology/oncology practices in the United States. With its membership in the Children’s Oncology Group, Nemours patients have access to the latest clinical trials and drug therapies. Strong investment from donors has helped Nemours acquire equipment and funded studies that are advancing testing, treatment and care for children battling cancer.
Working alongside other specialists throughout the Nemours health system, such as Nemours’ interventional radiology group, members of the NCCBD have been able to defeat cancerous tumors once indomitable. New procedures, such as the TARE-Y90 liver tumor treatment that combine the expertise of these Nemours specialists are literally saving lives.
Finally, through its access to PEDSnet data, Nemours Bioinformatics teams and cancer researchers are working on exciting sequencing research to identify mutations and prevent relapses for survivors of certain types of cancer.
In 2018, the Lisa Dean Moseley Foundation announced two grants to two NCCBD research scientists in the amount of $2 million over five years. Both awards will support pediatric cancer research, in particular the use of stem cell therapy in the treatment of childhood leukemia.
“Precision medicine is reshaping the way we think about health, enabling us to tailor treatment to individual patients. At Nemours, we combine scientific discovery with studies to advance new approaches to care, and this very generous donation helps to accelerate our efforts,” says Nemours EVP and Chief Scientific Officer Mary M. Lee, MD.
RUNWAY TO HOPE: PROVIDING LIFTOFF
During the dedication ceremony (see right), co-founders of Runway to Hope Mark and Josie NeJame announced a new $500,000 pledge to continue the fight against pediatric cancer. The funds will support Nemours’ efforts in precision medicine and the development of a Cancer Survivorship Program of Excellence — the first comprehensive program of its kind in the state of Florida. Additionally, funds will enable the purchase of new equipment and training for use of microwave ablation as a part of the Nemours pediatric interventional radiology program.
“Nemours leads all programs in the country in terms of the number of children we are enrolling in trials that are designed to reduce the symptoms and side effects of treatment. In looking at all that goes on behind the scenes to develop these trials, we could not do that without donor support. The supportive services that families need when children are going through treatment, including trials, cannot be provided without donor support.”
— E. Anders Kolb, MD, Director, Nemours Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders
BRINGING ALL OF NEMOURS’ RESOURCES FORWARD, TO ENSURE A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR CHILDREN BEGINS TODAY
Wherever Nemours is, all of Nemours is. The spirit of our promise: to do whatever it takes to help each child grow up healthy and reach his or her full potential extends beyond the walls of our physical locations. Our promise addresses all factors affecting health — physical, emotional, educational and social. And the dedication to our promise by more than 8,000 Nemours Associates is what will connect today’s children to a healthier tomorrow.
- Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando
- Daytona Beach
- Fleming Island
- Fort Walton Beach
- Jacksonville South
- Lake City
- Lake Mary
- Orlando – Downtown
- Orlando – Lake Nona
- Orlando – Lake Nona, Medical City
- Tallahassee – Centre Pointe
- Wesley Chapel
- Winter Garden
- East Orlando
- Lake Nona
- Palm Bay
- The Villages
- Vero Beach
- Windermere – Horizon West
- Winter Garden
- Winter Haven
- Lake Nona
- Orlando – Waterford Lakes
- Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center, Davenport
- Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach
- Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, Lakeland
- Osceola Regional Medical Center, Kissimmee
- Parrish Regional Medical Center, Titusville
- West Florida HealthCare – Pensacola
- Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Jacksonville
- Wuesthoff Regional Medical Center, Rockledge
- Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington
PRIMARY & SPECIALTY CARE
- Bear – Becks Woods
- Foulk Road
- Jessup Street
- Pike Creek
- Rockland Road
- Saint Francis
- Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, Seaford
- Saint Francis Hospital, Wilmington
- Union Hospital, Elkton
- Cherry Hill
- Cherry Hill
- Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, Camden
- Inspira Medical Center Vineland, Vineland
- Inspira Medical Center Woodbury, Woodbury
- Bryn Mawr
- Glen Mills
- Newtown Square
- Bryn Mawr
- Glen Mills
- Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr
- Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood
- Paoli Hospital, Paoli
- Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville
- Riddle Hospital, Media
- Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia