Community Benefit & Impact

The future starts now.

Our investment in clinical care, research, prevention and education is how we work to fulfill our mission every day.

IN THE U.S., Children account for about 7% of total medical spending but will eventually become 100% of the adult population.

The benefits of improved health in childhood can last a lifetime. Contributions today will lead to:

Improved ADULT Health
improved workforce productivity
reduced health
care-related costs
a strengthened
 u.s. economy
doctor talking with boy in yellow stripped shirt
mother kissing her young daughter

Since opening our doors, Nemours Children’s Health has invested more than $3.5 billion in delivering a higher standard of care for children.

In addition to providing financial assistance, Nemours Children’s Health also provides other benefits for the community. Examples of these community benefits include the following:

Community health improvement services
focused on leadership and programs dealing with not just healthcare, but also children’s health promotion and disease prevention.

Research services

to improve children’s lives through the power of discovery. Nemours Children’s continues to integrate research findings at the bedside and exam room where they have the greatest impact on children.

Education for healthcare professionals
centered on training the next generation of pediatric specialists as well as supporting continuing medical education.

2022 Total Community Benefit:
$217.8 Million

Total Community Benefit: $217.8 Million

$144.5 Million | Charity Care*

$18.8 Million | Community Health Improvement Services

$1.4 Million | Education for Health
Care Professionals

$36.5 Million | Research

$16.6 Million | Donations

*Includes financial assistance and unreimbursed Medicaid. The cost of net unreimbursed financial assistance provided was determined by applying Nemours Children’s overall patient care cost to chart ratio to total charges. Cost of the other community benefits represents actual expenses incurred net of any related revenue earned for providing such services. The methodology for calculating charity care includes the impact of charity care adjustments based on a post-visit analysis of guarantor income limits.
community volunteer playing with girl

During 2022, 55,970 hours of service were provided by our community volunteers.

In 2022, more than 1,025 community volunteers enhanced our ability to go well beyond medicine in support of children and families in our care. The impact we feel from these selfless volunteers is truly immeasurable. Their service not only helps patients and families, they also support our staff.

Central Florida

  • 349 community volunteers 

  • 20,010 service hours 

  • $599,230 monetary equivalent
  • 19 animal-assisted activities teams

Delaware Valley

  • 609 community volunteers
  • 46,500 service hours
  • $1,392,675 monetary equivalent
  • 36 animal-assisted activities teams

North Florida

  • 67 community volunteers

  • 2,160 service hours
  • $64,692 monetary equivalent
  • 10 animal-assisted activities teams

Nemours Cares

Commitment to 
community begins 
inside our walls.

community volunteers talking to girl

Nemours Cares week — a biannual week of volunteerism — offers associate volunteers a variety of activities and opportunities to support families throughout the communities we serve.

200 pounds of fresh produce
distributed to families
from The Nemours Estate community gardens

Follow-up care at no cost for children receiving abnormal EKG reads during free sports physicals

140 families received free screenings, education and resources at the annual Passport to Health

volunteers helping with food

Approaching its first decade, this heartfelt tradition of volunteerism is a clear demonstration of how our associates go well beyond medicine to serve children and families where they live, work and play. During spring and fall, Nemours Children’s associates facilitated two separate Nemours Cares weeks.

Associate volunteers provided 6,937 hours of community service during Nemours Cares weeks in 2022.

North & Central Florida Nemours Cares Activities

Food insecurity remains a top concern throughout Florida with one out of every six children unsure of where their next meal is coming from. Our associates from north to central Florida donated and sorted food for local food banks and assembled snack packs and weekend meals for school-aged children.

247,841 meals were provided by Florida 
associates to families in need

Delaware Valley Nemours Cares Activities

In the Delaware Valley, associates focused their efforts on addressing health disparities that impact children. They made donations of clothes and essential items to Nemours Cares Closets, facilitated a kid-friendly community health fair, and hosted the fourth consecutive Community Baby Shower offering support and education for expectant moms in need.

75 expectant mothers were showered with resources, education and gifts