Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, a unit of Nemours, is located just outside of Wilmington, Delaware. This 180-bed hospital, generally recognized as one of the largest subspecialty groups in the nation, is dedicated to a three-fold mission - patient care, education, and research.
Established as an orthopedic facility in 1940, the hospital provides specialist care in pediatric medicine, surgery, and dentistry. It features a network of treatment facilities - Nemours Cardiac Center, Cystic Fibrosis Clinic, Muscle-Respiratory Clinic, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Spine and Scoliosis Center, Gait and Motion Analysis Laboratory, Technology-Dependent Clinic, Enuresis Clinic, Tuberculosis Clinic, and Clinical Nutrition Services.
The hospital extends its curing hand to various areas of specialization including allergy/asthma/immunology, anesthesiology, dermatology, endocrinology, gastroenterology and nutrition, general pediatrics, hematology/oncology, general surgery, neonatology, nephrology, neurology, respiratory care, ophthalmology, pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, pathology and otolaryngology. A comprehensive range of rehabilitation services and health programs also are conducted.
The Social Work Department at the hospital provides counseling services and crisis intervention. Specialized support groups and meetings are organized for the families. The Community-based Services Program is committed to give off-site multidisciplinary evaluation, treatment, consultation, and educational services.
As a teaching hospital, DuPont strives to impart excellent training programs in pediatric psychology and pediatric critical care medicine. The Pediatric Residency Program and advanced practicum training for pre-doctoral candidates are also offered.
The hospital operates a full-time school to serve the needs of hospital patients. The Academic Therapy Program provides year-round tutoring and cognitive therapy for rehabilitation patients. In addition, the hospital offers continuing medical education and research facilities.