A Year of Evolution
A Letter from Dr. Moss
“Well Beyond Medicine,” Nemours Children’s health tagline, powerfully exemplifies what our organization stands for. I believe it articulates that we are an integrated academic health system in the business of creating health, not just providing medical care. It tells our stakeholders and the world that we are deeply committed to the health of every child in this country. Our tagline supports our vision “to create the healthiest generations of children” and our purpose “to change children’s health for good.”
Nemours Children’s is among America’s largest multi-state, multi-hospital children’s health systems and is a preeminent voice for children. Throughout the pandemic, our collective experiences have affirmed our resolve to address the root causes of disparities and adverse health outcomes for children, families and our communities. Together, our innovations have helped our patient families, associates, and communities endure the challenges of this extraordinary time and kept children healthy.
Implementation of our new five-year strategy is well underway in the areas of health, value and equity, clinical and academic preeminence, financial stewardship, reputation and impact, and patient- and family-centered care. These areas are the foundation of our work to transform the definition of health in children to include all aspects of a child’s life and to fundamentally change the financial incentives determining children’s care to a “pay-for health” model.
This report reflects on some of our notable accomplishments thus far. We are accelerating new models of care through our Value-Based Services Organization while spreading our evidence-based best practices into exam rooms, surgical suites, classrooms and labs, and childcare centers. Through our National Office of Policy & Prevention, we have successfully influenced legislation to address maternal health, military caregivers, and social determinants of health.
While this journey is just beginning, I have every confidence that we’ll cross the finish line. My high regard stems from the very essence of what Nemours Children’s Health stands for: a commitment to ensure that every child has the opportunity to achieve their greatest potential in life. That deeply held belief has continued to attract the brightest, most determined, and highly skilled associates who bring diverse perspectives and talents to work here every day.
We will continue pushing the boundaries of “what if” farther than ever imagined — until no child is lacking in access, opportunity, or the ability to achieve their optimal health — well beyond medicine.
R. Lawrence Moss, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
To create the healthiest generations of children.
To provide 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.