Invest Today, Transform Tomorrow
Our investment in clinical care, research, prevention and education is how we work to fulfill our mission every day. Children account for only about seven percent of total medical care spending, yet will soon become 100 percent of the adult population. The benefits of improved health in childhood can last a lifetime, and positively impact medical spending when they become adults. It can even impact health and medical care for their children and their children’s children.
Contributions today will lead to improved health, improved workforce productivity and reduced health care-related costs to individuals, companies, governments and communities — strengthening our country and the American economy for years to come.
Since opening our doors, Nemours Children’s Health has invested more than $3.4 billion in delivering a higher standard of care.
Uncompensated Medical Care
Uncompensated medical care includes health care services without a direct source of payment.
In 2021, total uncompensated medical care provided by Nemours Children’s included:
$18.0 million in services classified as “charity care”
where the recipient could not afford services
or lacked adequate health insurance
$97.6 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
Subsidized Health Services
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.
- Total members: 4,822
- Total number of visits: 17,938
- Eyeglasses: 1,916
- Hearing Aids: 240
- Dentures: 348
Research & Discovery
By increasing the amount of research activity and creating ever-increasing integration between our clinical and research enterprises, we aim to decrease the time between discovery and practice. Beyond treatments, we also investigate and seek to understand processes that affect the delivery, safety, outcomes, cost, quality and value of pediatric care and services.
- 321 funded research projects
- 208 clinical trials
- 133 funded researchers and principal investigators
- 32 PhD center directors and laboratory heads
- 190 research associates
- 496 publications
Prevention & Influencing Children’s Health
We continue our focus on leadership and programs in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention through our Value-Based Services Organization, National Office of Policy & Prevention, KidsHealth and Reading BrightStart!
- 13 total value-based care contracts
- 8 elementary school-based wellness centers
- 861 registered users of Nemours Children’s health literacy curriculum
- 34 U.S. states deploying Nemours Children’s evidence-based practices in child health
- 250 million total KidsHealth.org visitors
Education & Training
We’re training the next generation of pediatric specialists through our residency program at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Florida, and through 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 2021, Nemours Children’s hosted:
- 1,106 medical students
- 1,060 residents
- 112 fellows
- 287 allied health professionals
- 1,328 nursing students
- 21 nurse residents
During 2021, 55,970 hours of service were provided by our community volunteers.
Community Volunteer Impact
In 2021, nearly 1,000 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, it also supports our staff.
548 community volunteers
40,145 service hours
$1,145,738 monetary equivalent
28 animal-assisted activities teams
631 service hours
262 community volunteers
14,000 service hours
$400,000 monetary equivalent
22 animal-assisted activities teams
728 service hours
104 community volunteers
1,827 service hours
$52,157 monetary equivalent
4 animal-assisted activities teams
64 service hours
“The gratitude from patients and families and the staff for the things you do pays you back 1,000 times for the effort you put in. It gives you a feeling of humility being able to serve.”
Susan Flint, Community Volunteer and Auxilian
Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware