Nemours CEO Dr. David Bailey announces retirement plans

Jacksonville, Fla.-based Nemours Foundation, also known as Nemours Children's Health System, announced its President and CEO David J. Bailey, MD, is planning to retire. He will remain with the integrated children's health system until a successor is selected and in place.

Dr. Bailey has served as president and CEO of Nemours for 13 years. While Dr. Bailey served at the helm of the organization, it increased its care locations from 15 to 80-plus across six states. Nemours also established a digital health and telemedicine platform.

Dr. Bailey, a pediatrician, has worked at Nemours for 21 years in all. He also spearheaded the creation of the Child Health Policy and Prevention Unit at Nemours, which advocates for children's health issues at the local, state and national level.

"We are deeply grateful to Dr. Bailey for his devotion to continuing the legacy of our benefactor, Alfred I. duPont," said Brian Anderson, chairman of Nemours' board of directors. "Everything that he has done at Nemours is based on ensuring that we put the child first at all times, that we attract and retain talented physicians and associates to provide the highest quality care and that the organization is appropriately positioned to successfully deliver on its mission for the future."

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